Facts of Wayne Pratt
|Full Name||Wayne Pratt|
|Birth Country||United States|
|No Of Children||4|
Wayne Pratt is famous as the father of NBA player Kevin Durant. Kevin plays for the Brooklyn Nets.
Wayne was born in DC General to his black mother and is of DC native. His stepfather was a white Italian.
For more than two decades, Wayne worked in law enforcement and later worked as a police officer.
A tough childhood
Wayne had a tough childhood growing up.
At a very young age, his stepfather hung him up in the attic, where he ended up getting twisted in a rope that caused him to lose circulation in his arms.
His younger brother was crying due to a cold, and he tried to reach his brother, but the rope tied him around his right arm.
His parents later ended up being arrested, and subsequently, they were removed from their home. Wayne went to 13 different foster homes.
For two and a half years, he did not use his arm. He was an athlete. He was good at football and basketball but could not play longer because of his arm.
He was not ready to be a husband and a father.
According to Wayne, he and his ex-wife Wanda Durant had their first child when he was 20, and she was 18 and had their second child when he was 23, and she was 21, and then they married without a clue.
From their union, they later delivered two more children. Altogether they shared three sons, Tony, Kevin, Rayvonne, and a daughter Brianna.
Wayne, in an interview, committed to not having a clue about being a great father or a great husband because he was not prepared for that at the time.
They eventually got divorced. He abandoned his family when Kevin was an infant.
He was in and out of Kevin's life for many years and later reconnected when Kevin was 13 years old.
How his ex-wife managed to raise their four children as a single parent?
After he abandoned his family, his ex-wife became a single parent to their four children for several years.
Working overnights at the post office, she always made sure her kids had food on their tables.
She sacrificed her personal life so that her sons could play sports.
Kevin was all in tears while receiving the MVP award in 2014, where he recalled his mother’s sacrifices and called her the Real MVP.
His letter to his NBA star son
On the occasion of father’s day 2018, Wayne wrote a heartfelt letter to his son where he poured his heart out, explaining how proud he was to call him his son.
He accepted the negligence of his responsibilities as a father to him and his brothers as he did not have a father whom he could learn from.
He expressed his gratitude to their mother, who was present for them in his absence.
He also regretted missing out on his childhood and also thanked God for creating the opportunity for them to reconnect, as well as thanked Kevin for accepting him with an open heart.
He celebrated his son on father’s day for being a greater son.
Kevin is one of the most decorated scorers and one of the highest-earning basketball players in the NBA, including his lucrative endorsements deals.
He has a record of winning the NBA championship twice, the Finals MVP award twice, an MVP award, twice the Olympic medals, and many more other titles.
His net worth as of now is:
|$200 million||Basketball player, Endorsements deals, Actor|
|Salary as a player||$42 million per year|
|Endorsements deal with Nike||$26 million per year|
- His son, Kevin, was born on September 29, 1988. He is currently 34 years old.
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