I am successful because my mother showed me how it is done. She invested herself in me, and I owe her everything. I hope that she knows that I knew what she was doing. I knew that she cared and wanted me to learn how to work, how to be generous, how to be loyal. She is the reason I know how and where inside myself to dig deep. I was paying attention. I recognize the tireless campaigner she was on my behalf.
From Kevin Durant’s MVP speech (which you really should watch, with tissues handy):
“And last, my mom. I don’t think you know what you did. … You’re the real MVP.”