*NBA star Kevin Durant can now add MVP to his name.
The Oklahoma City Thunder standout won the league’s top individual honor Tuesday, grabbing 119 first-place votes, reports the AP. Miami’s LeBron James, who had won the last two MVP awards and four of the previous five, finished second with six first-place votes and Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was third.
Durant, a 6-foot-9 forward, won his fourth scoring crown in five years this season by averaging 32 points per game. He helped the Thunder finish the regular season with a 59-23 record, second-best in the league, despite playing much of the season without three-time All-Star Russell Westbrook by his side because of a nagging knee injury.
“He’s been the most consistent guy all season long,” Westbrook said at the end of the regular season. “He’s done a great job of leading us to where we are now. He’s basically put himself in front of everybody else in the league and shown that he’s the best player in the world.”
James agreed, saying Monday: “Much respect to him and he deserves it. He had a big-time MVP season.”
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