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.”
Warriors’ Andre Iguodala Says Kevin Durant Is Most Talented Scorer of All-Time
Get ready for the next great debate.
“People don’t appreciate him enough. He’s the most talented scorer of all-time” Iguodala said. “Hands down. He’s a walking 30 points. He’ll get 30 on 12 shots. That’s very, very hard to do. Very efficient. Most guys need to feel the ball in their hands a lot to get a rhythm. He doesn’t.
While it would be hard to argue that Durant doesn’t belong in the conversation for all-time greatest, it’s hard to put him over LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain, or Michael Jordan.
Kevin Durant Could Consider Return to Thunder Next Summer
Could Kevin Durant find his way back to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2019 offseason? According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Mannix, Durant could potential consider the Thunder during free agency next summer
“The relationship between Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City was never really torched,” Mannix said, during an appearance on Jeff Goodman’s The Good N’ Plenty podcast. “Oklahoma City always said the right things about him, and they always did right by him publicly. And the relationship between Durant and Russell Westbrook, while not being great by any stretch, is probably as good as it’s been since he left Oklahoma City. So all those things are gonna factor in and make me think Oklahoma City will at least be on his list of possibilities [in free agency] next summer.”
Naturally, this all depends on the current Golden State Warriors superstar opting to leave the championship winning ways of the Dubs to venture to a new team next year.
Warriors Sign Danuel House
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