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Unforgettable tribute to his mom by Red Bank Catholic QB Alex Brown the day after she died

It was a performance for the ages in the most emotional moment imaginable.

A day after Red Bank Catholic quarterback Alex Brown lost his mom Michelle after her 15-year battle with breast cancer, he came through with an unforgettable tribute for his biggest fan Friday night at Count Basie Field.

“There was never a doubt in my mind I was playing,” Brown said. “That’s how she wanted it. I talked to my dad and I said, ‘I want to play for mom and make a special memory,’ and that’s what happened.”

It certainly did. Brown generated eight touchdowns – throwing six TD passes and running for two more scores – in a 58-34 victory over Morris Catholic in an NJSIAA Non-Public B playoff game in Red Bank.

Brown’s father, Ray, said, “I’m not super religious but I am spiritual. And I truly believe this whole game was scripted before it

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Kevin Durant’s mom gave him a sweet hug after he air-balled the game-tying shot in the final moments of classic Game 7

Kevin Durant hugs his mom.

Kevin Durant and his mom shared a hug at the end of Game 7. via TNT/NBA

  • Kevin Durant air-balled a game-tying shot with .3 seconds left to play in Game 7.

  • Afterward, his mother, Wanda, gave him a hug.

  • Durant scored 48 points in 53 minutes and had hit the game-tying shot to force overtime.

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Kevin Durant came up just short in an instant-classic Game 7 between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, and his mom was there to pick him up.

With the Nets trailing the Bucks, 113-111, in overtime, with three seconds left to play, Durant attempted a game-tying jumper.

The shot air-balled and went out of bounds with .3 seconds left, effectively ending the game and allowing the Bucks to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Who was there to pick Durant up after his air-ball? His mother, Wanda, of

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