Kevin Durant continues to give back to the community that raised him.
Durant, who calls Prince George's County, MD., home, recently announced a partnership with Prince George's County public schools.
The partnership, which comes with a $10 million dollar commitment from Durant, will help fund a program called College Track. Essentially, it's a 10-year program that provides basic infrastructure — test prep, tutoring, college selection and how to get financial aid — that kids from less-advantaged families often times don’t have.
Durant's money will go towards building College Track's Maryland center. There are nine other College Tracks across California, Colorado, and Louisiana, and the program has helped over 3,000 students get to college and beyond. This Maryland center will be the first of three that are planned to go up in the DC area.
You can read the entire article about Durant and College Track right here.
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Whoever put together the NBA All-Star Game player introductions has some 'splainin to do.
The NBA introduced a kinda-full Staples Center to their 2018 All-Stars about an hour ago, and boy was it weird. There were a lot of dancers in different themed costumes. Kevin Hart was screaming. Rob Riggle was screaming. Ludacris showed up? Hey! Did you know that the Barenaked Ladies are still a band? The NBA would like you to know they're still around. The whole thing was like when you're at an art museum and you're told that abstract piece in the corner is actually really meaningful but you gotta be honest, you don't get it.
Anyways, the internet hated it. Here are some highlights from the internet hating it:
The lesson here is that you never need Kevin Hart and Rob Riggle. One will do.
In case you started All-Star Weekend early, you missed the Wizards coming back from a 27-point deficit tonight. It was the biggest comeback of the NBA season, led by Bradley Beal's 36 points, five rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. Here are the 5 best moments from the historic win.
1. This backdoor cut from Otto Porter is just beautiful basketball. After getting doubled on the wing, Porter gets the ball to Gortat on the elbow, who then fires a gorgeous bounce pass to Porter, who's cutting behind the defense:
2. During an explosive 3rd quarter, the Wizards brought an energy not seen in the first half as the Knicks' lead quickly evaporated. Here, Tomas Satoransky posts one of his three blocks on the night, grabs the rock and fires an outlet pass to a streaking Porter. It was one of those plays that makes the opposing coach call a streak-stopping timeout, except this timeout didn't actually stop the streak:
3. Satoransky wasn't just playing stellar defense, though. He also fired this textbook pocket pass, one of his 11 assists on the night, to Beal.
4. We might as well stay with Satoransky. During the aforementioned 3rd quarter run, Beal hit Satoransky for a wide open look, and Sato didn't let him down. The Wizards took advantage of the Knicks lackluster transition defense, especially in the second half, and you can see how it went:
5. When you stage the largest comeback of the NBA season the night before flying out to LA to play in the All-Star game, you can throw yourself alleyoops. Thems the rules: