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More Than A NBA Mom: 7 Facts About Wanda Durant You Should Know

by | Jul 5, 2023 | CAREER, LIFE, PRODUCTIVITY, DIVERSITY, Career, FINANCES, Productivity, Life, Community, MEN OF COLOR BLOG, FEATURES

We are excited about having Wanda Durant as a speaker at the 2023 Men of Color Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on September 23, 2023.


Wanda Durant is internationally known as Kevin Durant’s mother, but she has carved a niche for herself in other areas. She is a philanthropist, speaker, entrepreneur, advocate, and community leader.

Through her perseverance and resilience, Wanda has risen above poverty and the trials of single parenthood. Now, she uses all that she has learned about raising successful sons and overcoming obstacles to empower and equip others.

Here are 7 facts you should know about Wanda Durant.

1. She oversees the Durant Family Foundation.

In this role, Wanda works to fulfill the organization’s mission: To enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic, and social programs.

2. Her story was told in “The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story,” which details her life and journey as a single mother.

In 2016, Queen Latifah produced this movie that was aired on Lifetime Television Network.

3. She has appeared on shows on several major television networks

These include ESPN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Comcast Sports, and Fox Sports. Shows include The Wendy Williams Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.

4. Wanda has been a keynote speaker for several corporations and organizations.

When you dedicate yourself to identifying and addressing the needs and challenges of others, you create opportunities for success These include NBA Cares, Congressional Black Caucus, The Ford Foundation, The White House, and JP Morgan Chase.

5. Through the Durant Family Foundation, she oversaw the building of basketball courts throughout the world.

Wealth provides the freedom to make choices that align with personal values, aspirations, and passions. It can liberate you from the Locations include Berlin (Germany), Guangzhou (China), New York (NY), Seat Pleasant (MD), Washington (District of Columbia), San Francisco (California), Brooklyn (NY), Harlem (NY), Tokyo (Japan), and Taipei (Taiwan).

6. She serves as an advocate for Thyroid Eye Disease and Graves Disease.

Her mission is to bring awareness to these conditions and their treatments.

7. Her mantra is: Where there is hope, there is possibility.

During her darkest moments, she has relied on this belief to carry her through. Her faith has allowed her to transcend tough times and help others.

Wanda Durant is an exceptional woman whose journey as a single mother and her unwavering support for her sons have made her an inspiring figure.

Through her determination, resilience, and advocacy, she has not only shaped the lives of her own children but has also made a significant impact on the lives of countless others.

Her commitment to empowering single mothers, promoting mental health awareness, and giving back to her community reflects her compassionate and selfless nature.

Wanda’s story serves as a reminder that with love, perseverance, and a strong support system, one can overcome obstacles and achieve greatness. Her legacy as an overcomer will continue to inspire generations to come.


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