Kevin Durant lights up Rucker Park game for 66 points
The Oklahoma City Thunder small forward put on a clinic during an Entertainers Basketball Classic game Monday (Aug. 1). At one point the four-year pro and two-time defending scoring champ dropped in 12 straight, all on three pointers. After hitting his fourth in a row, the boisterous crowd at the legendary basketball blacktop flooded the court.
Playing for the DC Power, Durant made 9-of-11 threes en route to a victory against the Sean Bell All-Stars. According to ESPN, only two other ballers, Steve Burtt Jr. and Joe (The Destroyer) Hammond, have scored more at Rucker with 68 and 74 respectively.
After the game, Durant took to Twitter to talk about his night. He says, "No lie, jus had one of the best times of my life at Rucker park..wow! I love NY...Harlem waddup."
Rucker Park is the court of basketball lore. All-time NBA greats from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Wilt Chamberlain to Julius Erving have laced up there shoes and played there. It's even earned a spot in numerous video games, including NBA 2K11 and Grand Theft Auto 4.
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