Kevin Durant wins NBA MVP over LeBron James

Kevin Durant is the NBA's Most Valuable Player

5/6/14 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

May 3, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after making a shot against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first quarter in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsAccording to multiple sources, Kevin Durant has won the 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player award, receiving 119 out of 125 possible first place votes.

There's no word yet on who took the rest of the votes, but there's little doubt that LeBron James took most of them, if not all.

Durant led the league with 32 points per game, and also had 6.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. He went to his 5th straight All-Star game, and won 6 Player of the Week awards this season, as well as 5 Player of the Month awards.

Durant also led the NBA in PER, John Hollinger's all-important stat that is meant to indicate overall player value. Durant finished at 29.90, just barely ahead of LeBron James (29.40). The next player was Kevin Love, with a PER of 26.97.

Congratulations to NBA MVP Kevin Durant on a truly excellent season.
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5/7/14   |   Scott   |   51939 respect

I can't really argue with Durant winning the MVP but I am shocked that he won by such a wide margin in first place votes