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Happy Mother's Day! Here's hoping you sons out there didn't forget. A number of athletes sure didn't, taking to social media to share photos and deliver special messages to some of the most important women in their lives.

Kevin Durant, whose emotional NBA MVP acceptance speech included much love for his mother, Wanda Pratt, shared this powerful image before his Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal:


Teammate Russell Westbrook was among many other NBA stars to take time out -- some from their still-active playoff runs -- to show their love. Also among them: Paul George, the Indiana Pacers All-Star whose mother, Paulette, suffered a stroke when he was 10.


In the NFL, Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas paid tribute to his mother, Debbie, a cancer survivor who was diagnosed two years before Earl was born (she calls him her "miracle baby"):


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sent a greeting to his mother and sister, while teammate NaVorro Bowman got his mom quite the gift:


Newly minted draft picks Sammy Watkins and Carlos Hyde joined NFL players Cameron Jordan and Chance Warmack in talking about their favorite mom-related memories:


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And on the baseball diamond, where teams throughout Major League Baseball are using pink balls, bats, cleats and other accessories, the Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez went an extra step to show love for all the moms of the world:


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Every athlete dreams of the big stage. What bigger stage is there than the Super Bowl? Super Bowl halftime of course. ESPN The Magazine's latest music issue has paired seven hot athletes with seven even hotter music acts to create the fantasy halftime shows that we may never see, but will have fun thinking about. Which piques your interest the most? Click on the images below to rank your favorites!

Rank: ESPN The Magazine's Fantasy Acts

Capital Cities

Capital Cities

With Dustin Penner

Eminem

Eminem

With Calvin Johnson

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

With Chris Paul

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

With Kobe Bryant

Skylar Grey

Skylar Grey

With Hope Solo

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty

With Kenny Stills and Cam Jordan

Yandel

Yandel

With Yonder Alonso and Manny Machado

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