Friday, February 15, 2008

Durant and Green Participate in Day of Service

Today is the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service in New Orleans, and the red t-shirts worn by volunteers are omnipresent. Players are taking part as well, and Sonics rookies Kevin Durant and Jeff Green are no exceptions.

This morning, Durant and Green joined their teammates on the Rookie Team in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam to help Hands-On New Orleans put together school supply kits and mailboxes for local families in need. Durant and Green were primarily assigned to mailbox duty, drilling holes. It was Green's first time using an electric drill, but he still claimed to have superior technique to Durant - these guys compete at everything.

Check out some videos. Here is Green, a "pro," working the drill.

And Durant:

The both of them working together:

"It means a lot to me to come back and help," said Durant. "This city has been through a lot. A lot of people think it's just basketball, but here in the NBA we care about trying to rebuild this city. I think they're doing a great job of doing that and everybody's helping out very well."