Jan 29, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) looks over at Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN says LeBron James is an MVP candidate

The 2014-15 NBA season is right around the corner and that means season predictions — and painfully obvious ones, at that. ESPN has taken the cake in the painfully obvious department as they’ve listed both LeBron James and Kevin Durant as MVP caliber players.

As part of ESPN’s Summer Forecast, the two likely candidates to be the MVP in the 2014-15 season are none other than LeBron James and Kevin Durant.


Having Durant and LeBron as the favorites to win the MVP award this season is about as easy a prediction as it gets, but for the sake of argument, let’s assume that the race comes down to these two again — does LeBron have enough going for him to reclaim the MVP?

Durant was no doubt deserving of the  award last year, but LeBron is back in Cleveland and he’s once again the darling of the NBA. If he can put together a season like he did last year but do it in Cleveland, that might be enough of a story for voters to fawn over LeBron once again, and that’s something that Cavaliers fans are hoping happens this season.

It’s not a lock, but the story is going to be something that voters won’t be able to ignore at the end of the season.

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