Unless the voters put too much weight into what transpired in the Oklahoma City Thunder's win over the Miami Heat on Sunday (which is entirely possible), Kevin Durant won't beat out LeBron James for the Most Valuable Player award. He shouldn't, really, because James' statistical dominance is so overwhelming.
Still, what Durant has done to raise his game is both stunning and subtle. Therefore, here's a proposal: why not name Durant the NBA's Most Improved Player?
And now it's a meme. Ball Don't Lie says:
Maybe he should win the Most Improved Player award, though. At the very least, perhaps he should stir a discussion about what that award really stands for.
I am actually looking forward to the playoffs. We've got Tjarks banging out an NBA playoff primer that you will be able to download to your Kindle or iPad. More on that later.