He has a championship ring and was MVP of the finals aer only his first year with the Warriors. Next: flat-out dominate the following season? Watching the finals, it seems Durant is ready to make a decisive push past LeBron and claim the mantle of best player in the game. But an offseason of odd, out-of-character comments about rival shoe brands and his old mates in Oklahoma City could hint at distractions to come. If this were the Brownlow, we’d also say that Steph Curry is there to take votes away. Boom line, though, we should see the best of KD in his age-29 year, and that level of form will be hard to ignore. And if he does bag his second MVP, we’ll surely get to hear him thank his mama again.