New Kevin Durant Film, 'From My Hood To Your Hood Tour'
Written by Nick Metallinos
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 13:54
The summer of 2011 will go down in history as one of the most memorable. As basketball fans worldwide reeled from the sickening thought that an NBA lockout would eat away most, if not all, of the regular season, NBA players vowed to stay in shape and used the USA's famed summer league's as an outlet. None were more prominent than Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, the Thunder forward galloped across country - seemingly playing in any tournament he could attend. He even became the face of Nike's, Basketball Never Stops marketing campaign.
The Mars Reel have released a 25-minute documentary chronicling the past summer for Durant, and how it helped him propel the Thunder to their Conference Final matchup with the San Antonio Spurs.
“Before we prepare ourselves for a showdown between the Thunder and Spurs in the Western Conference Finals let’s flash back to last summer with Kevin Durant’s narrative short film titled “From My Hood to Your Hood Tour“.
Picture the summer of 2011 filled with summer league pandemonium, who’s the first person that comes to mind? Kevin Durant, without a question. After all, he was the impeccable highlight of the 2011 summer league games. From the Goodman League, Drew League and Melo League games to the EBC at Rucker Park, there wasn’t a single disappointed fan. His flawless skills and passion for the game are visible with every alley-oop, off the board dunk, step back, crossover, and trey-ball, which at times had the range that would stretch out to half court. Durant’s consecutive long-range bull’s-eye shots were awe worthy, and kept every person in the crowd on their feet. There is a reason he has had back to back to back NBA scoring titles, and the summer of 2011 made that crystal clear.
…He summed up his gratitude of the fans, stating that “their love and appreciation for the game of basketball” was the source of his unforgettable summer. If asked to describe KD’s 2011 summer in 3 to 5 words, I’m sure we can all agree –HE SHUT IT DOWN….”