By Sekou Smith, NBA.com
VIDEO: Kevin Durant talks to the Fan Night crew after dropping 42 on the Houston Rockets
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Six times in the last 50 years a NBA player has strung together a streak of 29 or more straight games of scoring 25 or more points. Just six times in five decades.
Oklahoma City Thunder scoring ace Kevin Durant has done it twice … in the past four seasons.
He’s on the elite streak scoring list that also includes Michael Jordan (40 straight in 1986), Spencer Haywood (31 straight in 1972), Bob McAdoo (29 straight in 1974) and Oscar Robertson (29 straight in 1964). Scoring isn’t the only thing that helps a player built his MVP case, but scoring at a transcendent clip certainly strengthens one’s case.
Durant’s all-time great scoring ability and his better-by-the-day all-around game has propelled him back to the top of the KIA Race to the MVP Ladder this week … and perhaps for good, if he keeps this up.
LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Joakim Noah and James Harden round out the top five of the Ladder this week.
Dive in here for more on who made the cut on this week’s KIA Race To The MVP Ladder!