Buzz That Was: Most Valuable Person

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How can you not root for Kevin Durant after his emotional tribute to his MVP?

In case you were too busy wondering if your life has meaning without Rihanna's Instagram account and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else is talking about.

The real MVP

Kevin Durant won his first NBA MVP award on Tuesday, receiving 119 of 125 first-place votes. During his news conference, the humble Oklahoma City Thunder star tearfully thanked virtually everyone in his life, from his teammates to the fans to his family. But it was his heartfelt tribute to his mother, Wanda Pratt, that caused viewers to reach for their box of tissues. Calling her the real MVP, Durant was emotional as he recounted the ways his mom has helped him throughout his life.

Warning: You may not want to watch this in a public place if you have a soul.

If that doesn't make you want to rush out and buy your mom the best Mother's Day present ever, I don't know what will.

In less touching but related résumé-enhancing news, Durant also was named the cover star of NBA 2K15. Because Durant has easily cemented his status as "nicest and most humble person ever," he called the achievement a "life goal" and said he'd begged to do it.

I could not be any more sincere when I say, don't ever change, Kevin.

Shirt says it all

After signing with the Los Angeles Lakers in December, Kendall Marshall emerged as one of the team's few bright spots. And yet, despite his success on the court, Marshall was asked if he was a fan of the team while rocking some Lakers gear to his local Jersey Mike's Subs.

So that's awkward.

Improper send-off

Email mistakes happen all the time, even to the best of us. But most of us aren't tasked with sending mass emails to thousands and thousands of people as part of our jobs. On Tuesday, someone on the Golden State Warriors' communications team sent out an email about the firing of coach Mark Jackson. There was just one problem: The subject line read, "Warriors Beat L.A. in Game 7; Exclusive Round 2 Pre-Sale Information." So, yikes. Not only was the subject line wrong, but it also poured salt into the wounds of all the despondent Warriors fans after the team lost Game 7.

The team of course sent out a follow-up message apologizing for the error. That one was carefully proofread to make sure it wasn't their "PLEASE COME WORK FOR US, STEVE KERR" email instead.

Twins, Take 2

Roger Federer's wife, Mirka, gave birth to twin boys on Tuesday. Leo and Lenny join their twin siblings Myla and Charlene at the now-bustling Federer household. Yes, you read that correctly. Roger and Mirka have TWO sets of twins.

Figuring out the odds of having two sets of twins is way beyond our math skills, but one thing is for sure: There will be plenty of mixed doubles jokes in the coming days.

Hit and run

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was doing his regular Wednesday interview with a local sports radio station when his car was hit by another driver who was being chased by a police officer. No big deal or anything. Williams calmly described the scene and stayed on the line for the interview.

He called the experience "the strangest thing I've ever been a part of," but didn't think to end the interview. He even asked, "So what about baseball?" before ANSWERING MORE BASEBALL QUESTIONS. Now THAT'S a professional right there.

Island dreams

During a practice round at the TPC Sawgrass, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson hit opposite-handed from the tee on the 17th hole.

Still better than anything most of us could do. Sigh.

Oldie and goodie

An adorable Italian grandmother was captured showing off her soccer skills on the streets of Rome. I promise this is not Alex Morgan in disguise, a la Maya Moore and Kyrie Irving in a Pepsi Max commercial.

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