If you ever need someone to teach you basketball, Kevin Durant seems to have some experience.
The NBA Champion and Finals MVP just broke the world record for the largest basketball lesson ever held. How large was his audience? 3,459 people. That’s one hell of a class.
This is coming from Durant’s first ever trip to India, where he conducted The NBA Academy for the top prospects in the country through an elite basketball training camp in the Delhi National Capital Region.
Durant had this to say about this first-time experience:
“Sharing my love of basketball with thousands of boys and girls across India was an unbelievable experience, It was an honor to coach these amazing kids and to be a part of this special day.”
The camp started as an effort to increase basketball presence in India. And by taking part, Durant helped inspire literally thousands of Indian children to stay active and aspire for greatness. Thanks to KD, 3,459 lives were changed.
Like it or not, Durant is still widely loved around the globe. Despite his controversial decision to join the Golden State Warriors last summer, he still remains one of the sports most popular athletes.
And by taking trips like this, Durant is showing that he is deserving of all the praise he gets.