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NBA star Kevin Durant thrills crowds in the Philippines during promo match

Manila, Jul 8 (efe-epa).- NBA superstar Kevin Durant, who recently renewed his contract with the Golden State Warriors after leading the team to a second consecutive NBA Championship title, entertained crowds of basketball fans in the Philippines on Sunday as part of a promotional tour.

After earning back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards in the last two NBA Finals, Durant is promoting his 11th signature shoe with Nike, and took time to discuss the 2018/2019 season.

Happy about Golden State's signing earlier this month of center DeMarcus Cousins, Durant said "July 2nd, things kind of changed for us by adding someone like DeMarcus on our team."

"We're all very excited about what he brings, and it's going to be a fun year for us. We need some injection of energy, and I think DeMarcus is going to provide that for us," the 29-year-old continued.

Durant also said that winning the best-of-seven NBA Finals showdown 4-0 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by superstar LeBron James, was like painting "a perfect piece of art, a perfect canvass."

"We created this amazing masterpiece throughout the season. Now we can just chill and let it dry a bit, which is the whole summer, and get back to it again for next season."

Standing tall at 2.1 meters (7 ft), the star forward thrilled crowds in Quezon City, just east of the capital Manila, where he took part in an exhibition match.

In June, Durant extended his contract with the Oakland, California-based Golden State Warriors for another two years.

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