Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out an inside look at Lifetime’s upcoming movie “The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story.” The two-hour drama airs just in time for Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. EST.

The story follows Wanda Durant, mother of 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant, and the struggles she faced as a single mother of two boys. With the support of her mother and her best friend, Wanda focused all her energy on keeping her boys out of trouble and on the basketball court, selflessly putting aside her own dreams and desires to make sure their goals could be achieved. Her hard work paid off as her son Tony earned basketball scholarships and graduated from college while Kevin pursued his dream of playing in the NBA.

The film stars Cassandra Freeman stars as Wanda, Tracie Thoms as her best friend and confidante, and Pauletta Washington portrays her mother Barbara. Daniel Bellomy and Nic Few star as the adult Kevin and Tony respectively.

The project is executive produced by Queen Latifah‘s Flavor Unit and is directed by Nelson George.

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