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Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook nominated for 2014 ESPY Awards

by Mel Bracht Published: June 24, 2014
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Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have each been nominated for ESPY awards. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have each been nominated for ESPY awards. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma City Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have been nominated for the 2014 ESPY awards, according to the list of nominations released today.

Durant has been nominated in two categories, best male athlete and best NBA player. Westbrook has been nominated for best comeback athlete.

Also nominated for best male athlete were Detroit Tigers infielder Miguel Cabrera, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and boxer Floyd Mayweather.

Also nominated for best NBA player were Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, LeBron James of the Miami Heat and Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls.

Westbrook’s competition for best comeback athlete are Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and New York Rangers center Dominic Moore.

Voting is underway and all categories will close when the live show starts at 8 p.m. July 16 on ESPN. Grammy Award-winner Drake is hosting the show.

“Pardon the Interruption” co-stars Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon will host “The ESPY Nomination Special” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on ESPN.

A list of nominees and voting information is available at espn.go.com/espys/2014/

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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