Kevin Durant Lights Up Rucker Park For 66 Points
As the concept that we might not have a NBA season becomes more of a reality, players try to find ways to stay in shape and get a good workout in. Kevin Durant broke a good sweat at Harlem’s famed Rucker Park.
The Oklahoma City Thunder small forward never had the opportunity to get his kicks dirty at the Rucker, but after the reigning NBA scoring champion decimated the competition in the Entertainers Basketball Classic on Monday, it’s likely that Durant will be heralded as a legend.
With the upcoming season in flux, Durant shredded the Sean Bell All-Stars with a dazzling 66 point performances that has us itching more than ever for another NBA season. Durant’s performance fell just two points short of the EBC record set by Steve Burtt Jr. back in 2007 and eight points short of the all-time record of 74 points held by Joe “The Destroyer” Hammond. “Remarkable” may not be the right word for what Durant did on Monday. He knocked down jumpers, torched double and triple teams and went to the rack like a man hell bent on showing the Rucker what he was made of. In the end, Durant’s performance outdid some of the NBA’s finest that have played on the court, a list thatincludes Allen Iverson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Dr. J and a host of others.
See the performance for yourself.