It’s that time of the year again when basketball aficionados debate who should be awarded the ‘most valuable player’ title. Last year’s MVP was the Thunder’s Kevin Durant and upon receiving his award, he gave this powerful speech where he thanked and shared his love with many of his family members—his mom in particular (if you watch, be sure to have tissues handy). While the jury’s still out on who this year’s winner will be, here are some conversation starters on the topic that are sure to score big at the table tonight:
How would you define the term “valuable” in the title ‘Most Valuable Player?’
Think of a team you are on or a group you are part of. Who would you vote the ‘MVP’ of your team/group? Explain why you chose that person.
Do you think sports, whether professional or not, should assign the title ‘Most Valuable Player’? Why or why not?
In the Kevin Durant video, Kevin ends by saying that his mom is the real MVP. Who in your life would you give the title ‘MVP’? It can be more than one person. Explain why you chose each Most Valuable Person.
Do you think you are a competitive person?
Is it important for you to you to receive awards/trophies or be recognized for your contributions to a team or group? Why or why not?
What’s your favorite sport to watch? To play?