Kevin Durant, a 26 year old 6'9" forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, won the 2013-2014 NBA Most Valuable Player award. What was striking about Durant's 25 minute speech is what he chose to highlight. Durant has been top scorer in four of the last five seasons. But Durant highlighted how he was molded by his upbringing coming from modest background in PG county (Prince Georges county outside of the District of Calamity) and how Durant appreciated all of the support that he received.
|[L] Kevin Durant embraces his Mama at NBA MVP (photo: AP/Susan Ogroki)|
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.