ESPN.com: Kevin Durant Led in Right Direction by His Mother
Take a look at this piece from ESPN.com on the influence Kevin’s mom Wanda Pratt has had on his basketball career.
Before he had even reached the age of 10, Kevin Durant had settled on his future profession.
He wanted to be an NBA player. It was that simple.
So he sat down his mother, Wanda Pratt, to make his plans known.
Pratt, a single parent of two for most of Durant’s childhood, did what any mother would, promising to help him any way she could. But even Durant wasn’t prepared for how far Pratt was willing go.
She enlisted a family friend, Taras “Stink” Brown, to help with the physical part; Brown would run a young Durant ragged with endless amounts of sprints and suicides up and down hills in his hometown of Seat Pleasant, Md.
Pratt, meanwhile, would take care of the drive — both by carting Durant and his older brother, Tony, to practices upon practices and by making sure he stayed focused.
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