When It Comes to a Bond Between Athletes and Their Moms, It's Unlike Anything Else: So Here Is What Some Athletes Said About Their Moms on Mother's Day

When It Comes to a Bond Between Athletes and Their Moms, It’s Unlike Anything Else: So Here Is What Some Athletes Said About Their Moms on Mother’s Day

There is something about athletes and their mamas that make them the ultimate mother-child duo.

Whether it be the sacrifices they made so that their little stars could pursue their dreams of becoming professional athletes, or maybe it’s the Campbells soup commercials that have been airing for years, moms and their athletic children are like peanut and jelly, it just works.

So in honor of all the selfless, giving, and kind moms of the world, here are some of the loving words many of our favorite professional athletes have shared about their moms this past Mother’s Day.

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CC Sabathia

Along with a throwback photo of him and his mom from when he was a kid, Sabathia thanks his mama for always having his back. “Love you Ma!! Happy Mother’s Day. Thanks for always having my back.”

Tom Brady

While sharing photos of his own mom and the mother of two of his children, Brady praised his mom Galynn and his wife Gisele for their motherly love. “Happy Mother’s Day to these two! There is nothing better than being loved by you on your special day!”

Stephen Curry

While in the moment it might be annoying, one of a mother’s jobs is keeping her kids in line and as Curry shared on Instagram, it’s one of the things he’s most grateful for. “Long-distance Happy Mother’s Day to you, Grashi. Wish I could hug ya today but until then, know I love you and thankful for all the joy (pic 1) and ‘get ya Suga Honey Iced Tea together Steph’ faces (pic 2).”

Giannis Antetokounmpo

And to Antetokounmpo, his mom is the “real MVP.” “All my life, you’ve stood by me,” he wrote to his mom. “I love you. Happy Mother’s Day.”

Russell Wilson

In a touching tribute to both his wife and his mom, Wilson called them the “two most special mommas in the world. “My dad used to always tell me, ‘Son, marry someone as special as your Momma.’ Well Pops, I found the Perfect Match. #HappyMothersDay to the two most special mommas in the world. My Mom & Ciara.”

Lebron James

And for James, being able to dedicate a day to his mom is his favorite time of the year. “By far my fav day of the year!! Happy Mother’s Day Mama! Still to this day I don’t know how you did it but damn it you did and I’m so grateful and lucky to have you as my mother! My angel, my Guardian, my Protector, My Life!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank You!!! Enjoy your day mama!! Love you for Eva Eva for Eva Eva!”

Candace Parker

A mother herself, Candace shared a video of her with her own daughter, as well as a picture of her daughter with her own mother. “Mothers fill many roles and also come in so many forms! Love is the common denominator in all of this and a Mother-like connection is what matters.”

“To the Mothers and Children that are in heaven, we love you and remember you on this bittersweet day. To the women out there that are struggling on this journey to motherhood, we hope you find love and peace knowing that we are thinking of you. To my Great Grandma, Grandmas, Mom, Pat, friends, sisters, Mama, and daughter… you all make me better and because of you, I am SO thankful. Happy Mother’s Day!”

Zach Ertz

“Happy Mother’s Day Mom!!” Ertz wrote alongside a photo of him and his mama standing in front of a Super Bowl Champions sign. “Thank you for everything you continually do for us!!”

Mikaela Shiffrin

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Happy Mother’s Day ~ If someone asked me a year ago what life might look like today… hah🙄. This year has given us a million reasons to give up. But we don’t. Why? I don’t really know. What is our “why”? Been thinking about that lately. Skiing? It’s bigger than that. But my life has really revolved around skiing for 25 years so what could be bigger than that? Family. Family is bigger than that. And families are hurting right now. Our family is hurting right now. The list of what we have lost has gotten a LOT longer in too short of a time. And feeling that hurt is just… awful. So we push that aside and focus on other things. Important things. Anything. But in the moments when we feel something, it’s not just sadness—it’s anger. This is NOT FAIR. And it is wayyyy too easy to get caught up in thinking about how unfair everything is, but that won’t change it. But something that you have showed me my entire life, more-so since October, and wayyy-more-so since February is that sometimes you don’t need to have a “why”. Sometimes you just *do*, and you’ll figure out the “why” a little bit later. In the meantime, get up and step forward. Appreciate what you still have. Because even though the list of what we lost feels so flipping long, the list of we have is somehow still longer. So on this Mother’s Day I want to thank you for a few things… first for making me cry in writing this because maybe for this moment, feeling something is better than feeling nothing. Thank you for standing by my side, always. And especially in these past months, thank you for continuously reminding of what we still have; of what I still have. I have you, I have Taylor, we have each other. Thank you for being my why.

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In a very lengthy and heartfelt message to her mother, the Olympic champion thanked her mom for walking through life with her. “Happy Mother’s Day. If someone asked me a year ago what life might look like today… hah. This year has given us a million reasons to give up. But we don’t. Why? I don’t really know. What is our “why”? Been thinking about that lately. Skiing? It’s bigger than that. But my life has really revolved around skiing for 25 years so what could be bigger than that? Family. Family is bigger than that.”

“So on this Mother’s Day, I want to thank you for a few things… first for making me cry in writing this because maybe for this moment, feeling something is better than feeling nothing. Thank you for standing by my side, always. And especially in these past months, thank you for continuously reminding of what we still have; of what I still have. I have you, I have Taylor, we have each other. Thank you for being my why.”

Russell Westbrook

“Happy Mother’s Day to my Momma, each day I’m thankful and grateful to have you in my life,” Westbrook wrote to his mom. “I love you and I appreciate you more than you. Enjoy your special day mom!”

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Julian Edelman

Edelman admitted that he would be lost without his mother, and honestly, isn’t that the truth for most of us? “Happy Mother’s Day to this rockstar. We appreciate everything you do, and quite honestly, we would be lost without you. Love you mom!”

Thank you, to all the moms out there, for giving so much so that your kids can have the best chance at being successful.

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