Finally, Kevin Martin in Indonesia. He landed in Surabaya on Saturday evening, around 5 pm. After a quick stop to the hotel, he and his grandma, Maxine (75), immediately went to DetEksi Basketball League (DBL) Arena, to attend the DBL Finals. He saw the end of the girls' final, and did a tipoff for the boys final.
When Kevin was introduced, the crowd (full house at around 5.000 people) were chanting his name, "Kevin! Kevin! Kevin!" Surabaya is mad for basketball, and I think have now become Indonesia's basketball capitol. The crowd embraced Kevin like they did Danny Granger last year and David Lee in June of this year.
And Kevin Martin is GREATTTTT!!!!! His grandma is AWESOME!!!! They are soo nice, very friendly with the crowd.
Beginning on Sunday (August 16) up until Tuesday (August 18), Kevin Martin will be the "head coach" for Indonesia Development Camp 2009. Together with NBA Assistand coaches Neal Meyer (Clippers) and Joe Prunty (Trail Blazers) Kevin will give lessons to DBL's top 48 players from 15 provinces in Indonesia.
All photos by Jawa Pos.
Martin showing the female students how to watch your dribble (courtesy John Salmons).
It's awesome that Kevin brought his grandmother to Indonesia with him. He's a rare breed, and we're lucky to have him on our favorite team.