Did I just watch that nine consecutive times? Darn right I did. Am I going to watch it another 10 times after I finish writing this? You know it.
Entering the fourth quarter at Rucker Park last night, KD had a solid 38 points. Then he did that whole Durantula thing where he pretty much just destroys everything in front of him. He finished with 66 total, just shy of the Rucker league record. Yeah, only one NBA player was there (and it was only John Lucas III) and yeah, the competition wasn’t all that great. But forget that. It’s not so much about Durant being good because he scored 66 points. It’s more about the moment. It’s about the night he had playing hoops at one of the world’s most famous courts. Doesn’t matter who he was dropping those bombs over. At a certain point, basketball is basketball. You have to get open, shoot and make it go on. KD is really good at doing that against whoever it is he plays.
We already know KD is amazing. Him scoring 66 points in a pickup game doesn’t prove anything more, or anything less. It was just a totally cool thing and something that Durant said he’s going to cherish forever.