This is a video of the acceptance speech that Kevin Durant made yesterday after receiving the NBA’s 2014 Most Valuable Player award. Of course, Durant is not a soccer player, but the message in his speech is powerful and should resonate with any athlete, coach or fan of any sport. He takes over 10 minutes to address each of his teammates individually, speaking specifically about how each one of them helped him to become the best player in the league. He then finishes his speech with a special message to his mother who was also in attendance.
This video would be a great tool to use as an example to young athletes about the rewards that can come from selflessness and teamwork in sports, even at the highest level. I’d love to hear your thoughts about this. Drop me a line here to get the conversation started.