Refresh  
  Page last updated on Mon Jun 27 09:03:05 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
KEVIN DURANT IS THE MVP OF 2012 ALL-STAR GAME
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:12 AM EST

Thunder’ forward Kevin Durant cringes a tiny whenever he hears his name next to words like elite or star. Baseball spreads

However after winning his 1st All-Star MVP award with a scoring display that ranked among the best in the game’s history, even Durant may have to recognize his very own NBA stardom. Baseball odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward scored 36 points and grabbed 7 rebounds Sunday night to help the West hold off a late charge from the East in a 152-149 success.

“It’s just exciting to be named (an) All-Star, but to step it up another level and become MVP, it’s only a specific thing as a kid you ambition about,” Durant related. “Coming from where I come from, I didn’t think I would be here. Everything is simply a blessing to me.”

His presentation was a small piece of All-Star redemption for Durant after he came up just short towards Minnesota’s Kevin Love in Saturday night’s 3-point Shootout.

Durant dazzled with a scoring barrage that included jump shots, slashing layups and dunks to help the West open a 21-point lead. He even eclipsed West teammate Kobe Bryant, who scored 27 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the top career scorer in All-Star Game history.

Durant recounted there wasn’t any special methodology to how he approached the game, but stated that he and West coach Scott Brooks did have a discussion back in Oklahoma City in which Durant let him know he didn’t mind logging a large number of All-Star minutes.

Durant finished the night playing a game-high 37.

“I’m often like that,” Durant said. “You know, every game I play in I try to be aggressive and be myself. It made it easier having my coaches over there, also. Folks just sacrificed shots, and that is what you want to see from superstars.”

Miami’s Dwyane Wade asserted Durant will be a player to watch in future games.

“That record (Kobe) got, with KD in the league, I don’t know how long it’s going to last,” Wade said.

Brooks declared he’s never amazed by the 5th-year player any longer.

“This is his 1st time of probably many,” Brooks said of the MVP reward. “I’m thrilled to have the chance to coach him. The bloke, he does plenty of things well… He just comes in and does his work.”

Durant claimed Sunday’s honor ranks high on his list of career achievements, including the gold medal he won at the world championships in 2010.

“It ranks right up there at the top,” Durant announced. “I keep announcing it, but I am excited I got it, and I am glad I’m able to celebrate this with my family and my teammates and everyone in Oklahoma City. We’ll see if I get another one down the line.”


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASEBALL 6/5/2016 - 8/9/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Chicago Cubs
2
Chicago Cubs
3
Pittsburgh Pirates
4
Los Angeles Dodgers
5
Cleveland Indians
06/27/2016
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainEDMUND, K vs. MANNARINO, A03:30 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainKOHLSCHREIBER, P vs. HERBERT, P03:30 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainCILIC, M vs. BAKER, B03:30 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainCORIC, B vs. KARLOVIC, I03:30 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainALMAGRO, N vs. DUTRA SILVA, R03:30 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainNARA, K vs. BRENGLE, M03:30 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainSELA, D vs. FERRER, D04:45 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainKLEIN, B vs. MAHUT, N04:45 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainFRATANGELO, B vs. DIMITROV, G05:00 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainDJOKOVIC, N vs. WARD, J05:00 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainWILLIAMS, V vs. VEKIC, D05:00 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainSIEGEMUND, L vs. KEYS, M05:00 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainSAFAROVA, L vs. MATTEK-SANDS, B05:00 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainALEXANDROVA, E vs. IVANOVIC, A05:00 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainGASPARYAN, M vs. ALLERTOVA, D05:00 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainGOFFIN, D vs. WARD, A06:15 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainCARRENO-BUSTA, P vs. RAONIC, M06:15 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainEVANS, D vs. STRUFF, J06:15 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainGROTH, S vs. NISHIKORI, K06:15 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainSOCK, J vs. GULBIS, E06:15 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainBERANKIS, R vs. WILLIS, M06:15 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainZHANG, S vs. SUAREZ NAVARRO, C06:15 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainPEREIRA, T vs. LEPCHENKO, V06:15 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainSHVEDOVA, Y vs. GOERGES, J06:30 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainGIORGI, C vs. MUGURUZA, G06:30 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainMONFILS, G vs. CHARDY, J07:30 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainCUEVAS, P vs. KUZNETSOV, A07:30 AM PST
ATP - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainFEDERER, R vs. PELLA, G07:45 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainHALEP, S vs. SCHMIEDLOVA, A07:45 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainDOI, M vs. CHIRICO, L07:45 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainROBSON, L vs. KERBER, A07:45 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainJANKOVIC, J vs. VOEGELE, S07:45 AM PST
WTA - Wimbledon, London, Great BritainBROADY, N vs. SVITOLINA, E07:45 AM PST
MLBLA DODGERS vs. PIT PIRATES09:35 AM PST
MLBNY METS vs. WAS NATIONALS4:05 PM PST
MLBTEX RANGERS vs. NY YANKEES4:05 PM PST
MLBCHI CUBS vs. CIN REDS4:10 PM PST
MLBBOS RED SOX vs. TB RAYS4:10 PM PST
MLBCLE INDIANS vs. ATL BRAVES4:10 PM PST
MLBSTL CARDINALS vs. KC ROYALS5:15 PM PST
MLBTOR BLUE JAYS vs. COL ROCKIES5:40 PM PST
MLBPHI PHILLIES vs. ARI DIAMONDBACKS6:40 PM PST
MLBHOU ASTROS vs. LA ANGELS7:05 PM PST
MLBOAK ATHLETICS vs. SFO GIANTS7:15 PM PST

x