Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Durant was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Tuesday, garnering 119 of the 125 possible first-place votes from the league’s writers. LeBron James received the other six votes.
Durant and James were followed by Blake Griffin, Joakim Noah, and James Harden in the voting. Durant had career-bests this season in points per game (32.0) and effective FG% (56.0%). It’s the 3rd straight season he’s raised those marks from the year before. It is Durant’s first MVP award.