MVP Race Is Closer Than We’d Like To Think
Late in the third quarter, Durant and James had a back and forth sequence that will live with fans forever. The Thunder star shakes, shimmies and then bang, hits a three pointer. LeBron fired back with the skills he decided to bring to South Beach, dribbling towards his opponent and then knocking down a long range two-pointer. KD looked so comfortable coming back down the court and hitting yet another three pointer.
This kind of thing sequence is usually reserved for the summer at Durant’s Barry Farms in D.C. or, as he put it, New York’s Rucker park. That recognition of the moment, for both superstars, was so pure. For a brief moment, they made us all kids again. Picking sides between the oversized bully and the only kid with the guts to stand up to him in a school yard battle. So far, the scrawny fighter is keeping the bully at bay but as LeBron demonstrated last night, outscoring trey-five, 34-33, he will strike back hard for the remainder of the season.