Magic Johnson: Kevin Durant ‘sealed the deal’ on MVP race

Magic Johnson doesn’t think there will be a three-peat.  

A third consecutive NBA crown for the Miami Heat is still possible, but Johnson believes LeBron James’ reign as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player will come to an end this year.

After Kevin Durant’s game-winning shot in a 51-point, 12-rebound performance in the Thunder’s double overtime win over the Raptors on Friday, Johnson says KD has done enough to earn his first league MVP.

LeBron scored 61 points in regulation earlier this month against the Bobcats, but Durant has been more consistent this year as the league’s leading scorer, averaging 32.2 points per game.

And Friday night wasn’t even his best outing of the season. He lit up the scoreboard with 54 points against the Warriors on Jan. 17.

Durant has said he’s "tired of being second." This could be the year he’s finally first in the MVP race. Can he come in first in the NBA Playoffs, too?

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