For the fifth consecutive year, the Golden State Warriors visited San Quentin State Prison on Saturday in an effort to lift the inmates’ spirits, only this time, they brought their newest superstar addition, Kevin Durant, along for the event, along with Draymond Green. Here’s more from the team’s official press release, via NBA.com:
“…members of the Warriors front office staff and basketball operations department played a pickup game against select prison inmates in front of a crowd of prison guards and other inmates.
While Warriors President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Bob Myers headlined the Warriors contingent on the court, Warriors players Kevin Durant and Draymond Green took in the action from the sidelines. There, they sat among the inmates to watch the action, sign autographs and even play some dominos.”
It’s something the prisoners look forward to all year long, as detailed in Sam Amick’s excellent feature story on the event over at USA Today Sports from last summer. Meyers has become a staple of the annual pickup game, which in past years had featured former coach Mark Jackson, as well as former assistant Brian Scalabrine.
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When I see my man @easymoneysniper visit the inmates at San Quentin , it makes me smile .. Everybody know that mass incarceration is my life's work so when I see Brothers like the Great KD lending their platform to the issue and going inside to let the Brothers know we haven't forgotten about them is a special thing .. KD keep being the wonderful human being that you are , May God Bless You and Happy Birthday #Solid #REALMVP
You can view a complete gallery of photos from their visit at NBA.com.