kevin durant As a mother of two middle-school athletes, oh, how I can relate to what Kevin Durant’s mom must have went through. Getting up at dreadful hours of the morning, buying new sneakers for ever-expanding feet and playing referee to the “alpha-man” arguments and competition. But is it worth it? You can bet your last dollar that it is. Kevin Durant gave a moving tribute to his mother during his NBA MVP acceptance speech. The love was palpable. Please watch and during those trying times when your kids try your patience, remember these loving words. Happy Mothers Day, my beloved readers.