Not even the NBA Lockout can stop Kevin Durant.
The Oklahoma City Thunder star and two-time defending NBA scoring champ made his debut on the hallowed asphalt of New York's famed Rucker Park on Monday, and put on a performance for the ages. Playing for DC Power, Durant scored 66 points, leading his team to a 99-93 victory over the Sean Bell All-Stars.
Durant did most of his damage and sent the crowd into a frenzy in the second half. He hit five straight three pointers, apparently all of which were well beyond NBA three point range, early in the fourth quarter. In all, Durant nailed nine of his 11 three point attempts on the night.
Amazingly, Durant's 66 points is just the third best output at a Rucker Park game. According to the New York Post, Joe "The Destroyer" Hammond has the park record with 74 points, and back in 2007, local product and former Iona Gaels star Steve Burtt Jr. scored 67 in an EBC (Entertainers Basketball Classic) game at Rucker Park.
Former Seton Hall star Jeremy Hazell played in the game for the Sean Bell All Stars.