Wanda Durant, affectionately known as Mama Durant, and “The Real MVP” is a strong leader, advocate, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Her passion is to inspire underserved children, single mothers and communities to move beyond their immediate circumstances and to aim for higher heights in life.
Mama Durant is the mother of two sons: businessman, Anthony (Tony) Durant; and National Basketball Association (NBA) Champion and 2017 Finals MVP player, Kevin Durant. After fulfilling her most precious role as a mother and a 20 year career, Durant became overwhelmed with a long-ignored desire to find her purpose. Her dream was realized when she created Hope, Dream Believe and Achieve (HDBA, LLC) where she is the president and CEO of this motivation platform. Through HDBA, Durant shares her blueprint for parenting that she used to help her children become successful adults. She also emphasizes to the youth the importance of them becoming global citizens and cultural diplomats.
Durant’s philanthropic outreach is realized via her time and support to The Kevin Durant Charity Foundation, and other non-profits including Single Parents Support Network, Baller Moms, Positive Tomorrows, The Boys & Girls Club of America and Mothers of Professional Basketball Players. Durant recently launched her own non-profit entity, Wanda Durant The Real MVP™ Charity, Inc.
As a fiery speaker, Durant has addressed corporate, non-profit, financial, community organizations, faith-based forums, college campuses and youth audiences. One of Durant’s mantras is “where there is hope there are possibilities”. She has also been the keynote speaker for diverse audiences such as J. P. Morgan Chase, the Ford Foundation, The White House United State of Women Summit, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, NBA Cares and others. She has been featured in national and international media on CNN, Access Hollywood, ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC, Comcast Sports, ABC and CBS, Good Morning America, The Wendy Williams Show, The Today Show, amongst many others.
Durant recently shared her life story, in the movie “The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story” produced by musical artist, television producer and actress Queen Latifah (Dana Owens) which is now available on DVD.
It is Durant’s passion to guide her audience to realize that hope is alive inside of them, encourage them to dream, and help them to truly believe they can achieve the future they want.
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What topics does Wanda Durant speak about?
Wanda Durant is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Basketball, Sports, Sports Motivation, Family & Parenting, Female Leadership, Inspirational, Faith & Religion, Social Activism, Non-Profit & Association, Black Heritage, Diversity, Motivational, Influential Women, Youth and Women.
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Wanda Durant is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Basketball, Sports and Sports Motivation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Wanda Durant for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Wanda Durant generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Oher, Lisa Leslie and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Wanda Durant for an upcoming event.
Most memorably, Durant tearfully called his mom, Wanda, “the real MVP” ... Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) greets his mother, Wanda Pratt, after.
Wanda Pratt, Durant's mother, knew it would be a tough night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
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