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Durant vows to 'put on a show' in Manchester

ESPN staff
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Kevin Durant has promised to "put on a show" for the fans as the NBA comes to Manchester for the first time.

The 25-year-old with the Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday in an exhibition game at the Manchester Arena, but even though the match is not a competitive one, Durant insists he and his fellow team-mates are looking to entertain for the fans.

"As players we've just to play our hardest and give the people a show," he told BBC Sport.

"It's going to be hard to convert them from football fans to basketball fans. But we've just got to go out there and be ourselves and hopefully they'll enjoy it and more people start going to matches over here.

"We are excited to be travelling to different countries and play this game that we love. A lot of guys didn't think we'd be travelling all round the world for basketball, so it's worth it."

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