Watch Kevin Durant’s Incredible Tribute to His Mother: “You Are the Real MVP”

Kevin Durant, a splendid NBA player, just won the 2014 MVP award. During his speech, he paid powerful tribute to his mother, who raised him and his brother Tony by herself. Watch the clip above. You need to watch this speech. It is the anti-celebrity soundbite event. Instead of celebrating himself, and using the public [Read More...]

On Celebrity, Kevin Durant and the Need for Solace

The most recent issue of the New York Times magazine features an engrossing profile of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder by Sam Anderson.  It touches on an issue that I mull over sometimes: the effect of celebrity on a person.  Here’s a swatch from the long-form profile that illuminates the incredible pressures of massive [Read More...]

The Link 10.17.09: John Wooden, I Am Second, and eastmountainsouth

1. John Wooden is still dropping quotables.  How many of us will be doing that at age 99? (Image: LakersTopBuzz) 2. Came across this evangelistic website somewhere, and found it interesting: I Am Second.  Check it out.  Here’s the blog.  And here’s a story about it.  A creative way to witness, seems like. 3. The Kevin [Read More...]


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