NBA MVP Kevin Durant thanked his mother “the real MVP” during his acceptance speech.
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Canada Yahoo reported:
Wanda Pratt received an early Mother’s Day present on Tuesday that was better than any flowers, candy or cards she will receive on Sunday.
The NBA awarded Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant with this season’s Most Valuable Player award. In a lengthy, tearful and poignant ceremony, Durant thanked his family members, every single teammate from Russell Westbrook to little-known Grant Jerrett, the entire Thunder coaching staff and organization, Oklahoma City and The Oklahoman newspaper for calling him “Mr. Unreliable.”
It was a heartfelt moment for Durant, none more so than when he referenced Pratt, his mother.
“We weren’t supposed to be here,” Durant said. “You made us believe. You kept us off the street. You put clothes on our backs. You put food on the table. When you didn’t eat, you made sure we ate and [you] went to sleep hungry.
“You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.”