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Video: Durant gets assist on dagger, then hugs his mother

Kevin Durant, Wanda Pratt

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant is greeted by his mother, Wanda Pratt after Game 6 in the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


You can argue that Derek Fisher’s three or some other particular shot was the dagger, but the one shot that forever put this game out of reach for the Thunder was Kendrick Perkins dunk when he rolled to the basket, nobody noticed or cared and Kevin Durant hit him with the pass.

Then first thing during the celebration Durant did the most Durant thing ever — he hugged his mother.

For all the people who complain about the egos and spoiled stars of the NBA, you had better flat-out love Kevin Durant. He’s just a good dude. Loves his mom. Likes playing in a small market in Middle America. Doesn’t cuss or put out bad mix tapes. He just balls. Now he is going to do that on the NBA’s biggest stage.

As for Fisher, guy can still knock down the big shot.