Oklahoma Thunder superstar Kevin Durant won his first MVP award this week, besting LeBron James garnering 119 of 125 first place votes. During his acceptance speech on Tuesday, Durant talks emotionally about growing up and moving so often as a family that “it felt like a box, it felt like there was no getting out.”
Here’s more of Durant’s acceptance speech:
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