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Kevin Durant is the first to admit he owes much of his NBA success to his mother

July 10, 2017 lawson james 0 Comments

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Kevin Durant is the first to admit he owes much of his NBA success to his mother, Wanda Pratt. When Durant accepted his MVP award in 2014, he called her "the real MVP," tearfully thanking her for working so hard through his childhood to support him and his older brother, Anthony. Now known to many as "Mama Durant," Pratt raised the boys as a single mom in the Washington, D.C. area. She and her husband split shortly after Kevin was born, and to make ends meet she clocked long hours, mainly as a postal worker, to make sure her sons came first. "I decided early on that my desires and wants and even needs came second to what they needed and wanted," she has explained. "That was my mindset." And with great sacrifice comes great reward.

Pratt pushed Durant to realize his potential. You could count on her cheering in the stands at his games, urging him to practice between tip-offs, and pushing him to never give up. "My goal wasn't to get my son to the NBA; my goal was to push my son toward his dream," she has said. But that's exactly what Durant's dream was, and Pratt's compromises paved the way for his ascendance from high school phenom to AP College Player of the Year to NBA superstar.

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