Kevin Durant wins first MVP Awards; LeBron James second

Kevin Durant - 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2013-14 season announced Tuesday, May 6.

Durant, the league scoring champion for the fourth time in five seasons, totaled 1,232 points from 119 of 124 first-place votes among sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the US and Canada as well as an NBA.com MVP fan vote, making for 125 ballots.

It’s the first MVP award for Durant, who averaged a career-best 32.0 points per game. He also averaged 7.4 rebounds and a career-high 5.5 assists while shooting 50 percent from the field.

Lebron James of the Miami Heat was second with six first-place votes and finished with 891 points.

Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers finished third with a total of 434 points. Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah, who won the Defensive Player of the Year, placed at fourth with 322 points followed by Houston Rockets’ James Harden with 85 points.

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Most Valuable Player Award Winners

Winners of the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player award.

  • 2013-14 Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
  • 2012-13 LeBron James (Miami)
  • 2011-12 LeBron James (Miami)
  • 2010-11 Derrick Rose (Chicago)
  • 2009-10 LeBron James (Cleveland)
  • 2008-09 LeBron James (Cleveland)
  • 2007-08 Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • 2006-07 Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas)
  • 2005-06 Steve Nash (Phoenix)
  • 2004-05 Steve Nash (Phoenix)
  • 2003-04 Kevin Garnett (Minnesota)
  • 2002-03 Tim Duncan (San Antonio)
  • 2001-02 Tim Duncan (San Antonio)
  • 2000-01 Allen Iverson (Philadelphia)
  • 1999-00 Shaquille O’Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • 1998-99 Karl Malone (Utah)
  • 1997-98 Michael Jordan (Chicago)
  • 1996-97 Karl Malone (Utah)
  • 1995-96 Michael Jordan (Chicago)
  • 1994-95 David Robinson (San Antonio)
  • 1993-94 Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston)
  • 1992-93 Charles Barkley (Phoenix)
  • 1991-92 Michael Jordan (Chicago)
  • 1990-91 Michael Jordan (Chicago)
  • 1989-90 Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • 1988-89 Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • 1987-88 Michael Jordan (Chicago)
  • 1986-87 Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • 1985-86 Larry Bird (Boston)
  • 1984-85 Larry Bird (Boston)
  • 1983-84 Larry Bird (Boston)
  • 1982-83 Moses Malone (Philadelphia)
  • 1981-82 Moses Malone (Houston)
  • 1980-81 Julius Erving (Philadelphia)
  • 1979-80 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles)
  • 1978-79 Moses Malone (Houston)
  • 1977-78 Bill Walton (Portland)
  • 1976-77 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles)
  • 1975-76 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles)
  • 1974-75 Bob McAdoo (Buffalo)
  • 1973-74 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee)
  • 1972-73 Dave Cowens (Boston)
  • 1971-72 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee)
  • 1970-71 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee)
  • 1969-70 Willis Reed (New York)
  • 1968-69 Wes Unseld (Baltimore)
  • 1967-68 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia)
  • 1966-67 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia)
  • 1965-66 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia)
  • 1964-65 Bill Russell (Boston)
  • 1963-64 Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati)
  • 1962-63 Bill Russell (Boston)
  • 1961-62 Bill Russell (Boston)
  • 1960-61 Bill Russell (Boston)
  • 1959-60 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia)
  • 1958-59 Bob Pettit (St. Louis)
  • 1957-58 Bill Russell (Boston)
  • 1956-57 Bob Cousy (Boston)
  • 1955-56 Bob Pettit (St. Louis)

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