Stephen A. Smith is one such NBA Analyst who has a different perspective on each and every topic. Many a times he is even criticised for being so bold. The senior NBA Analyst predicts Kevin Durant as the 2020-21 League MVP over LeBron James, Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Ever since James Harden has landed in Brooklyn, Durant seems to have had found his perfect playing partner. Given that Kyrie Irving is yet to return, Durant’s abilities and skills are only going to enhance when he plays along with both Irving and Harden.
Durant has had an exceptional start after missing the entire of the previous season. While many would suggest Doncic and LeBron have had equally imploding impressions in the new season. But Stephen A. Smith recently made the case for Kevin Durant to win the second MVP of his career.
Stephen A. Smith on Kevin Durant winning the MVP in 2020-21 season
Smith said, “Kevin Durant is going to win the league MVP. When this season is over, Kevin Durant is going to be crowned two awards – He’s going to be named league MVP and he’s going to be crowned the comeback player of the year. So the two awards [and] both of them are going to belong to him; you can book it.”
Having two of arguably the top 10 players on the team is great for winning the NBA trophy. However, as far as individual awards are considered, this will only weaken his case against the other superstars.
Having said that it has only been 10-12 games in the 2020-21 season so far, it is too early to make any prediction. Much of it as we have seen, the tables can turn any moment.
Having said that there is doubt that Kevin Durant is one of the most skilled players in the league and given that if he could perform in the same way as he is now. There is no stopping him from lifting the MVP trophy at least.