NBA's Durant sorry for 'backward' comments on India

NBA's Durant sorry for 'backward' comments on India
From Al Jazeera - August 11, 2017

Basketball star Kevin Durant has issued an apology for calling India "20 years behind" and a variety of other comments that were criticised as disparaging to the Asian country.

The NBA Golden State Warriors forward posted messages on Facebook and Twitter on Friday to say he is "sorry that my comments about India were taken out of context".

Durant said he plans to return to India to run more basketball camps and meant no disrespect.

The basketball player traveled to India recently and spoke about the trip in an interview with The Athletic website published this week.

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In the interview, Durant marveled at the "cows in the street, monkeys running around everywhere", the muddy streets and visible poverty.

He also said India "is a country that's 20 years behind in terms of knowledge and experience".

In the same interview, Durant said he thought theTaj Mahal "would be holy ground, super protected, very very clean".

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