1B has finally overtaken 1A!
Kevin Durant has just been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the 2013-2014 season. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar got a landslide 119 out of the 125 first placed votes. The last two seasons' MVP, Lebron James, placed second.
Despite losing his fellow All-Star and buddy Russell Westbrook to a knee injury for much of the season, KD led OKC to a 53-23 record, the second best in the NBA. He was on-fire all season long, averaging 32 points per game en route to claiming his fourth scoring title in five years. His run of 41 consecutive games with at least 25 points ranks third in NBA history. He also scored 40 points or more 10 times and reached the 50-point barrier twice this season. The man was simply unconscious.
But what really earned him the league’s highest individual honor wasn’t his scoring prowess but his evolution into a total team player. We all knew he could score, but the 2013-2014 KD showed that he could also effectively man the rock and create scoring opportunities for his teammates.
As the Thunder's de-facto point guard, he averaged a career-high 5.5 assists per game this season. Well, if you're guarding an almost seven-foot tall athletic freak with a tremendous wingspan, can shoot at will, or break your ankles in a count of three, eh kabahan ka na!
So, congrats KD! We pay tribute to the man's skills and #swag below!
KD makes scoring look WAY TOO EASY!
Be it a game-winning pull-up three from Area 51... (BTW: That's also his total points in this game!)