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Durant voted NBA's MVP


Durant voted NBA's MVP


For the first time in his seven year career Kevin Durant was this week named the NBA’s most valuable player for the 2013/2014 season.

The 25-year-old Washington DC native captured his fourth scoring title in five seasons this campaign and lead the Oklahoma Thunder to the Northwest Division title and the NBA playoffs.

In a tearful speech Durant said: ‘‘I just never thought I could make it to college and the NBA or stand up in front of you guys and be the MVP.It’s just a surreal feeling. And I had so much help. So many people believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.

‘‘So many people doubted me and motivated me every single day to be who I am. I failed so many times and got back up. I’ve been through the toughest times with my family but I’m still standing.”

Durant won the accolade by a landslide leaving Miami Heat’s LeBron James, who had won the MVP title four times in the last five seasons, a distant second in the voting while Blake Griffin of the troubled Los Angeles Clippers was third.

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