Blake Griffin may have been named the Western Conference’s player of the week three times this season, but he’s under no illusions as to who he believes is vying for the NBA’s MVP award this year.
Fresh from winning his third player of the week accolade this term, Griffin lent his thoughts concerning the race for the MVP this season and those of you hoping for a surprise are about to be disappointed; he thinks it’s a two horse race between LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
Obviously you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t think it will be either James or Durant taking home the league’s most prestigious personal award this year, but the fact that Griffin has ruled himself completely out of contention will probably be of interest to some.
When asked whether or not he considered himself to be in the mix, the Los Angeles Clippers power forward said: “No, I think the MVP race is a two-man race.”
And though he hasn’t mentioned even James or Durant by name, only a fool would speculate that he was hinting at another candidate. As for which one of the phenomenal pair will take the crown this season, it’s anyone’s guess. With Durant having been largely dominant in the opening half of the season, but James coming into his own during the last two months, it’s likely it’s a competition which will be won or lost in the next few weeks.