Kevin Durant lets go of MVP of the season and worries
A few weeks from knowing the new NBA MVP, Kevin Durant has decided to give his vote to a player. However, the Nets star also got annoyed with how voting works. For him, not sure that everyone is very objective when choosing their candidate. He explains himself.
With the regular season over, the dice are cast for individual trophies. The DPOY may go for Rudy Gobert, again, while the outcome for the MVP is undecided. Three players clearly stand out from the competition: Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo. A favourite? Perhaps the Serbian with his impressive performances.
Kevin Durant is annoyed about the MVP!
Kevin Durant he spoke on the subject. He remains lucid and knows he has no chance, which is why he votes Embiid for this individual trophy. However, the star took it a step further, as KD expressed concern about the sequel. This is what he tells the Daily News.
Many players are controlled by the stories about them. Some exist because of the player in question, and others because of the perception people have of a player. For example for Joel, we know that more people love Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic.
It’s as simple as that. I guess it’s because of their personality, their history. But when you’re a basketball player, you have to look at what you’re doing on the court, and not the rest. These stories about your personality, who you are, shouldn’t count in the vote. It shouldn’t. Joel, the thing is, people like the other two more. It is unfair. If I had a vote, I’d say Joel for MVP.
Will Jokic win another MVP because people love the pivot? Perhaps for KD, who thinks one should only judge performances on a hardwood floor, and not be biased by outside stories. But then why Embiid?
If you’re going to win two MVPs in a row, it has to be like Steph Curry. His first MVP, he was at 23 points and 7 rebounds. The following year, he rose to 30.1 points in a team with 73 wins. If you have to win the MVP twice in a row, you can’t do the same thing twice. I see it like that. Jokic’s season is incredible, but Joel’s is also, if not better.
Joel Embiid is Kevin Durant’s MVP, and no doubt the winger isn’t the only one to think so. Will time prove him right? Perhaps, however, it’s doubtful that everyone agrees with KD’s logic here. We will have the answer in a few weeks.