India is 20 years behind in terms of knowledge: Kevin Durant’s shocking revelations after visit to Taj Mahal

Kevin Durant, the NBA Finals MVP, said that India is a country that is 20 years behind in terms of knowledge and experience and added that the population was a bunch of underprivileged people who want to learn how to play basketball.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:August 11, 2017 3:41 pm
kevin durant, durant india visit, nba Kevin Durant was recently in India for a NBA visit. (Source: AP)

Kevin Durant might have taken back many memories from his recent India visit but when asked to describe his experience, the Golden State Warriors star said that though it was a unique experience, he returned with a cultural shock.

“Um, it was a unique experience. I went with no expectation, no view on what it’s supposed to be like. I usually go to places where I at least have a view in my head. India, I’m thinking I’m going to be around palaces and royalty and gold — basically thought I was going to Dubai. Then when I landed there, I saw the culture and how they live and it was rough,” Durant told The Athletic in an interview.

The NBA Finals MVP said that India is a country that is 20 years behind in terms of knowledge. Adding that that was a bunch of underprivileged people who want to learn how to play basketball, Durant explained his visit to India.

“It’s a country that’s 20 years behind in terms of knowledge and experience. You see cows in the street, monkeys running around everywhere, hundreds of people on the side of the road, a million cars and no traffic violations. Just a bunch of underprivileged people there and they want to learn how to play basketball. That s— was really, really dope to me,” he said.

During his NBA visit to India, Durant held the largest training session of basketball where 3,459 children trained at the same time to make it a Guniness World Record. His foundation also donated two basketball in New Delhi and he later went to see the Taj Mahal.

Describing his experience of the Taj Mahal visit, he said that it was an eye opener how it was built 500 years ago and people come to see it. He narrated an incident which made his opinion about India.

“Yeah. As I was driving up to the Taj Mahal, like I said, I thought that this would be holy ground, super protected, very very clean. And as I’m driving up, it’s like, s—, this used to remind me of some neighborhoods I would ride through as a kid. Mud in the middle of the street, houses were not finished but there were people living in them. No doors. No windows. The cows in the street, stray dogs and then, boom, Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. It’s like holy s—, this was built 500 years ago and everyone comes here. It’s just an eye-opener,” he said.

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      Mittu Hashimoto
      Aug 13, 2017 at 8:42 am
      everything he said is 100's all about acknowledgement and now some butt hurt Indians will spew endless venom...
      1. B
        Aug 13, 2017 at 4:42 am
        sadak pe karna walo,gau ka murth pinja wala,sharam se doob maro
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          Aug 13, 2017 at 4:34 am
          very well said true storey of this feku country and feku PM 1 cows everywhere thanks to gaurakshaks 2-20 year behind-feku digital india 3-filth everywhere feku swathbharat 4,stray dogs monkeys everywhere-they are more in parliament than on streets
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            Shashank Joshi
            Aug 13, 2017 at 3:49 am
            A trip to Taj is a package deal. To see the unbelievable Taj one has to experience the miraculous Indian state. Its dilapidated backward state. But mind you unlike many ghettos in US these are a bunch of happy soles.
            1. J
              Aug 13, 2017 at 1:46 am
              It's the truth ! When v Indians want to cover up our shortcomings we talk about our history , culture and rich heritage BUT it's time we accept the fact that we lack many many many things in terms of a progressing country . accept and try to change for better PEACE!
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                Nazeer Junus
                Aug 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm
                What Kevin Durant expressed is very true. Filth and dirt still exists in India and as an Indian myself, it will take years to keep India clean but I don't think this is to happen any quicker. I was taking a train and between Agra and Delhi, there you can see people dropping their all over the sides of the track. India will have to encourage it's people to keep this country clean OR nothing will improve in the next 100 years. Keep the cows in the barn and not in downtown. India should take a lesson from CHINA!
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                  Harpreet S
                  Aug 12, 2017 at 7:23 pm
                  Celebrities like him and u who live in luxury judge a land by cows and dirt in the street ? India is far ahead of the world, though she is only a shadow of her former self before foreign invaders destroyed much of her glory. In coming decades India will rise above the world due to her ancient culture based on truth and spirituality
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                    Aug 12, 2017 at 8:10 pm
                    typical RSS extremist mentality.
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                      Aug 13, 2017 at 4:37 am
                      looks like another feku in making god bless this country,can not take any critics and can not digest even the true storey,full of MORONJI like you
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                        Mittu Hashimoto
                        Aug 13, 2017 at 8:43 am
                        you should die...
                      2. K
                        Aug 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm
                        Best comments so I have refrained to comment myself
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                        Tarique Dar
                        Aug 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm
                        Wow! Kevin Durant Charity donated TWO basketballs to Delhi!! Just WOW!!!
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