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Nike Congratulates Kevin Durant on First MVP Award

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Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant claimed his fourth scoring crown in five years this season, averaging 32 points per game, and now he has an MVP award to go with those accolades. Durant nabbed 119 first-place votes on his way to dethroning LeBron James, who'd won the last two MVP awards and four of the previous five. The six-foot-nine forward led the Thunder to a regular season record of 59-23 -- good for second best in the league -- while playing much of the season without three-time All-Star Russell Westbrook, who was felled with a knee injury. He also recorded his best year yet as a playmaker, averaging a career-high 5.5 assists per game, while also improving on the defensive end. In celebration of the achievement, Nike Basketball is set to release a KD MVP T-shirt, along with a surprise KD VI NIKEiD shoe to be unveiled soon. Pre-order the tee here.