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I can see why, if we're only talking offense, someone would tout Kevin Durant as league MVP. But if both ends of
the court are considered, there's no way KD is ahead of LeBron James. Case in point Wednesday: Jarrett Jack nailed a key jumper over him down the stretch and David Lee hit an equally important bank hook over him. As much fear as he inspires at the offensive end, he is not the least bit imposing at the other end, in spite of his terrific length. It does not seem to be a matter of desire -- KD has certainly improved and puts in the effort -- but simple instincts. LeBron isn't always engaged defensively, but when he is he becomes the vise grip in the Heat's defense, choking off wide swaths of the floor. I have yet to see a game where KD had that kind of presence on D.