Sunday is Mother’s Day. Athletes can’t do it without the love of their momma’s! While the Golden State Warriors have about a week off before they take on either the Houston Rockets or San Antonio Spurs in the NBA’s Western Conference Finals, why not reach into the Scoop B Radio vault and acknowledge Wanda Durant, the mother of Golden State Warriors small forward, Kevin Durant?
When accepting his 2014 NBA regular season MVP award, Kevin Durant tributed his big gain by tailoring his speech to his mother, Wanda Durant, stating: “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 went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us … You the real MVP.”
His story resonated so much with many because he and his brother were products of single parent homes, yet they never went without anything and they grew up happy.
Kudos to good parenting.
Appearing on Scoop B Radio Overtime, Wanda Durant chatted with me about her son. Everyone tells her that her son is great, but what is the biggest surprise now that your son is successful? “Well I’ve always known Kevin, I’ve always known him because I was a mother that was very present in my children’s lives,” Wanda Durant told me on Scoop B Radio Overtime.
“So I always knew who he was. His temperament is the same today as it was many years ago the thing that I’m really proud of and that I admire about him so much is that he is secure in who he is as a person. I’ve seen him become a giver and that’s a legacy that my family has held dear for many years, I see that he’s confident in himself I see that he is a leader he’s caring and loving but I’ve always seen these traits in Kevin, in both of my sons actually because those things were very important to me as a mother so I’m just grateful that, the foundation that I tried to lay in him that he also grabs hold to some of those really important things and made it apart of his foundation and now he’s building upon that. I’m really grateful to see the man that he has become.”