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Thunder basketball: What the nation is saying about Kevin Durant

by Erik Horne Modified: January 28, 2014 at 10:35 am •  Published: January 28, 2014

 

Reggie Miller summed it up …

OK, OK. Pump the brakes, Regg. But Durant is definitely in the lead.

Miller’s not alone in his opinion after another KD masterpiece:

Our own Anthony Slater wrote about the Thunder continuing its string of crazy fourth-quarter comebacks at home, in large part because of Durant.

Shandel Richardson of the Miami Sun-Sentinel said Durant is closing the gap on LeBron in the MVP race.

John Dorn of Bleacher Report says Durant’s recent string of play has made LeBron James and the Miami Heat the underdog headed into Wednesday’s matchup. Bold words indeed:

By carrying the 30-point streak into LeBron’s house, and by contributing nearly the same, broadened array of skills as the reigning MVP so far this season, the 25-year-old may unleash his first hints of overtaking James—on both individual and team levels.

SI.com’s Ben Golliver: This was a matter of the Hawks wanting anyone besides Durant to beat them, and Durant beating them anyway.

SB Nation’s Coach Nick breaks down the MVP race to four candidates. Guess who’s in the lead?

Dan Devine of Yahoo! Sports said Durant might not be happy with the amount of shots he’s taking, but he’s doing more with them than anyone else in the league.

CBSSports.com’s Matt Moore said Durant is becoming everything we thought he would. It’s the Era of Kevin Durant.

This isn’t bad either:

by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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