NBA Player Props

Kevin Durant Deserves to Be NBA Finals MVP Favorite

Donnavan Smoot
Jun 8, 2021, 10:46 AM EDT
Kevin Durant is scoring no matter what is thrown at him.
Kevin Durant is scoring no matter what is thrown at him. / Elsa/Getty Images

It’s getting harder and harder to describe how good Kevin Durant is at basketball. In Game 2 against the Milwaukee Bucks, Durant had 32 points on nearly 67% shooting from the field.

He is averaging 32.0 points a night these playoffs on a ridiculous 55/50/91 split. Right now, the Durant is making the Bucks look like a junior varsity team.

Also a quick reminder: He's doing all of this after coming off a torn Achilles.

Durant is on another level right now, and by the looks of it, the Brooklyn Nets will be on its way to the NBA Finals. Once they get there, Durant will be the favorite to win Finals MVP -- just as he is now -- and will undoubtedly deserve those odds.

WynnBET has given Durant +165 odds to win Finals MVP. The next closest is Donovan Mitchell at +325. Mitchell's odds seem tied to the Jazz's chances of reaching the NBA Finals rather than his individual greatness because he isn't close to being on the same level as Durant.

Even Durant's teammates, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, are far behind him.

Durant is scoring at ease. There was one plays in Game 2 that showed just how demoralizing it is to guard the Slim Reaper.

This is Durant putting the reigning Defensive Player of the Year into an absolute blender. Giannis Antetokounmpo is there, but he had no chance at the same time.

Through these playoffs, Durant is leading the Nets in scoring, rebounding and blocks. He's finding a way to make an impact on both ends of the floor. With Harden out with a hamstring injury, expect to see more and more of Durant lighting it up on the Nets' playoff run.