Kevin Durant
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Just last week, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant's basketball hometown paper called him "Mr. Unreliable," and on Tuesday he was crowned the NBA's Most Valuable Player.

A normally subdued Durant couldn't fight back the emotion as he recalled the tireless effort his mother put forth in raising the family. "We weren't supposed to be here," he told his mother, who wept in the audience. "You the real MVP," he said.

See the heartwarming moment below: