Last night the NBA gave out the MVP award to Kevin Durant. He received an overwhelming 119 of 125 first-place votes to beat LeBron James.
Durant fought back tears as he thanked each of his teammates individually. He mentioned every player and told them what they had meant to him. He ended by telling his mother, Wanda Pratt, that’s she’s “the real MVP.” Those in attendance gave her a standing ovation.
It’s great to see an elite athlete be so thankful, humble and gracious.
Some video highlights:
3:40 Durant individually thanks his teammates
13:05 Durant speaks about his bond with Russell Westbrook
18:12 Durant thanks his coaches
21:00 Durant thanks his family and his mom
In his acceptance