During my recent interview with Wanda Pratt, mom of OKC Thunder star Kevin Durant, I couldn’t resist asking her what she thought of the NBA playoffs thus far.
My story about her plans to speak at Arise Ministries’ Survive ‘N’ Thrive Single Moms’ Conference ran on Sunday in the The Oklahoman’s Life section.
With the Thunder in the second round of the NBA playoffs, I asked Pratt if should would share her thoughts.
“Of course, I’m loving the playoffs,” she said. “Unfortunately, Russ (Westbrook) is not playing because I think. He’s an integral part of the team so it’s kind of disheartening that he’s not playing.”
Pratt said she loved to see the team support its injured starting point guard.
“It’s really good to see that they have really rallied around him and what’s he’s dealing with and they’ve come together as a team even though they had this unfortunate incident to take place. I’m really proud of them all.”
And she had this to say about KD: “I spoke with him yesterday and I said to him ‘You’ve got to continue to do this and I could see where your game is really improving and you’re doing a lot. You’re doing whatever the coach wants you to do.’ I’m really proud of him for that.”
Here’s hoping Durant can keep it up tonight during Game 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies, and the rest of the Thunder team will have a better shooting game than the last one.
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