Last night, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, won the league’s MVP award and he earned it. Durant averaged more points and rebounds in seven seasons than superstar Michael Jordan. He had 41 consecutive games with at least 25 points and scored 40 points 14 times.
But it wasn’t the numbers that millions watching would remember from his moving speech. Durant did something that would honor his team, the game and above all, the remarkable woman that raised him. He thanked each teammate by name. Then he talked about fellow player Caron Butler, who had place a note in his locker “KD MVP” after he signed. Durant acknowledged that small gesture and the impact it had on him, “I don’t really say much in those moments, but I remember that.”
Durant then paid tribute to his mom. “Single parent with two boys by the time you were 21 years old. Everybody told us we weren’t supposed to be here. We moved from apartment to apartment by ourselves. One of the best memories I had was when we moved into our first apartment. No bed, no furniture, and we just all sat in a room and just hugged each other. We thought we’d made it.You made us believe, you kept us off the streets, put clothes on our backs, put food on the table. You the real MVP.”
Below is video of Durant’s entire speech. It is a loving reminding of the power of mom. To Ms. Pratt, our Girlfriend of the Week!