Kevin Durant shares heartwarming moment with his ‘real MVP’ in first game back with Nets
Wednesday night was the very first time that Kevin Durant was finally able to play in front of a crowd as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. With that said, front and center was none other than Wanda Durant–KD’s “real MVP.”
It’s a fact that Wanda is one of the most important people in Durant’s life, so obviously, KD had to show some love to Mama Durant after the Nets took care of business at home against the New Orleans Pelicans:
Durant celebrates with his mom after the Nets win 🙌pic.twitter.com/yTEeyd54Zh
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 8, 2021
Wanda and the rest of the 17,000 fans present in the Barclays Center erupted when Kevin Durant walked to the scorer’s table in the second quarter to make his first appearance in almost two months. The former MVP had to sit on the sidelines for the Nets’ last 22 games after injuring his hamstring earlier in February.
It’s not as if though that the Nets needed much from the 11-time All-Star these past few weeks, given that Brooklyn just dropped four of their last 22 games with Durant out.
Durant had to be eased in on this one and logged in just 19 minutes against the Pelicans. He didn’t need much time though, as he was still able to put up 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists in limited minutes.
More importantly, Wanda and the rest of the Nets supporters are just happy to see Durant back after missing a huge amount of time. With the likes of James Harden, Blake Griffin, and LaMarcus Aldridge joining the fray, this Brooklyn squad is shaping up to be a really scary one.