Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kevin Durant, Ja Morant, Devin Booker expected to coach in Nike World Basketball Festival
By ADAM ZAGORIANEW YORK — Kevin Durant, Ja Morant and Devin Booker are expected to attend and coach in the Nike World Basketball Festival on Saturday at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, per sources.
All three NBA stars have their own Nike signature shoes.
The boys semifinals are slated for Friday night, with the championship game set for 7 p.m. Saturday. A limited number of tickets and a link for the Livestream can be found here.
“Nike’s World Basketball Festival will bring together the finest basketball talent from across the United States and around the world,” according to a promotional booklet.
“Hosted at the iconic Lincoln Center, in the heart of New York City, each region will clash for the ultimate bragging rights of being crowned world champs.”
Here are the four rosters broken down by North, South, East and West. The East team features several local stars from the New York/New Jersey area including Dylan Harper, Ian Jackson, Boogie Fland and Kiyan Anthony,Carmelo Anthony’s son.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.