Kevin Durant became the MVP after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 12, 2017. Since then, his mother, Wanda Durant has been making her rounds on the daytime Talk Shows.

On Monday, she appeared on "Good Morning America" and was interviewed by Robin Roberts. On Tuesday, the 49-year-old mother appeared on the "Wendy Williams Show" where she shared how she has been involved in her son's life. The now 28-year-old basketball player promised his mother when he was eight years old that he would be a successful basketball player to make her proud of him.

Wanda Durant

Wanda has been speaking out about how Kevin's basketball success has fulfilled a lifelong dream for both of them. The single mother told Roberts that she has been engaged in her two sons' lives and she has always expected the best from both of them. She taught her boys to do more than was required.

When Kevin was named league MVP in 2014, he gave an emotional speech that people are still talking about. He complimented his mother and said she was the real MVP. He indicated how his mother sacrificed a lot to help him get to where he is today. For example, when they didn't have enough food, his mother would go to bed hungry just so he and his brother could eat.

During her interviews on both talk shows, Wanda stressed how important it is for parents to be involved in their children's lives.

She saw to it that her boys set goals for themselves to become not just survivors but thrivers. She added that because she was engaged with Kevin, she knew that he was interested in basketball and that's what they focused on.

Wanda admitted that it was not easy over the years. Several times she felt like giving up, but she didn't.

Wendy Williams asked Kevin's mother if she feels like a celebrity. She said she has her feet on the ground, but now she is wearing expensive shoes.


Wanda gave birth to Kevin when she was only 21. She already had given birth to another son, Tony, at age 19. While Kevin was an infant, his father abandoned the family and Wanda raised him and his brother alone.

By the time Kevin was 13, his father came back into his son's life and traveled around the country with him to basketball tournaments.

Kevin and his mother are very close. He never fails to thank her for his success during his speeches. After all, she is the one who encouraged him to play basketball and supported him in difficult times. Today she is a motivational speaker and inspires other single mothers. Kevin Durant’s mother is known to his basketball fans as “Mama Durant.”