Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant won his first NBA MVP award on Tuesday, easily beating out LeBron James.
At the awards presentation, he gave a brilliant, heartfelt speech thanking everyone who helped him get to where he is today.The best moment came when he talked about his mother, who was sitting in the front row.
Talking through tears, Durant described what it was like growing up, moving from apartment to apartment, his mom always pushing him to practice.
"When you didn't eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You're the real MVP," he said.
It was a gorgeous moment, and one you rarely see from an athlete of his stature.
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