Kevin Durant Sets New Guinness World Record In India


Fresh off an NBA Championship victory with the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant is making milestones around the globe.

Durant and 3,459 Indian children from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program set a new Guinness World Records achievement for the world’s largest basketball lesson (multiple venues) ever held.

The record-breaking feat happened at The NBA Academy India.

A group of youth were onsite at The NBA Academy India attending Duran’t event while other kids participated via satellite from Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

“Sharing my love of basketball with thousands of boys and girls across India was an unbelievable experience,” said Durant.  “It was an honor to coach these amazing kids and to be a part of this special day.”

“Sports has the ability to unite people, and this record-setting NBA clinic led by Finals MVP Kevin Durant helped us connect young basketball players throughout the country in a single event,” said NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco.

“We are growing the game of basketball in India, and having Kevin here, one of the world’s greatest players, will no doubt inspire countless young boys and girls to stay healthy and active and believe that they can do anything.”