A Mother’s Day Requiem?

karmaUnless you are living in a cave you’ve heard about Kevin Durant’s acceptance speech at the MVP awards. Right?

I can’t say I was watching the ceremony or that I knew who Kevin Durant was. Not then. I do now. Oh, the power of the media.

It was a very uplifting and emotional speech. I’m not going to repeat all the wonderful things he said about his mother, if you don’t know, google his name and you can replay the whole thing. Like most people, I cried. I thought Mr. Durant was a very nice young man.

And it didn’t hurt that all that went on the same week as mother’s day.

Soooo, is it just me or is it common among these successful, tough athletes to publicly thank their mothers or grandmothers, but hardly ever mention the fathers or grandfathers?

Yes, I’m aware there are exceptions.

The first one that comes to mind would be Tiger Wood. Tiger and his dad. They were tight those two. Remember when all Tiger’s indiscretions came to light?

Damage control went into full swing, even suggesting that the father’s death could account for Tiger’s bad behavior.

That’s rich. Mothers get accolades for kids’ good behavior while fathers get blamed for the son’s naughty side.

I don’t know about you but I have no problem with that. I call it karma.


Few things are harder to put up with than a good example. Mark Twain

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