"Basketball" and "emotional" aren't two words typically seen in the same sentence. But all of that is about to change, thanks to NBA player Kevin Durant. The Oklahoma City Thunder recently delivered a powerful and touching speech while collecting his first Most Valuable Player award.
According to an article in Mashable, ever since Durant joined the NBA in 2007, he has been a down-to-earth presence in a sport where ego often reigns supreme.
Not so for Durant, who has never forgotten his humble beginnings. In his speech (around 2:40 mark), he credits his single mother Wanda with raising two boys when the "odds were stacked against us."
"You made us believe," said Durant. "You kept us off the street ... You sacrificed for us. You are the real MVP."
Not a dry eye in the house...
Go on, share this tribute to share with your own MVP.
This guy gave his mom the ultimate Mother's Day gift.
Brooke Birmingham has a lot to be proud about. The author of the blog 'Brooke: Not on a Diet' shed more than 170 pounds and kept it off. But when the 28 year old attempted to tell her story to SHAPE, she was told the fitness magazine wouldn't print the picture of her in a bikini, loose skin and all.
According to an article in Buzzfeed, when Birmingham submitted her photo in the 'Success Stories' portion of SHAPE, she was asked to resubmit another in which she was covered up in a T-shirt. When she questioned the logic, Birmingham was told the magazine's editorial policy required her to be "fully clothed, simple as that.”
A 25-year-old woman has shared a video of herself (shot from the waist up) having an abortion in order to prove to others that terminating her pregnancy "wasn’t scary."
Emily Letts knew she wasn't ready to have children, so she decided to go public with her abortion, hoping to put a positive spin on an experience that is seldom portrayed as such.
"I don’t feel like a bad person, I don’t feel sad," said Letts, a month after the procedure. "I feel in awe of the fact I can make a life. I knew that what I was going to do was right because it was right for me and no one else. I just want to share my story."
The video garnered many views, and her story appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine, according to an article in Metro.