Viral 'You Went to Sleep Hungry...': Kevin Durant Calls Mom the 'Real MVP'
Here's a perfect story with Mother's Day right around the corner. The NBA's Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant delivered an emotional speech yesterday, recognizing God and his mother, Wanda Pratt. Both cried as the Oklahoma City Thunder star accepted his first MVP award, then proceeded to give a heartwarming tribute to his mom.
Reflecting back on his mother's struggles, he called her the "real MVP" for raising two kids as a single mom.
"And last, my mom. 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," said the 25-year-old, who has now won his first MVP after LeBron James won the award the last two seasons.
"You made us believe, you kept us off the street, you put clothes on our backs, food on the table,” he added. “You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP," he said, as the audience and his teammates rose to give Pratt a round of applause.
Check out the full speech below: