By: Randy Cruz (@cruzr83)
An emotional Kevin Durant was named the 2013-2014 NBA Most Valuable Player, an award that he accepted in the company of his teammates.
It wasn't shocking to see Durant's teammates behind him on the stage, as he thanked the entire team one by one for making him the player he is today.
"Why am I crying so much" Durant asked himself during his own acceptance speech. At one point during the press conference, his teammates were seen emotional.
It was definitely a great day for Kevin Durant, his family, his fans, his teammates and the city of Oklahoma.
Although LeBron James had won 4 of the last 5 MVP's, it was only a matter of time when that guy named Kevin Durant would take over the reigns as the league's most-valuable-player.
Durant averaged a career high in points (32.0) and assists (5.5) and propelling this team to the second best record in the Western Conference.
"There's days where I just want to tackle you and tell you to snap out of it sometimes and I know there's days you want to do the same thing with me," Durant said about Russell Westbrook during his speech. "I love you, man. A lot of people put unfair criticism on you as a player and I'm the first to have your back through it all. Just stay the person you are. Everybody loves you here; I love you."
"I wasn't going to cry but I saw her crying as soon as I walked out" Durant said of his mother, Wanda Pratt, who sat in the front row.
Durant, a Washington D.C native, saved his most emotional words when it came to thanking and praising his mother.
"We weren't supposed to be here," Durant said as his mother openly wept. "You made us believe, you kept us off the street, put clothes on our backs, food on the table. When you didn't eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry, you sacrificed for us."
"You're the real MVP."