Watch: Kevin Durant Plays Basketball With Kids In Stockholm, Sweden

Kevin Durant is spending his off-season time in Sweden, playing basketball with kids in Stockholm.

Published on Jun 16, 2024  |  04:01 PM IST |  83.3K
Kevin Durant Plays Fun Basketball Game With Kids In Stockholm
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After a disappointing first-round exit in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Phoenix Suns superstar Kevin Durant is spending quality time in Sweden instead of opting for a tropical retreat like Cancun.

On Saturday, June 15, Durant made a surprise visit to local suburbs in Stockholm, specifically the area of Tensta. There, he delighted young basketball enthusiasts by playing some hoops with them. 

The youngsters were ecstatic to have an all-time legend like KD among them, shooting hoops and enjoying the moment.


Durant sported sunglasses and an oversized black jacket as he attempted three-pointers and interacted with the aspiring basketball players. The local club, VGB, known for its development programs, hosted the memorable visit.

Many fans and observers noted Durant's genuine passion for basketball, describing him as a true lover of the game above all else as many shared the same sentiment in comments following his visit.

Why is Kevin Durant in Stockholm, Sweden? 

Kevin Durant is not in Sweden just for a casual drop-in; Durant is there to foster a community through basketball. In a heartwarming gesture, KD visited the Elinsborg School's basketball court in Tensta, a neighborhood often labeled as a "no-go zone." 

Last year, Durant's foundation helped fund the renovation of this very court, which has since become a hub for young basketball enthusiasts in the area.

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Yacouba Barry, the club manager at VGB IF, expressed the community's excitement over Durant's visit, describing it as surreal yet deeply inspiring for the local youth. The NBA star engaged in friendly games with young players, showcasing his love for the sport and his genuine connection with the community.

Kevin Durant - The Humanitarian

The visit to Tensta sparked a wave of positive responses on social media, with many praising KD for his humanitarian efforts. Fans and community members alike highlighted Durant's potential to become a global ambassador for the NBA post-retirement, citing his contributions to various charitable causes throughout his career. 

In 2018, Durant was honored with the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, recognizing his integrity, bravery, and positive impact on communities. 

Through the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF), KD has consistently supported initiatives that benefit at-risk and homeless youth. His commitment to building basketball courts, like the one in Tensta, underscores his belief in the power of sports to uplift and empower young people.

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As Kevin Durant continues to excel in basketball, his legacy off the court shines just as brightly. His dedication to making a difference in communities around the world, from Tensta to his hometown in the United States, sets a great example for athletes everywhere. 

Durant isn't just a basketball star; he's a role model and a humanitarian whose actions speak volumes about his character and commitment to making a positive difference in the world.

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