NBA champion Kevin Durant sets new Guinness World Record in India

| Updated: Jul 29, 2017 03:47 IST

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): NBA champion and Finals MVP Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and 3,459 Indian children from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program set a new Guinness World Record achievement for the world's largest basketball lesson (multiple venues) ever held. During his first-ever trip to India, Durant conducted the record-breaking feat at The NBA Academy India in the Delhi NCR for the top male and female prospects from throughout the country which opened in May. A group of youth were onsite at The NBA Academy India, while the other boys and girls participated via satellite from Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. "Sharing my love of basketball with thousands of boys and girls across India was an unbelievable experience," said Durant. "It was an honour to coach these amazing kids and to be a part of this special day." Durant is in India to support the continued growth of basketball in the country. While in Delhi, he coached the country's top prospects at The NBA Academy India and built two new basketball courts to the Ramjas School as part of the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation's BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL Courts Renovation Initiative. The NBA Academy India builds on the NBA's existing basketball and youth development initiatives in India. The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has reached more than six million youth and trained more than 5,000 physical education instructors nationwide since its launch in 2013. (ANI)