Kevin Durant apologizes for India comments

first_imgKevin Durant while at a basketball clinic in India. AP FILE PHOTOSAN FRANCISCO— Basketball star Kevin Durant has issued a half-hearted apology for calling India “20 years behind” and several other comments about the Asian country.The Golden State Warriors forward tweeted on Friday that he’s “sorry that my comments about India were taken out of context.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Teen gunned down in Masbate Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Should Pacquiao still strive for a knockout? MOST READ Durant said he plans to return to India to run more basketball camps and meant no disrespect.BACKSTORY: Kevin Durant arrives in India as NBA tries to grow gameFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Durant traveled to India recently and spoke about the trip in an interview with The Athletic website published this week.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. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas “It’s a country that’s 20 years behind in terms of knowledge and experience,” he said, adding that his visit to the Taj Mahal was eye-opening and not what he’d imagined.He’d expected the monument to be “holy ground, super protected, very, very clean,” but instead as he drove up it reminded him of places where he grew up, he said.“Mud in the middle of the street, houses were not finished but there were people living in them. No doors. No windows… stray dogs and then, boom, Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.”Kevin Durant posts this apology on his Twitter account.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more