Kevin Du­rant apol­o­gizes for In­dia com­ments

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Basketball star Kevin Du­rant has is­sued an apol­ogy for call­ing In­dia “20 years be­hind” and sev­eral other com­ments about the Asian country. The Golden State War­riors for­ward tweeted on Fri­day that he’s “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. Du­rant trav­eled to In­dia re­cently and spoke about the trip in an in­ter­view with The Ath­letic web­site pub­lished this week. In the in­ter­view, Du­rant mar­veled at the “cows in the street, mon­keys run­ning around ev­ery­where, hun­dreds of peo­ple on the side of the road” and vis­i­ble poverty. “It’s a country that’s 20 years be­hind in terms of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence,” he said, adding that his visit to the Taj Ma­hal was eye-open­ing and not what he’d imag­ined.—AP

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