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Mothers of the most famous sportsmen.

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) is embraced and kissed by his mother, Wanda Pratt, after the Thunder's 109-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals, Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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In the life of almost everyone, mothers play a crucial role. Sportsmen are no exception. Mother’s Day is a wonderful holiday. And today we will talk about the mothers of the most famous sportsmen. About those women who gave the sports world such stars as Kevin Durant, Allen Iverson, and Ryan Straw.

It’s no secret that American professional athletes are natives of the ghetto with all the negative consequences it can bring. Many of them grew up without fathers, and the only support in their life came from their mothers. The role of the latter in the education of future stars is difficult to underestimate.

Anne Iverson, who gave birth to the future famous basketball player at the age of 15, worked non-stop at several jobs at once to pay for housing (there were problems with this) and spend money on a child. She had to seek support – Allen’s biological father did not want to take care of the family. Also, at the time of the baby’s birth, he was a teenager.

Life’s difficulties did not prevent Anne from raising a son and protect him from bad things. When Allen was 9 years old, his mother gave him Air Jordan sneakers. Naturally, they are very expensive – you can imagine how much she had to “work hard” to buy them. She advised the future participant of the All-Star Game to enroll in a basketball camp. After all, Iverson himself liked American football better. It is difficult to say whether he would have succeeded if he had remained faithful to his favorite sport. Be that as it may, it was the mother’s advice that gave us one of the best players of the last decade.

Mothers of the most famous sportsmen.
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Kevin Durant’s mother encouraged him towards basketball. Wanda Durant raised her son alone, her husband left her when Kevin was 8 months old (although 12 years later he decided to return to the family). There was not enough money, but the woman was able to give her son everything he needed for life. And most importantly, she made Durant believe in himself. Were it not for Wanda, the world would never have seen the MVP title holder play. “The real MVP is you, thank you, Mom, for everything!” – This was Durant’s speech at the award ceremony. According to the basketball player, he owes everything he has learned in life to his mother.

Mothers of the most famous sportsmen.
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In the NHL, clubs annually organize trips to away matches for parents of hockey players. Dad’s trip and Mom’s trip take place every year. Such events are designed to recognize the importance of parents in the lives of hockey players. “Ever since we were kids, we’ve all dreamed of playing in the NHL,” says Ryan Straw. – Our mothers spent their time and their money to make our dream come true! And we are grateful to them for that. “

There is nothing stronger than a mother’s love. On this wonderful day, we congratulate all mothers!

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