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  1. Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio Spurs might not receive extension by...

    Marc Stein

    There is a strong likelihood that Friday's midnight deadline for contract extensions for first-round picks from the Class of 2011 will pass without a new deal for reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, according to league sources.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  2. Steve Nash's drive made him a legend

    Marc Stein

    It's not those two bronze MVP statues he won after rejoining the Phoenix Suns and all the heated debates they spawned. It's not his 10,000-odd assists or those ridiculously accurate shooting percentages. It's not the bloody nose in the playoffs, not ...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  3. Kevin Durant plans return to Team USA for 2016 Olympic Games

    Marc Stein

    While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  4. Why Kawhi?

    Marc Stein

    Marc Stein and Amin Elhassan discuss Kawhi Leonard's NBA Finals MVP performance .. along with some "What Next" questions for LeBron James....

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  5. By the numbers: Kevin Durant

    Marc Stein

    With an assist from ESPN Stats & Info, here's a sampling of the many achievements that positioned Kevin Durant to claim 119 of a possible 124 first-place votes and win the first Most Valuable Player award of his career: • Durant averaged 32....

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  6. Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder to be named MVP, according ...

    Marc Stein

    Thunder forward Kevin Durant is expected to be named league MVP early next week, sources close to the situation tell ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2014
  7. The likely MVP chronology

    Marc Stein

    It's an open assumption throughout the NBA that Kevin Durant is about to be crowned the league's regular-season MVP for the first time in his career. This has yet to be 100 percent confirmed -- as we did earlier this week with Jamal Crawford's for...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  8. Most Valuable Player

    Marc Stein

    Most Valuable Player: Kevin Durant, Thunder The 2013-14 MVP race in the NBA should not be as one-sided as ESPN Forecast says it is. Not to me, anyway. It's rather hard to rationalize the sort of gap between Kevin Durant and LeBron James that ...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  9. Video: Breaking down the MVP race

    Marc Stein


    Blog | March 18, 2014
  10. Why Mike Woodson is still Knicks' coach

    Marc Stein

    It's the question that gets thrown at me nearly as often these days as the one about the MVP race. Always first: KD or LeBron? Almost always next: Why haven't the Knicks fired Mike Woodson yet? One win over the tired Minnesota Timberwolves ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  11. Debating LeBron's 61-point game, MVP race

    Marc Stein

    This is an excerpt from today's edition of 5-on-5: Fact or Fiction: LeBron's 61-point performance is his best game ever. Stein: Fiction. The 25 straight points against Detroit, Game 7 in Boston, his Game 7 last June against the Spurs ... all o...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  12. LeBron vs. Durant: MVP race for the ages

    Marc Stein

    With 43 days to go in the NBA's regular season -- and thus 44 days until ballots are due -- this MVP race you can legitimately describe as both exquisite and excruciating is only getting tighter. It's agonizingly seesaw and deliciously ideal all ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  13. West MVP of the Second Trimester

    Marc Stein

    West MVP of the Second Trimester: Kevin Durant, Thunder You're kidding, right? Such has been the brilliance of Kevin Durant since the calendar flipped to 2014 that we can scarcely get in a word anywhere about the monster Februarys assembled by ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  14. East MVP of the Second Trimester

    Marc Stein

    East MVP of the Second Trimester: LeBron James, Heat You're kidding, right? This is even easier than the West, because the list of candidates in the East is truly one name deep. And one name is all we need, when it's LeBron James, to set up a ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  15. Durant: Winning 1st MVP would 'mean a lot'

    Marc Stein

    NEW ORLEANS -- Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant finally diverted Friday from his longstanding campaign to downplay any conversation about personal achievements by conceding in an interview with ESPN Radio that winning his first MVP award would...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  16. Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant -- winning first MVP award w...

    Marc Stein

    Kevin Durant says it would "mean a lot" to win his first MVP award.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014