Kevin Durant officially named MVP in landslide vote
By Jay Dillon
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has officially been named the 2013-2014 NBA Most Valuable Player.The Thunder put out the press release around 10:00 AM Tuesday, officially announcing Durant won the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player.Durant earned the honor after leading the Thunder to a fourth consecutive Northwest Division title and the second best record in the NBA (59-23). Durant averaged a career-best 32.0 points to go with 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists, also a career high.This is Durant's first MVP award and he joins Wilt Chamberlain, George Gervin, and Michael Jordan as the only players to win the MVP award and scoring title in the same season. Durant received 119 of 125 first place votes, beating out LeBron James by 113. For the fifth straight season, fans got a chance to vote on the MVP by ranking the top five choices at NBA.com. The fan vote counted collectively as one and was compiled with 124 media votes to determine the winner. Players were awarded 10 points for each first place vote, seven for each second place vote, five for each third place, three for each fourth-place, and one for each fifth-place vote received.Here's the top five, according to the NBA: Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total PointsKevin Durant, Oklahoma City 119 6 - - - 1,232 LeBron James, Miami 6 118 1 - - 891 Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers - 1 66 30 7 434 Joakim Noah, Chicago - - 32 50 12 322 James Harden, Houston - - 7 10 20 85
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