Kevin Durant Wins First NBA MVP Award

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Congratulations Kevin Durant on taking out the  NBA’s top individual honor of Most Valuable Player.

Durant received 119 votes for first-place. Lebron James from the Miami Heat, the last two year’s MVP player finished second with six first-place votes and Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers came in third. Joakim Noah and James Harden rounded out the top five.

An emotional Durant thanked his mother was in attendance. “You made us believe, you kept us off the streets, put clothes on our backs, put food on the table.” “You the real MVP.”

Averaging 31.1 points per game, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder was our  favorite to win the MVP this season. Even though his partner-in-crime Russell Westbrook took the sidelines because of his injuries, this did not stop Durant from taking the NBA by storm.

Durant becomes the first player to win both the scoring title and the MVP awards in the same season in over 12 years. Allen Iverson was the last in the 2000-01 season.