Kevin Durant's mother's lifetime movie to premiere in the USA on Saturday

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Outside of the 'Crying Jordan' meme and Michael Jordan's enshrinement to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, Kevin Durant's 2014 MVP acceptance speech is the second most famous in NBA history. 

'You the real MVP' is a phrase that rose to internet superstardom following Durant's announcement as the league's best player two years ago, but it is a phrase that means so much to the forward from the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

In the most emotional acceptance speech ever, Durant spoke about the impact his mother had on his life, raising two boys as a single mother in Washington D.C. - fighting against tears, the seven-time All-Star ended with the now legendary phrase. 

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His story growing up has inspired a television company in the United States to produce a lifetime movie based on the story of Wanda Pratt raising Kevin and his older brother. 

The film will premiere on Saturday in the States and stars Cassandra Freeman, who is best known for her role in Inside Man (2006) and I Think I Love My Wife (2007), as Wanda and Queen Latifa is the executive producer. 

Speaking of the incredible recognition that Durant's speech gave her, Wanda said: “Of course, I knew he that [he] would mention me in the speech, or I believed he would mention me in the speech. But I didn’t expect it to be to that magnitude, so I was quite caught off guard.”

Talking about 'The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story,' she said: “I don’t think anyone really thinks a movie will be made about their life. That is something that is really uncommon, and I am blessed to be a person who gets a story made about them.”


Wanda said Durant's humility stemmed from his upbringing in the American capital, and it is clear to see the Thunder superstar is a very down to earth guy. 

He has returned to top form following a post-MVP campaign that was heavily disrupted by injury. After making just 27 appearances in the 2014-15 regular season, he was back with a bang this year. 

He averaged 28.2 points per game and shot over 50 percent from the field while recording 63 straight games of 20 points or more. 

Russell Westbrook may have been making more headlines for his incredible triple-double haul, but the Thunder would only be half the team they are without KD.

They are locked in an intense battle for a place in the Western Conference Finals with the San Antonio Spurs. With the score currently tied at 2-2, Oklahoma City will harbour realistic aims of reaching the final four having already picked up a game in Texas.

The Spurs are stacked full of talent, but with KD and Westbrook within their ranks, there is always a chance. 

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