Get out of the way, there's a kid comin' through.
Kevin Durant, amazingly, had never been to Rucker Park. He made his debut there Monday night, and needless to say, it went pretty well. From the New York Post:
Kevin Durant’s performance created an evening for the ages at Rucker Park.via Durant drops 66 points on memorable night at Rucker Park - NYPOST.com.
“Some nights are very special,” DC Power guard Randy (White Chocolate) Gill said. “This is going down as one of those special nights.”
The Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star shook off a slow start and poured in an astounding 66 points to lead DC Power to a 99-93 win over the Sean Bell All-Stars in front of a standing-room only crowd at the Entertainers Basketball Classic on Monday night at streetball’s most famous park.
Durant, who led the NBA in scoring last season, connected on 9-of-11 3-pointers, including five straight from well beyond NBA range, early in the fourth quarter. The 6-foot-9 forward was mobbed on the court by fans standing along the sidelines after a fifth straight trey.
Boy, was he. From The Big Lead:
Durant has played a lot of ball in the last month, after the Manila exhibition and his play in Drew and Goodman Leagues. He's becoming quite the streetball star this summer, now that he has time to actually play in them.
Kind of interesting that Durant was nailing those pull-up threes from deep, since it was that kind of shot exactly that he shouldn't have taken at the end of the Mavericks' series instead of working for a higher possession shot. Guess you can't blame the guy for trusting his range.
It was one of the highest scoring performances in the history of the legendary court. Durant should never return, either. Best way for him to make that night stick in people's minds is to never repeat it. Come in, drop 66, strut, leave in your car, never be seen there again. Legendary.