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NBA star Kevin Durant clarifies ‘cows’, ‘monkeys’ comments on India, says sorry

Kevin Durant took to Twitter to clarify comments he made on India about a promotional trip to the country for the NBA

other sports Updated: Aug 12, 2017 10:30 IST
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Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant had visited India for a promotion trip for the NBA late last month.
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant had visited India for a promotion trip for the NBA late last month.(AFP)

NBA star Kevin Durant on Saturday took to Twitter to clarify comments he made about a promotional trip he made to India late last month, saying that his remarks had been taken out of context.

Durant, who won the NBA title with Golden State Warriors last season, said he was grateful for the time he spent in India and accepted blame for how he had phrased his comments.

“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,” he posted on Twitter.

“I spoke about the difference between my imagination and reality there in Delhi and about where the game is compared to the rest of the world. No offense from this side, I’m coming back out there for more camps and cool s***. Sorry...” he added.

“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,” Durant had earlier told The Athletic in an interview.

The comments went viral on social media on Friday, eventually prompting Durant to issue the clarification.