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Kevin Durant’s film ‘Swagger’ tells the untold stories of AAU

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Nets star Kevin Durant will have the early stages of his basketball journey highlighted in the form of a new show called “Swagger.” The Durant-inspired film highlights the deleterious effects of social media, economic disparities, fulfilling expectations, racial tensions and jealousy within youth growing up in America.

As not only an executive producer of the show, but the focal point of the story itself, Durant aims to fix these existing problems within our communities. In an interview with former Net Richard Jefferson for Extra, the Texas product revealed why putting this whole thing together has truly been special.

“Being able to tell a story that we all know and having it come to life like that is special,” said Durant. “The criticism that comes with our game, we’re conditioned as young players to take that and to understand that. But, it’s on a broader scale now, you’re seeing it from everywhere. It’s a lot of pressure, but that’s what our sport is and that’s what competition is. The kids now are ready for it earlier than we were though.”

Most of the problems that slow down rising ballers from making it as a professional stem from mental pressure. Despite the youth making extremely noticeable progress coping with this stress, the film will still help influence those who have trouble dealing with it.