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Is Kevin Durant The Finals MVP?

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On Thursday’s show (June 7, 2018), Neil, Kyle and Chris catch up after Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals. They talk about what a sweep would mean for this Warriors “dynasty” and for LeBron James’s legacy, debate whether LeBron is partly to blame for how his team is constructed, and reopen the finals MVP discussion after Kevin Durant’s incredible night on Wednesday.

The Lab will be back with another episode next week. In the meantime, keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions, which are updated after every game.

Neil Paine was the acting sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Chris Herring was a senior sportswriter for FiveThirtyEight.

Kyle Wagner is a former senior editor at FiveThirtyEight.