2012 NBA All-Star Game: Kevin Durant Scores 36, Takes Home MVP Trophy

Kevin Durant earned Most Valuable Player honors during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night after scoring 36 points and picking up seven rebounds in a 152-149 Western Conference win. 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.

At 23 years old, Durant is one of the youngest players to ever win the trophy. He isn't the all-time youngest, however. LeBron James owns that distinction after putting up 29 points and six rebounds at 21 years old during the 2006 All-Star game. James likely would have won his third MVP title if the Eastern Conference had won Sunday. He tied Durant with 36 points on a blistering 6-for-8 display from behind the 3-point line.

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