VIDEO Kevin Durant knows mom is real MVP in emotional speech

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There is no one alive at the moment who is better at putting the ball through the basket than NBA superstar Kevin Durant. It turns out he’s just as good at being a human being as he is at his craft.

The all-star leader of the OKC Thunder was selected the league’s MVP and in his acceptance speech the young man adored by an army of fans had himself, his momma, his teammates and just about everyone else watching in tears as he spoke from the heart about how his mother, Wanda Pratt, was the “real MVP.”

Watch as Durant explains to everyone who’s listening why his mom is the reason he was in that moment and accepting such a prestigious award:

“I don’t think you know what you did. You had my brother when you were 18 years old. Three years later I came out. The odds were stacked against us. 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 is when we moved into our first apartment. No bed, no furniture, and we just all sat in the living room and just hugged each other because we thought we made it.

When something good happens to you, I don’t know about you guys, but I tend to took back to what brought me here. You woke me up in the middle of the night in the summer times. Making me run up a hill. Making me do push-ups. Screaming at me from the sidelines at my games at eight or nine years old.

We weren’t supposed to be here. You made us believe. You kept us off the street, put clothes on our backs, food on the table. 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 has a history of philanthropy as he pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross following the complete devastation of the 2013 Moore tornado. His sudden generosity inspired the Thunder and Nike to match his donation.

In a league suffering from recent negative headlines thanks to Clippers owner Donald Sterling, it’s great news to hear that someone with such immense talent and heart was selected to carry the mantle of MVP.

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