We interrupt this regularly scheduled pregnancy blog to bring you this touching tear-jerking moment from today’s speech from the newly-announced 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City, Thunder.
After winning the honors for the first time and beating out multi-year winner LeBron James, the dynamic forward gave a teary salute to all those who supported him in his life and basketball career.
But when he got to the part about his mom, *sniff*….can barely type through that part and it’s so fitting given that Mother’s Day in the US is this Sunday.
“When you didn’t eat, you made sure we ate, ” he said. “You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.”
Here is the part of the video of the speech when he talks about his mom with the full text of the speech below. (h/t Business Insider) Grab your tissues:
“I don’t think you know what you did. You had my brother when you were 18 years old. Three years later I came out. The odds were stacked against him. Single parent with two boys by the time you were 21 years old.
“Everybody told us we weren’t supposed to be here. We moved from apartment to apartment by ourselves. One of the best memories I have is when we moved into our first apartment. No bed, no furniture, and we just all sat in the living room and hugged each other because we thought we made it.
“When something good happens to you, I don’t know about you guys, but I tend to look back to what brought me here. You woke me up in the middle of the night in the summer times. Making me run up a hill. Making me do push-ups. Screaming at me from the sidelines at my games at eight or nine years old.
“We weren’t supposed to be here. 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’re the real MVP.”