Durant says winning All-Star MVP a childhood dream

Durant says winning All-Star MVP a childhood dream

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ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 26: NBA Commissioner David Stern presents Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Western Conference holds up the MVP trophy after the West won 152-149 against Eastern Conference during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center on February 26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Kevin Durant is one of the NBA's biggest stars, whether he ranks himself in that class or not. Now, he has an MVP trophy that proves it.

Durant received his first All-Star game MVP award Sunday night after leading the West to a 152-149 victory over the East.

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward scored 36 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help the West build a 21-point cushion before withstanding a late charge by LeBron James and the East.

Durant said afterward that being an All-Star MVP was something he dreamed about as a kid and he was happy to share the experience with Thunder coach Scott Brooks and teammate Russell Westbrook.

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