Transcript for Kevin Durant's Tearful Salute to Mom
With mother's day around the corner, we are frying to figure out how to best celebrate mom. One NBA star took advantage of a moment in the spot light to do just that. He is being called the best basketball player in the world right now. Winning four scoring titles in the past five years. Carrying his team to the playoffs this year with his flawless jumper. But never taking home the league's highest honor until now. NBA most valuable player, Kevin Durant. Last night. Oklahoma City thunder's Kevin Durant received the award for the NBA's most valuable player. Wow, wow, thank you guys so much. But at the ceremony he wanted to give credit where it is due to his mom. Wanda Pratt. You had my brother when you were 18 years old. Three years later I came out. The odd were stacked against us. Single parent with two boys by the time you were 21 years old. Reporter: Durant got emotional describing his mother sacrifices and how struggles early on shaped his winning attitude. 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 want to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You are the real mvp. In the audience Pratt wasn't the only one tearing up. Setting the bar high for offspring everywhere this week before mother's day.
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