LeBron James: Durant deserves to win NBA MVP awardOKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 3, 2014: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates during a game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 3, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)
It's expected that Durant will be announced as this season's MVP later this week. James has lauded Durant's play this season several times in recent weeks, doing so again on Monday.
James says: ''Much respect to him and he deserves it. He had a big-time MVP season.''
James is a four-time winner of the league's MVP award, taking the honor in each of the previous two seasons.