Kevin Durant’s mom Wanda Pratt was recently featured in a Lifetime movie. The movie chronicles her struggle raising Kevin Durant. Well, if you like Lifetime movies about mothers who endure shitty lives and raise incredibly talented basketball players, you have just hit the jackpot. You guys remember that whole thing with Kevin struggling like crazy to hold back the tears at his MVP presentation, right? It was a fairly touching moment, and Lifetime was also touched– by the scheme to monetize it!
So clearly if you’re at all versed in the personal biographies of NBA athletes, you’ll understand the narrative at work with Kevin Durant’s mom Wanda Pratt. She left his father when Kevin was one year old. She took him and his brother Tony far away and raised them herself. Then, she introduced him to a guy named Taras Brown, and the origin story of a superstar slowly formed. Guess what? I’m not going to watch the “The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story,” but there better be a shot of a bony ten year-old Kevin working on his game while a vigilant Wanda Pratt looks on and says “Excellllent” with the voice of Mr. Burns from The Simpsons. Okay, that probably didn’t make the final cut. But it would be amazing if it did.
Kevin Durant’s mom Wanda Pratt has said that when her sons were born, she felt it was her duty to ensure they would become strong men. Those are literally her words verbatim. So you can understand that she herself is well-spoken, well-tempered, and strong. I have to admit, I like this woman quite a lot. All jokes aside, she’s got a really calm, thoughtful, and reassuring presence in all the interviews I’ve seen her in. I hope Lifetime gave her a good deal for the rights to her life. Wanda Pratt can often be seen sitting court side at her son’s games – something that she certainly earned.