|[L] Kevin Durant embraces his Mama at NBA MVP (photo: AP/Susan Ogroki)|
Durant personally recognized all of his teammates in his MVP speech, which recognizes that he could not achieve without the help of others. But Durant reserved the highest praise for his mother, who he called the “real MVP”. Wanda Pratt, a.k.a. @MamaDurant , expected to be mentioned in her son’s speech but had no idea about the magnitude of the recognition.
This tribute has struck a chord with the public at large a demonstration of humility, an example that single-mothers can make a difference. The NBA even made a commercial with selected snippets of Durant’s speech
However, on the second Sunday in May, it is an especially appropriate tribute to mothers.