Kevin Durant Gives Emotional Thanks To Mom And Teammates
Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, gave his mom an early Mother’s Day present by giving an emotional and heartfelt speech that honored her for everything she sacrificed to get him to where he is today.
Durant, who was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, said “One my best memories I have is when we moved into our first apartment. No bed, no furniture, we all just sat in the living room and just hugged each other. We thought we made it…You wake me up in the middle of the night in the summertime, making me run up a hill, making me do push-ups. Screaming at me from the sidelines of my games at eight or nine years old… When you didn’t eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.”
Durant also went on to thank his teammates, many of them one at a time by name. Throughout his 10 minutes speech Durant, getting emotional, had to stop to compose himself.
Way to go Kevin! You deserve it!