The 2017 NBA winner Kevin Durant traveled to visit India this summer. He was the MVP of the 2017 NBA Finals and this is his first ever trip to India to promote the NBA. Many Indian children joined him in training sessions to learn as many tricks and tips as they could. This was an opportunity for them to learn some unique basketball lessons from one of the best.

India is a country where you can find children playing basketball on almost every corner.

There are many children in India who love playing basketball and start basketball training by the time they are 10-years-old. 90 percent of schools in India have basketball courts.

Durant's trip

Durant visited India with his support staff. His first stop was New Delhi and he later visited one of the wonders of the world, the 'Taj Mahal' which is located in Agra, India.

The 28-year- old forward began the training session at New Delhi's NBA Academy.

Children from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata joined him v a big-screen video. This was a superb experience for the children, and if that was not enough, The Durant Foundation also donated two basketball courts to India.

Indian success at basketball

Satnam Singh Bhamara is an Indian basketball player who was drafted for NBA in 2015. Satnam plays with the Texas Legends and is affiliated to Dallas Mavericks in the NBA D league.

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He is an inspiration for so many young Indian basketball players who want to qualify for the NBA and represent their country at the highest level. Another Indian basketball player, Sim Bhullar who made a short appearance for Sacramento Kings to become the first Indian player to play in NBA has been playing in Taiwan.

Durant said in an interview that India has got find a player like China did in Yao Ming, who took the game of basketball in China to a different level. He also said that there are two Indian guys right now and it is just a matter of time before two will become four and four will become eight.

Guinness World Record

On Friday, there were 3,459 children with Kevin Durant during his training season at New Delhi's NBA Academy who set the world record for the world's largest basketball lesson ever held, according to The Crossover from Sports illustrated. The 2017 NBA Finals MVP also appreciated Indians and Indian culture and said he loves how people in the country live the simple life. He also said India has a rich culture and it's amazing to be there.

Durant has lit a fire that will help keep many dreams of Indian youngsters alive, as they all aspire to play in the NBA.

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