Just Go Watch Kevin Durant’s MVP Speech

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Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks, left, and General Manager Sam Presti, right, are pictured on a large video screen behind Thunder’s Kevin Durant, center, as Durant speaks during the news conference announcing Durant is the winner of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Basketball Most Value Player Award in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Sue Ogrocki AP

Yesterday Kevin Durant won the NBA MVP. Then he delivered a 26 minute acceptance speech without a single note. Given all of the negative attention that has been following the NBA of late, I’d encourage y’all to take a few minutes and watch this speech. It’s the anti-LeBron “I’m taking my talents to South Beach,” address. 

It’s heartfelt, honest, and, I’m not going to lie, it’s probably going to get a little dusty wherever you watch.

I’ve linked the entire 26 minute speech because everyone else is just posting snippets. If you get bored while he’s thanking his teammates fast forward to the end where he thanks his mom. Given that Mother’s Day is Sunday, it’s probably going to make you cry.

Consider this a little bit of anti-Donald Sterling news for you guys.

Plus, what else do you want me to do today, a mock draft? 

Written by Clay Travis

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