Getting Ready For Some International Hoops

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What’s going on everyone? I’m in Madrid, where me and the rest of the U.S. team will have two exhibition games to prep for the FIBA World Championship tournament later this month. We left for Spain from Newark yesterday afternoon, so we’ve been nonstop busy for the last week.

I’m really looking forward to this whole experience. It should be a lot of fun. I’ve never been to Europe, never been to Spain, never been to Turkey or Greece. I’m looking forward to that and just being able to interact and be around some of the best players in the league. Guys like Rudy Gay, Iguodala, Rajon, Lamar…just to be with those guys and learn, it’s going to be pretty cool and it’s going to help me.

This past weekend I got a chance to take part in the World Basketball Festival. I made a trip to Harlem over the weekend and made my first visit to Rucker Park, which was amazing. It was something I’ve been looking forward to seeing for a while. Y’all know how much I love street ball, so I definitely had fun while I was up there. There was some great talent up there. The MC on the microphone was pretty good, too. The crowd gets into the game and that gets me hyped as well. Hopefully I will get to play there soon. I’ll definitely try to get up there next summer and play.

After watching games at The Rucker, I went to the House of Hoops in Harlem, which is right across the street from the Apollo Theater. I’ve been to that House of Hoops a few times though, so I knew the area a little bit. People show me a lot of love in there. We had a nice turnout at the store, something like a hundred or so fans packed in a small place. It just shows that if I continue to work and continue to grow as a player people will start to recognize who we are. I think that playoff series against the Lakers helped as well just because people got to see us more on TV. It was pretty cool. I’m blessed to be a part of something like this and I’ll continue to be grateful.

Well, I’m not sure how much I’ll be blogging while overseas, so if you don’t hear much from me just follow the U.S. team throughout the tournament. We’re gonna do our best to represent!

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  • Reggio

    KD and DR the future~

  • Cjustlivinlife

    KD you are a class act and one of the many reasons the people of OKC and Oklahome love you and the Thunder organization. We are on the rise together!!! Have fun, enjoy Europe, represent the U.S. then come home for what I know is gonna be a totally awesome Thunder basketball season.

  • Tate Monroe

    No one knows what to think of a humble super star. That spirit is what OKC is all about, and we are very proud and honored to be represented by you and your team mates!

  • http://twitter.com/_MzLady_ ViC

    Good luck to you and team USA!!!!

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  • http://twitter.com/freesuraj suraj pathak

    great KD.. go and make a history

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  • Audioadict3

    Why I am a fan of Kevin Durant: He is a superstar, yet he plays hard for US basketball and represents our country the way it should be represented. Thank you.

  • Decodernt – Greek

    Yeah! of course he represents your country, even when he came to Greece and mess with the best of our nation. He is SOooo Stupid that he dared to play with the guard of our nation! that's what he is, that's what all americans are….stupid to the bone!!

    This is his GREAT STUPIDITY…
    http://taxalia.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-post_3…

  • Ryan Foltz

    usa all the way

  • Rfoltz

    teamwork alsways wins championchips

 

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