The NBA’s reigning MVP, LeBron James, once again backed his good friend Kevin Durant (the likely winner of the L’s top individual award) for the honor. James, winner of the last two MVP awards and four overall, says KD is the obvious choice this season. Per the AP:

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.”