It has been a couple of weeks already since Stephen Curry was unanimously voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player, averaging 30.1 PPG, 6.7 APG, and 5.4 RPG. But was Curry really the MVP? There is a difference between being the best player and the most valuable player in the NBA, and if the voters are voting based on the most valuable, than it should've been Thunder (Hopefully soon-to-be Celtic) forward, Kevin Durant.
Durant wasn't that far behind Steph statistically, averaging 28.2 PPG, 5 APG, and 8.2 RPG, and he helped bring Oklahoma City back to the playoffs, and now to the Western Conference Finals, against Curry's Warriors. Not to mention he's playing on a team who fired their head coach, Scott Brooks, after last season and replaced with a rookie head coach, Billy Donavan.
The Thunder went 45-37, finishing ninth in the West in the 2014-15 season. A season in which KD only played in 27 out of a possible 82 games. Also a season where Russell Westbrook almost brought them to the postseason single-handedly.
OKC got Durant back for 72 games this season, and finished 3rd in the West this season with a 55-37 record, 10 more wins and 6 spots higher in the standings. That shows value.
Not saying that Curry leading the Warriors to a 73 win season isn't great, because it certainly is. The point is, that Durant brought his team back from a disappointing season, amidst trade rumors and free agency questions, and he dominated. And it is showing as the Thunder are in the Western Conference Finals against Golden State.
KD, you da real MVP!