Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE Dallas Mavericks fan (yes, I am fully aware of how bad we lost in Game 7 to the Spurs, LOL)! Two of our biggest rivals are the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder. I have always admired Kevin Durant as a player, but his acceptance speech for winning the 2014 MVP of the NBA took my respect for him to a whole new level.
It’s not often you see someone at his level truly appreciate those who got him there. I normally hate watching acceptance speeches because the “thank yous” always seem trite and obligatory. Not so with this speech. The way he honored his teammates, his fans, and his family (especially his Mom) was impressive.
Kids who watch this video and watch Kevin Durant will learn what humility, gratitude, and HEART is all about! I think you will be inspired as you watch it! WORD OF CAUTION: have some tissue handy when he talks to his mom at the end!
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