Enjoy These Heartwarming and Hilarious Moments Our Fave Sports Moms Went Hard for Their Kids

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Enjoy These Heartwarming and Hilarious Moments Our Fave Sports Moms Went Hard for Their Kids

Happy Mother's Day!

Published May 14, 2017

Great moms go all out for their kids, whether it's getting silly with them or showering them with undeniable love.

In celebration of Mother's Day, we hope you enjoy these heartwarming and hilarious moments of some of our favorite sports moms going hard for their kids.

  1. Savannah James

    There's so much to love about LeBron James's wife, Savannah. But we absolutely adored the mother of three's hilariously unbothered reaction to watching her younger son, Bryce Maximus James, impersonate his daddy a few years back. While snacking on chocolate, Savannah is giving King James and Bryce that look like, 'Ya'll are crazy!' And we love it.

  2. Gloria James

    From LeBron's wife to his mom, Gloria James, the three-time NBA champ is blessed to have some loving, caring women around him. During the 2015 NBA Finals, LeBron crashed hard into a camera, clutching his head in pain, which mama James was all too happy to alleviate with some motherly love, planting a kiss on his cheek. Aww.

  3. Wanda Pratt

    Kevin Durant's 2013-14 NBA MVP acceptance speech will always be remembered for him calling his mom, Wanda Pratt, "the real MVP" as tears flowed down both of their faces. Watching this emotional speech today still makes us teary-eyed. 

    "We weren’t supposed to be here," he said as part of his epic speech. "You made us believe. You kept us off the street. Put clothes on our backs, food on the table. When you didn’t eat you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.”

    If that isn't going hard for your kids, we don't know what is.

  4. Sonya Curry

    We absolutely loved Sonya Curry sitting down to dish gems on how to raise an MVP shortly after her son, Steph Curry, won his first of two league MVPs. And don't even get us started about how ride or die she is, cheering on Steph in the crowd. Steph has one cool mom.

  5. Ayesha Curry

    With Steph balling on the road a lot and her own Chef Curry cooking career taking off, including the impending launch of a new restaurant, Ayesha Curry doesn't miss a beat when it comes to holding it down for their daughters, Riley and Ryan. This rainy day IG of hers back in January shows how Ayesha dons the Super Mom cape.

  6. La La Anthony

    Whether it's finding the time to act Snapchat silly with him, pushing him to sharpen his hoop skills or gushing about him turning 10, La La Anthony is one dedicated and driven mama bear to Kiyan

  7. Candace Parker

    Is this not one of the sweetest mother-to-daughter messages you've read? WNBA star Candace Parker has motherhood on swish!

  8. Ann Iverson

    If you listened carefully to Allen Iverson's Hall of Fame induction speech last September, you peeped the part about his mom, Ann Iverson, begging then-Georgetown coach John Thompson to give him an opportunity.

    "My mom went to Georgetown," he said, "and begged him to give me a chance. And he did.”

    And the rest is history, as The Answer went on to become an NBA Hall of Famer, being a trendsetter for the league in the process. Who reps for A.I. like his mom?

  9. Laila Ali

    When the thrill of teaching your daughter to ride a bike surpasses being crowned boxing champ. Yes, Laila Ali wears multiple crowns out here.

  10. Annie Apple

    A few days after the New York Giants tabbed her son, Eli Apple, with the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Annie Apple blasted out this tweet, wishing THOTs would try her. Not on this mom's watch!

  11. Vanessa Bryant


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    We love how Vanessa Bryant let it be known that her hubby Kobe Bryant would like to have two more daughters to round out their roster to five girls. Will this already-beautiful family grow?

  12. Teyana Taylor

    Because laying a table beat down so that your hubby, Iman Shumpert, can teach your baby girl, Junie, the alphabet makes Teyana Taylor the coolest mom.

  13. Serena Williams
    Serena Williams of the US poses with the championship trophy after her victory against Venus Williams of the US in the women's singles final on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 29, 2017. / AFP / SAEED KHAN / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE        (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Why do we have this shot of Serena Williams celebrating her 2017 Australian Open victory from this past January? Well, because it preceded the April announcement that the tennis GOAT is expecting and that she won the tournament during the early stages of her pregnancy. So, Serena's lil' one is already a Grand Slam tennis champ, kicking Williams's motherhood off to a great start. Happy Mother's Day to all!

Written by BET Staff

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