Kevin Durant's tearful NBA MVP acceptance speech
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH/WKRC) -- Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has officially been named the 2013-2014 NBA Most Valuable Player.
The Thunder put out the press release around 10:00 AM Tuesday, officially announcing Durant won the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player.
Durant earned the honor after leading the Thunder to a fourth consecutive Northwest Division title and the second best record in the NBA (59-23). Durant averaged a career-best 32.0 points to go with 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists, also a career high.
This is Durant's first MVP award and he joins Wilt Chamberlain, George Gervin, and Michael Jordan as the only players to win the MVP award and scoring title in the same season.
Durant received 119 of 125 first place votes, beating out LeBron James by 113.
For the fifth straight season, fans got a chance to vote on the MVP by ranking the top five choices at NBA.com. The fan vote counted collectively as one and was compiled with 124 media votes to determine the winner.
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