5 Bold Predictions for 2015 NBA All-Star Game

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Feb 11, 2015; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after a 3 point shot against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

– KD Leads the West

The Oklahoma City Thunder wouldn’t be in the playoffs if the season ended today due to injuries to Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. The reigning MVP has took some criticism for making the All-Star team because he has only played in 26 games so far this season.

In response to the criticism, Durant said jokingly that anyone who wants his spot could play him 1v1 for it. Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban said he would play him for it, but it will be Durant on the Western Conference team.

When he’s been on the court, Durant is still putting up good numbers at 25.9 PPG with over 50% shooting from the field. Durant is heating up heading into the All-Star Game, and will be looking to make a statement as the reigning MVP of the NBA.

The style of play in the All-Star Game suits Durant great, as he is almost un-guardable even when players are trying to defend him.

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