KD has been on his now annual tour of China the past couple weeks and with word of him possibly looking into overseas options to play this year if the lockout drags on, it’s pretty obvious he’s becoming a major international star. If he isn’t already.
And to just drive that home even more is news that KD will join Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose in an exhibition game in the Philippines for charity.Via SLAM:
The three stars will be part of a selection that will play a pair of charity exhibition games against SMART-Gilas Philippines national team and an all-star squad from the Philippine Basketball Association. Proceeds of the games will go to the MVP Sports Foundation, whose goal is to uplift Philippine sports and to develop Filipino athletes.
There isn’t a date set yet for the game, but it would be held in Manilla.
I don’t necessarily think the stuff about KD maybe playing overseas is related to this, but it’s obvious that Durant is fine and comfortable outside of the United States. And it definitely doesn’t hurt to expand the brad globally either.