Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles He's going to be named the league M V P, the Most Valuable Player, and he's gonna be crowned to Comeback player of the Year who were two awards. Both of them are gonna belong to him. You can book it. You can't put in. I try. I mean, you know, it wordsmiths here with loquacious. This is what we do for a living. But it's kind of difficult to put into words what we're witnessing transpired. Brooklyn Nets have won four straight. Um, Kevin Durant is averaging 30.6 points per game on 54% shooting from the field, 48% from three point range and 87% from the free throw line. And these air on Lee his 1st 11 games back after an 18 month layoff. Looking fresh from an Achilles tear, I'm gonna repeat that an 18 month layoff after an Achilles tear and the 30 that he's averaging 86 months into the season. It's the 1st 11 games done real. This dude is just on another level. Kevin Durant is winning the league MVP because Brooklyn is gonna be one of the top three seeds in the Eastern Conference and whatever James Harden does, this is what this is. What's so incredible about J. Kevin Durant? If Kevin Durant suddenly starts averaging less and shooting less from the field, he won't even be blamed. They look at Kyrie first. They'll be like, What the hell is going on here? I mean, and and by the way, they're looking Kyrie. Because initially you were looking at harder. But there was no problem, because what has he been doing this hard and arrived in the first two games? So the minute Kyrie ultimately gets back if Kerry If K D. Is compromised in any way, folks are gonna be looking at somebody other than him. He's winning league envy, remember? And comeback player of the year. Do you remember the Last Dragon with Bruce Leroy and show enough? So they got the glow. That's K D. Right now. He's got the glow. He's like he's guys love that movie. Yeah, e. Who's the e? That? That's what he is right now. He steps on the court. He's got a glow around him. It's on. But like those numbers, what were the 48%? 48% from three 87% from the free throw line 54% from the field, averaging 32.6 to say nothing off his passing. Like you know, Katie is becoming Look, he's amazing. Here's what he's only averaging 19 shots, right? He's doing a shot. He's unbelievable. Often Achilles. He's amazing. Um, thing about it is James Harden rolled out of bed. As I said, looking like a hot mess showed up. Fat gave him a triple double with 13 points, 32 32 points in the triple to 14 12. So he's got that old man y m c a game. You know, like James Harden skills s. So what happens is look LeBron and a d. We saw this last year. They both bald out of control. They split the vote right. Neither one wins M v p, even though obviously one of them LeBron, was the best player in the league. I think KD and Hardener going to split the vote. I also think that there's another guy and look MVPs usually one or two seed in in either conference, right. So top four seed in the MBA. Usually it's that, but I'll say this Luca dockage is capable of averaging 30 with a triple double through, you know through the course of the season. And if you saw Kristaps Porzingis last night, play the second of back to back. But you're not even supposed allies, right? He's looking good already, and the Mavericks are under 500 right now because they're playing without half their team because the Cove it protocol Maxie, Cleveland, Finney, Smith and all these guys, the Mavericks get hot, which I think they will pour. Zynga stays healthy. I think Luca's gonna get the M V P because it's not like poor Zynga is gonna peel away votes. Lucas got a shot. He's averaging 27 9 and nine. Let's not forget that Lucas, averaging 27 9 and nine only shooting 28% from three point range 46% from the field, 75% for the from the from the free throw line. But here's the bottom line. He ain't coming off of Achilles. K D is. James Harden has no shot at the league. M v P. We all know he's phenomenal. We all know he's great and I like him personally, and I think that, you know, people tried to get on him and give him too bad of a rap when all he wanted to do was get out of Houston. But let me say this to you because of how he departed from Houston because of how he departed for Houston and how he was looking at that time. Those M V P votes will be held from him because they would be credited. Durant. The fact that Kevin Durant is with them has him looking better. Kevin Durant has this the way he's playing right now, if he continued, but he has this on lock because of what he overcame and how he's playing in spite of it. Here's the thing about M V P. Really, there's there's, there's a member of the final doubt. There's an M V p of the final. There's an M V p of the regular season, but really, by the end of the finals, we know who the best player in the game was that year. Even if K D wins the M v P, it doesn't mean it. It doesn't really mean anything unless he can lead his team past LeBron's like the question is, who's the best player in the world. That's a separate argument, but that's really what KD can prove this. Well, that's a different category. But in terms of M v P. Being most valuable when you consider what James Harding, where he came from, what he came to the dysfunction that re Kyrie Irving the distraction, the fact that Kevin Durant is balling and they're winning games. If that continues, he ain't losing. Last thing about the war. Last thing about Luca Luca not really in shape yet, and he's already playing much better defense than he's ever played. And the Mavs? They're a good defensive team. He's a future. Over the course of this season. Let's see how it all shakes global. He's a future M v P. 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