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Oklahoma City Thunder Hold MVP Ceremony for Kevin Durant Before Game 2 Tipoff

May 7, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presents the NBA Most Valuable Player award to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) prior to action against the Los Angeles Clippers in game two of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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Grant HughesNational NBA Featured ColumnistMay 8, 2014

Kevin Durant brought the house down with his tearful MVP acceptance speech on Tuesday, and then he collected the hardware before the Oklahoma City Thunder's Game 2 matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night.

As has become his custom, Durant was humble, grateful and focused. And then, of course, he pumped in 17 first-quarter points, proving he's not the type to rest on his laurels.

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