Kevin Durant has gone from world champion to world traveler this week, visiting India to help promote the NBA.
Friday, the Golden State Warriors star put his name in the Guinness Book of World Records by hosting the world’s largest basketball lesson in multiple venues, for 3,459 children.
Saturday, Durant visited the Taj Mahal, where one of the NBA’s wonders was definitely impressed by one of the New7Wonders of the World. Yet he still had the wits about him to do a perfect forced-perspective photo of him holding the shrine’s dome.
The tour of India has opened Durant’s eyes to the plight of many people in that nation.
A lot of people come to this Third World country, come through this neighborhood these people live modest, they live simple, but you see so many people who struggle here, Durant said.
This should be expected of a rudderless organization, which is what the Cavs are now. They’re still operating without a head at the top of the basketball wing of the org chart. That’s been the worst aspect of the Cavs’ offseason follies.
Last month, of course, Gilbert utterly bungled the handling of general manager David Griffin’s contract, refusing to budge on a new deal for the guy who had taken flak all year when things had gone wrong, managed to improve a roster with virtually no assets on hand and had overseen the team’s 2016 championship, the first in franchise history.
Of all the places for Gilbert to look for changes to make to his team, dumping Griffin should not even have been on the list.