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Mama, you’re the real MVP. 

I am waiting for the arrival of Kevin Durant, the basketball player. He’s coming to visit San Quentin. It is an opportunity to see this great athlete. 

I remember the acceptance speech that he gave for his MVP award that he got when he played for the Oklahoma Thunder and he said, “Mama, you’re the real MVP.” That was long before he ever won a championship. I think that’s profound. 

I was born in Washington DC and Durant was raised there. I understand how difficult it has been for him to reach the heights that he has. That’s one of the reasons that I wanted to see this guy. He’s moving to New York and I understand that the NBA is a business, he has a right to do what’s in his best interest and I’m cool with that.

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