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The latest preseason poll unveiled the top candidates most likely to win MVP. The Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant received 38 percent of the votes as he finished in the first place while the Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James didn’t even crack the top 5 as he placed seventh.

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets are predicted to win it all though as they received 79 percent of the votes while the Los Angeles Lakers placed second with just 16 percent.

Hear a three-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe defend LeBron James while award-winning journalist, TV host, and author Skip Bayless agrees that KD will win MVP: