Kevin Durant, Chandler Parsons

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, tries to drive past Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons during an April 4 game. Durant is making a strong case to win the NBA's MVP award this season. (Scott Halleran / Getty Images / April 4, 2014)

Almost everyone gets to see the crazy step-back three-pointers and wild flip-ins that make Kevin Durant so great, his top plays consuming hours of air time on ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, etc.

Considerably fewer have been privy to the madness that is Byron Mullens.

A "highlight" video on YouTube that shows the Philadelphia 76ers reserve center failing to box out and then airballing a three-pointer five seconds into the shot clock has generated fewer than 11,000 views.

In the interest of fairness, we consider it our duty to bring you the worst of the NBA in addition to the best.

Mullens qualifies as the pits this season, his averages of 4.0 points and 1.9 rebounds per game not doing his dreadfulness justice. There's a reason he has also averaged only 9.0 minutes and was traded by the Clippers in February to the one NBA team openly trying to lose games.

Durant is a keeper for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who would eagerly sign him to a lifetime contract were it permissible. His league-leading average of 31.9 points is only part of the reason he should win his first most valuable player award. Durant is much improved defensively and is as clutch as they come, his three-pointer in the final minute Wednesday against the Clippers ending their hopes of overtaking the Thunder for the No. 2 seeding in the Western Conference.

There was also that insane streak of 41 consecutive games with at least 25 points, showing Durant has also become the game's most consistent player in addition to its most spindly wonder.

Here, for your consideration, are our other award winners (along with their alter egos):

Coach of the year: Jeff Hornacek, Phoenix.

The Suns' season was supposed to be over before it started when the team traded Marcin Gortat in October for an injured Emeka Okafor and a draft pick. Nope.

Phoenix could be a couple of victories away from making the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference, largely because of a rookie coach who looks as youthful as some of his players.

The Suns have the league's biggest jump in winning percentage (.290) from last season and might have secured homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs if Eric Bledsoe hadn't missed more than two months because of a knee injury. Credit Hornacek's run-and-fun offense and his masterful handling of a team on the rise.

Coach of the jeer: Mike Brown, Cleveland.

It all seemed so promising, Brown returning to the franchise he guided to the 2010 Finals with a rejuvenated Andrew Bynum, top draft pick Anthony Bennett and an emerging talent in Earl Clark.

Now only one question remains: Who was the biggest bust? Bynum's knees and his attitude gave out, Bennett played like an undrafted rookie and Clark faded into obscurity. Brown only exacerbated matters with epic practice sessions and an overbearing presence that could drive away dynamic point guard Kyrie Irving.

Rookie of the year: Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia.

It was a two-man race between Carter-Williams and Orlando's Victor Oladipo, both of whom thrived despite toiling in the NBA's hinterlands.

Carter-Williams gets the nod despite experiencing a downturn in the second half of the season because he did more on a worse team, blossoming into one of the league's most well-rounded young players.

Worst newcomer of the year: Otto Porter, Washington.

Bennett was more widely panned because he was the top pick, but Porter, drafted only two spots later, had a worse season after missing three months with a hip injury. His averages of 2.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.3 assists should make the Wizards petition the NBA to allow him to return to Georgetown for another season.