Profile of NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant

Posted at 05/07/2014 9:17 AM
Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant speaks after receiving the MVP trophy at Thunder Events Center. Photo by Alonzo Adams, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Factbox on Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, who was named the most valuable player (MVP) for the National Basketball Association's 2013-14 season on Tuesday.

* Born: 29 September, 1988 in Washington D.C. (age 25)

* Height: six feet nine inches (2.06 metres), 240 lbs (109 kilograms)

* Drafted second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2007

* Named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2008

* Five-time NBA All-Star (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

* NBA scoring champion for the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons, making him the fifth player to win the scoring title at least four times. The others are Michael Jordan (10), Wilt Chamberlain (7), George Gervin (4) and Allen Iverson (4).

* In 2010, he led the United States to their first men's world championship title since 2004 and was named MVP for the tournament.

* In 2012, he won a gold medal with the U.S. team at the London Olympics, scoring a tournament-high 156 points, including 30 in the final against Spain.

* In the 2013-14 NBA regular season, he averaged a career-high 32 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.

(Compiled by Julian Linden in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)