This speech has made me a huge KD fan! Talk about an athlete being an inspiration and a great role model. Definitely deserved the NBA MVP award. I’ll be happy with either OKC or the LA Clippers winning the series.
VIDEO:Kevin Durant’s complete Kia MVP acceptance speech
OKLAHOMA CITY — This was no standard-issue award news conference held in a sterile gathering space inside the receiving player’s home arena in front of media, family and friends.
This was a music-blaring, carnival-like civic celebration attended by the city’s mayor and the state’s governor; a crowning of sorts in which a thousand or so members of this close-knit community felt compelled to watch the indoor proceeding outside on video screens in the parking lot of the team’s original training facility during the middle of an unusually warm Tuesday afternoon. A giant banner draped the side of the building with a photo of Durant surrounded by children and big, bold letters that read: “OKC’s MVP”.
They arrived in droves because around here, Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia Most Valuable Player, is one of their own.
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