Video from my last two days in China


What’s good everyone? I’m back in the States after a six day, four city tour of China…but here’s some footage of the last two day of my tour. Stops in Tianjin and Beijing. Shout out to China and all of the basketball fans there for all of the love they showed me on my tour.


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Nike Kevin Durant China Tour 2011: Day 6 in Beijing

On July 13 at Dongdan Basketball Park in Beijing, Kevin Durant and Yi Jianlian wrapped up KD’s 2011 tour of China by spening time watching outdoor youth basketball games, playing a spontaneous game of 2-on-2 and competing in basketball video games with fans.

Durant and Jianlian kicked off the events interacting with young players on court, while the players got to show off their skills in front of these basketball superstars. It was a special moment for the young athletes as they absorbed instruction from the pros.

Nike Kevin Durant China Tour 2011: Day 4 in Wuhan

On the afternoon of July 11th, Kevin Durant, in his second day in Wuhan, visited the packed Guanggu Stadium University to meet and share his basketball stories with passionate local hoop fans. Durant also met with volunteers from the GameChangers program and encouraged them to keep up their efforts to help the disadvantaged by using sports to give back to the community.

KD watched the Under-19 regional finals of the Baller’s Network Summer Basketball Tournament and presented awards to the champion team. They will have the opportunity to participate in the All-Star training camps as well as the Greater China Tournament of Champions in Shanghai this August. As part of his visit to Wuhan, Kevin Durant met and saluted the efforts of a volunteer group from Hunan Normal University who is behind the innovative community project to help poor rural children.

Durant praised the innovation of the volunteers and presented his China Tour T-shirts to them as encouragement for using sports to change the world and to give back to the community.

Prior to visiting Guanggu Stadium University, Durant visited the historic Yellow Crane Tower, a notable landmark of Wuhan and prized building of China. The tour will continue on to Tianjin and Beijing to meet hoop fans and basketball players in that region.

Nike Kevin Durant China Tour 2011: Day 3 in Wuhan

On the evening of July 10th at Wuhan’s iconic Jiang Tan Park, “Nike Sports Night” brought together Li Na, Asia’s first Grand Slam winner, and basketball superstar Kevin Durant together. They shared their JUST DO IT stories to the 2,000 fans and young players in attendance.

At this celebration of the power of sports, Kevin Durant shared his story on how he turned years of hard work into a lifetime glory while Li Na spoke about her road to success by using sports to succeed. Both athletes encouraged young people to take up sport to achieve their dreams.

Previously in the evening, Li Na greeted 600 female runners and flagged off the Nike Lunar Run 2011. Immediately after Li Na joined Jiang Shan to appear at the Tennis Training arena where she showcased her Grand Slam trophy and conducted a tennis clinic for 30 children between 8 to 12 years old. Besides sharing tips with young tennis players, the hometown hero also shared how she chose sports to overcome challenges in order to achieve great success.


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