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Video: Kevin Durant puts on show at Rucker Park

Aug 2, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

NBA basketball player Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder is greeted by fans as he arrives at a commercial event in Guangzhou Reuters

Kevin Durant dropped in at the streetball Mecca that is Rucker Park Monday night. And it was a show.

He dropped in 66 points. He had some highlights. The crowd loved him. He rained three pointers over double teams like they were layups. Sure, the game got a little sloppy — it’s streetball — but it was about as entertaining as basketball gets. Watch the video.

This is fun stuff. This is basketball for the people. This is KD the star.

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  1. trueballs - Aug 2, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    66 points and this is all they frickin recorded? We saw a whole game of kobe vs bow wow. CMON

  2. cosanostra71 - Aug 2, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    I miss And1 on ESPN2

  3. philiplewis1 - Aug 2, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    It’s a shame he has to resort to this level for a game. I don’t consider this basketball, it’s something else entirely

    • randysavage4ever - Aug 3, 2011 at 12:15 PM

      you do know that Kobe , Vince Carter, Carmelo and like pretty much every NBA star at 1 point in their prime go there and play right?

      that place is legendary ,

    • cosanostra71 - Aug 3, 2011 at 3:02 PM

      back in the day you would go to Rucker Park and you’d see Walt Frazier, Wilt Chamberlin and all those guys there on the reg

  4. randysavage4ever - Aug 2, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    dream! – that is an F’n dream for any baller

    step into the Rucker and have a performance like that –

    Durant is the truth

  5. progress2011 - Aug 3, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Should a young player practice 500 jumpers or focus primarily on cross-over moves !!! Durant answers this question in this display against players at ” arguably ” the best street baller court in the nation.

    EVERYONE on that court and in the stands probably have nasty cross-overs. But what separates pro’s/ Durant from street ballers/ And1 type players is supreme fundamentals like Durants jumper !!!

    I tell young kids at the gym all the time. MAKE 500 JUMPERS !

    Then and only then and only if you want, work on your crossover.

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