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Kevin Durant, 3,459 kids set Guinness record for largest basketball lesson

Kevin Durant, with the help of 3,459 Indian children, set a new Guinness World record for the world’s largest basketball lesson (multiple venues) ever.

Durant paid a visit this week to The NBA Academy India which opened in May as part of the league’s ongoing effort to further globalize the game.

To set the record, a large portion of the nearly 3,500 kids were in attendance onsite with Durant, with the remaining boys and girls taking part in the lessonvia satellite from Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, per a report on the Warriors’ official site.

NBA India posted video of the record-breaking effort, among other footage, on Twitter.

Durant also took part in a more quaint workout as well.

“Sports has the ability to unite people, and this record-setting NBA clinic led by Finals MVP Kevin Durant helped us connect young basketball players throughout the country in a single event,” said NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco. “We are growing the game of basketball in India, and having Kevin here, one of the world’s greatest players, will no doubt inspire countless young boys and girls to stay healthy and active and believe that they can do anything.”

The Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL Courts Renovation Initiative also played a role in the building of two new basketball courts in India as well.

“Sharing my love of basketball with thousands of boys and girls across India was an unbelievable experience,” Durant said of the event. “It was an honor to coach these amazing kids and to be a part of this special day.”