Kevin Durant scored 36 points and picked up seven rebounds to earn Most Valuable Player honors during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night. Although he cooled off late, the Oklahoma City Thunder Star was unstoppable for much of the game, going 14-for-25 in 37 minutes on the floor. For his efforts, the Western Conference was awarded with a 152-149 win.
The trophy is, unsurprisingly, the first of Durant's career. Somewhat surprisingly, the 23-year-old isn't the youngest player to be named an All-Star MVP. LeBron James earned the distinction during the 2006 game at just 21 years old with a 29-point, six-rebound performance. He likely would have won his third MVP title if the Eastern Conference had won Sunday. James tied Durant with 36 points on a blistering 6-for-8 display from behind the 3-point line.
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