Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant took to Harlem last night to play a little ball. Apparently things went swimmingly.
The game took place at New York’s famous Rucker Park, the legendary basketball court that has hosted the game’s greats from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Kobe Bryant to Wilt Chamberlain. It’s basically a basketball holy site, where many NBA stars got their start.
Last night was Durant’s first time at the historic court. His team won a close game, 99-93. Durant scored two-thirds of their points. That’s right, he dropped 66 including 9 for 11 shooting from downtown. He hit five straight in the 4th quarter and as the video below will show, they are from well-beyond NBA range.
Yeah, I know, who’s really going to guard him out there, right? Say what you will, that’s an impressive performance.
The Twitterverse is going crazy over the performance.
@KDTrey5! #ThunderUp!!!! http://t.co/z54qeQ3 Our man, KD at Rucker Park in Harlem…This is beautiful… and why we love
@KDTrey5 has 66 points in a game at Rucker Park last night. That’s legendary stuff right there. #crazyswagJust read (and saw video) that
Tomorrow, Kevin Durant will score 98 points at a random New Jersey YMCA.
This Kevin Durant video is TOO crazy. Much respect to that man.
It’s good to see that he’s keeping sharp for the (possibly) upcoming season.