Kevin Durant raised the basketball awareness in the Bay Area when he arrived from Oklahoma City. Now he’s trying to do the same, in a sense, in India of all places.
Durant arrived in New Delhi today to spread the basketball gospel and also do some coaching at the NBA Academy India, a program designed to trigger growth of basketball in the country.
— NBAIndia (@NBAIndia) July 27, 2017
He’ll also donate two basketball courts as part of his foundation’s Build It And They Will Come initiative. Having the NBA Finals MVP in a place that’s fertile ground for basketball is a big plus for the league’s goal of stretching the basketball borders globally.
Durant will work with 5,000 youths, a remarkable number of campers considering that cricket is the country’s most popular sport along with soccer. He’s the first NBA superstar to visit India on such a basketball mission.