Kevin Durant gave an emotional, moving acceptance speech upon being given the NBA's Most Valuable Player award and it become abundantly clear which person had given the Thunder superstar the belief to become who he is today, his mother.

Durant and his brother were raised by his single mum Wanda Pratt and as a family struggled together through the hard times that a single parent faces.

In his acceptance speech, the newly crowned MVP of the league spoke of the hunger filled nights his mum endured to make sure KD and his brother were well fed and well clothed.

Now reaching the peak of his basketball talents, Durant earning the money he does can offer his mum anything she desires, but the most peaceful thought that enters this young man's mind is the happiness he feels that his mother is there to share the fantastic moments of his career.

A true bond that has shaped not only extraordinary the ability of Durant but the outstanding nature of his character.

Durant often described as 'too nice' is the epitome of a a true role model and a person that the NBA can be very proud to endorse with future awards.

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