A night after ripping apart the fabled Rucker Park with 66 points including an epic stretch of four straight 3-pointers, Kevin Durant did what has to do in order to breathe: He played more basketball.
He finished with 41 in a game in New York City’s Nike Pro City, showing off a bunch of what he did at Rucker. Dunks, jumpers, deep 3s and all the like. One thing about this event that was a bit different: Some dude decided he wanted to heckle Durant all game long.
The guy starts with “Baby LeBron,” as if that’s supposed to be some major slight. Durant even looks back at the guy and says, “Baby LeBron? OK, Baby LeBron.” I don’t even understand the jab there.
The guy didn’t let up so then Durant even looks at him with a smile that clearly says, “Come on man, shut up,” and gives a little thumbs down. Then he yelled, “This ain’t Rucker, Kev.” Yep, some small gym in NYC definitely isn’t the legendary pickup court. Got that one right, heckler person.
Durant missed a free throw to tie the game and a couple more people joined in. They even started chanting “Russ-ell West-brook.” I get why, really, that’s kind of a pathetic attempt. Durant and Westbrook are really close friends and even though I’m sure Durant understood the reason, it was probably one of the dumbest chants ever lobbed at him.
Right after, in typical ice-cold Durantula fashion, KD dropped a game-tying 3 to send the game to overtime. After hitting it, he looked over at his hecker, cracked a grin and gave him a little “waddup” look. And to wrap it up, Durant drilled the game-winning 3 and gave his heckler a friendly goodbye wave. Durant, in the way he normally does, let his game do the talking. Durant 1, heckler 0.