Originally Posted by bjjs
After watching last game with Lebron/Durant, Durant would need a lot of help from his teammates hitting him off of screens in stride to score against LBJ. LBJ is to physical defensively for him. Only baskets he scored one on one were tough 9-10 foot floaters.
But is the best player one-on-one the MVP?
Im not saying Durant is better than LBJ, but last time I checked basketball was 5 on 5 game and to me the most valuable player is not the best one-on-one player.
If Durant is more capable in utilizing the screens from his team mates and in other ways can impact the game more with help of his team mates (thus making his team better), he just might be the MVP over the best individual one-on-one player.
Similarly the best defensive player is not always the best one-on-one defender, but can also be a guy who can hold his own against his guy and also help the other guys who are out-mathced.