The NBA did right on this 2013/2014 season by giving Kevin Durant the M.V.P. award. It was well deserved and you can see down below the heartfelt acceptance speech that has gone viral due to the realness that hasn't been since in years.
KD won the NBA's top individual honor Tuesday, receiving 119 first-place votes. Bron who had won the last two MVP awards and four of the previous five, finished second with six first-place votes, and Blake Griffin was third.
An emotional Durant thanked everyone from his teammates to his mother, Wanda Pratt, at a ceremony in Edmond, Okla., on Tuesday.
"You made us believe, you kept us off the streets, put clothes on our backs, put food on the table," a teary-eyed Durant said to his mother, who was in attendance. "You the real MVP."
Durant also thanked veteran forward Caron Butler, who shortly after signing with the Thunder on March 1 placed a note in Durant's locker that read, "KD MVP."
"I don't really say much in those moments, but I remember that," Durant said. "I go home and I think about that stuff, man. When you got people behind you, you can do whatever."
Durant won his fourth scoring crown in five years by averaging 32 points. The 6-foot-9 forward helped the Thunder go 59-23, second-best in the league, despite playing much of the season without three-time All-Star Westbrook by his side because of a nagging knee injury.
Durant, who averaged 32.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists, becomes the first player to win both the scoring title and the MVP award in the same season since Iverson did it in 2000-01.