First of all, because the season is not over. Second of all, because as good as he has been over the past five games, he hasn’t been as good over as long of a haul as Kevin Durant, who retained the No. 1 position in the latest edition of the SheridanHoops MVP rankings.
Yes, LeBron has gone for 30 in five straight games, shooting over 60 percent.
That gives him 19 games of 30 points or more — three fewer than Durant, who has scored 40 or more five times to LeBron’s zero.
And the final point, at this point … is the record of the two teams. Yes, Miami is leading the Eastern Conference and is achieving some separation from the pack. But they are a 12-11 road team, and expectations have to be set higher for the reigning NBA champions. Durant’s team, by the way, is 16-9 on the road while playing in the tougher conference.
More on this debate in the video below with CineSport’s Noah Coslov: