#5 Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant wins third consecutive scoring title, leads OKC to NBA Finals
For the last few seasons, names like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have dominated the conversation about the NBA’s greatest players. But after being named MVP at the All-Star Game, winning his third consecutive scoring title and leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant has firmly planted himself right in the middle of any such discussion.
Durant averaged 28 points per game during the lockout-shortened season and was named to the All-NBA First Team. He also scored a career-high 51 points on February 19 against the Denver Nuggets. Despite his success, Durant remains committed to growing in his relationship with God.
“I’ve got a long way to go to become closer to the Lord but hopefully I can continue to stay on the path,” he told Inspiring Athletes. “I might take a few steps forward and take a couple steps back and take some steps forward, but I want to get better.”