Warriors’ Kevin Durant calls winning All-Star Game MVP ‘special’
Kevin Durant earned his second All-Star MVP award on Sunday after his 31 points led Team LeBron to a 178-164 win to close out the festivities. The Golden State Warriors forward was the first overall pick in the All-Star Draft and made his mark known, calling this a “special” moment for him:
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Asked to rank where this moment stacks up against an arsenal of accolades, Durant was rather diplomatic in response:
“It’s all sweet to me. It’s hard to rank,” Kevin Durant said, according to Mark Medina of The Mercury News. “Everything is special. But it was cool to be out there with the best players in the game. Keep trying to rack them up, I guess.”
In the last two and a half seasons with the Warriors, the four-time scoring champ has racked up hardware like no other — adding two NBA championships, two Finals MVPs and now another All-Star MVP to his trophy collection in a short time.
Durant also had his fun during the game, seeing teammate Klay Thompson defending Stephen Curry and memorably witnessing the latter completing a four-point play — something he won’t let him live up for the next few days:
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“That was so fun to see. Those guys are always joking around and seeing who can make the most shots. Their chemistry together is second to none. We know we’re going to talk about those two plays for the next couple of days”
Surely, the Warriors won’t be short of fond memories from their brief stint in The Queen City of Charlotte, with only a handful of days of rest before getting back on the hunt for the top spot in the West.