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Kevin Durant Wins First NBA MVP Award

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant shoots a foul shot during Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 21, 2014. Sue Ogrocki—AP

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward scored at least 25 points in 41 consecutive games this season, the third-longest streak in NBA history. Four-time MVP winner LeBron James said Durant "deserves it"

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant won his first MVP trophy Tuesday.

The 6’9″ superstar had a run of 41 consecutive games in which he scored at least 25 points this season. That’s the third-longest streak in NBA history. Durant, who led the Thunder to the second-best record in the league, topped past MVP winner LeBron James, with 119 first-place votes.

“Much respect to him and he deserves it,” James told the Associated Press. “He had a big-time MVP season.”

The Thunder are currently facing the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.

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