Durant aplogises for India comments

Solenn Plantier
Août 13, 2017

A day after TOI's news break on the justification of Kevin Durant's agent Rich Kleiman about the National Basketball Association superstar's comment on India, the Golden State Warriors' on Saturday forwarded an apology for his comments published on The Athletic.

Defending his "20 years behind in terms of knowledge and experience", comment, Durant said in his Tweeter account, "Sorry that my comments about India were taken out of context".

"Sorry that my comments about India were taken out of context, I'm grateful for the time I've got to spend there and I'm really pissed about how my comments came off, that's my fault, should've worded that better", Durant wrote.

But he claimed that he only spoke about his imagination of India and what he actually saw after landing in New Delhi. No offense from this side, I'm coming back out there for more camps and cool (stuff).

Durant, the Most Valuable Player in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, also said in the Q&A that he was surprised to see so many underprivileged people in India eager to learn about basketball.

In the interview, Durant marveled at the "cows in the street, monkeys running around everywhere, hundreds of people on the side of the road" and visible poverty.

Durant visited India to tour the country and help build community basketball courts and returned Thursday, but said the incident won't stop him from making a return in the future.

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