Wanda Durant discusses how Kevin Durant’s MVP speech led to her getting her own lifetime movie called “The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story”
Basketball great Kevin Durant of The Oklahoma City Thunder captured the hearts of the nation when he accepted the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player Award with his emotional speech crediting all of his success to his mother, Wanda, naming her “the real MVP.” Durant’s moving story of a mother’s love, tenacity and sacrifice unfolds on Saturday, May 7 at 8pm ET/PT in “The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story,” just in time for Mother’s Day.
Cassandra Freeman (“Inside Man,” “Single Ladies”) stars as Wanda, Tracie Thoms (“Cold Case,” “Rent”) as her best friend and confidante, and Pauletta Washington (“Wilma”) portrays her mother Barbara. Daniel Bellomy and Nic Few star as the adult Kevin and Tony respectively.
“The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story” is produced by A+E Studios. Executive producers from Flavor Unit are Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Shelby Stone. Wanda Pratt also executive produces with Gina Ford and Brynee Baylor as co-executive producers. The film is directed by Nelson George (“Life Support,” “A Ballerina’s Tale”) and written by Yolonda Lawrence (“Witches of East End”) and Ligiah Villalobos (“Ed”).