It was announced yesterday that Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant won the 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player award. The only other contender really for the award was Miami Heat superstar LeBron James, who has won the award in four of the previous five seasons.
James congratulated Durant and then addressed why he didn’t win the honor, and said that despite him playing well enough the team didn’t.
“I think I played well enough to win it, but I don’t think our team played well enough to win it,” James said, via Ethan J. Skolnick of Bleacher Report. “We had too many up and down stretches throughout the season, and if my team’s not winning, then I shouldn’t be the MVP.”
It kind of sounds like James is throwing his teammates under the bus, which he is to a certain extent. What James is really saying is that Heat didn’t win enough games during the season, and they as a collective unit weren’t as dominant as some had expected.
[h/t] Matt Moore of CBS