By Laura Stampler
May 6, 2014

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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