Athletes Celebrate Mother's Day on Social Media

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIMay 11, 2014


With Mother's Day taking place on Sunday, a number of professional athletes gave thanks to their moms over social media.

Tajh Boyd, who was drafted by the New York Jets on Saturday, posted this picture on Instagram with a very heartfelt message to his mom:

There's no telling where I'd be without this lady she is why I am who I am! All I've ever wanted to do is to say "We made it" and to see the tears of joy on her face yesterday made life worth it I promise you this is only the beginning momma regardless of what anyone has ever said we always found a way to make it happen and get it done and it's not gonna stop here! I love you and we ain't gon hurt no more

Houston Rockets star James Harden took his mother out for what looked like a very nice meal:

San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman surprised his mom with a brand new Cadillac:

Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves shared an old picture of him as a small child with his mom and his brother:

The New England Patriots posted a picture of Tom Brady with his mom on Facebook:

Sammy Watkins posted a photo of him with his mom at Radio City Music Hall when he was selected No. 4 overall by the Buffalo Bills:

I want to thank my life my world for being here for me over the number of years she is very strong individual she have sacrifice so much for the family our love is so strong we cannot live without each other she is my best friend my biggest critic and my mother I love you enjoy your day have something nice to for you lol

After thanking his mom during his press conference to accept the NBA MVP award, Kevin Durant thanked his mom over Instagram as well:


John Wall posted a few pictures of his mom to acknowledge what she means to him:

Earl Thomas sent some very kind words to his mother, Debbie Thomas, who is a cervical cancer survivor that refused surgery so that she could still have children:

To the woman that fought for her life when the doctors said no... to the woman that's been my inspiration from birth.Happy Mother's Day MOM! @debbiemthomas

Here are a few other Instagram pictures from Nick Young, Colin Kaepernick, Harrison Barnes and Paul George featuring that special woman in their life:

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