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LeBron James all but concedes MVP race; Says Kevin Durant has done the most to earn the award

LeBron James has won two-straight MVP Awards and four in the last five years, so he knows a thing or two about the type of basketball it takes to earn the NBA's most coveted individual prize. According to James, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder has done the most to deserve the award.

All but conceding the race to Durant, James said on Wednesday in Memphis that "it would be great" if Durant won the award.

"I think K.D. has had one heck of a season, and if he was rewarded with the MVP, it would be great," James said. "It would be awesome for him, for his family. It would be a great thing for him. He has played MVP-type basketball."

James went on to say that Durant has been "the most consistent basketball player as far as MVP this year. He has put up some great numbers."

Durant is averaging 32.0 points per game this season to go along with 7.6 rebounds per game and 5.6 assists per game. James is averaging 26.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.5 points per game.

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