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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Kevin Durant pours in 66 points at Rucker Park (Video)


Kevin Durant (shown during Nike’s China tour), is working the blacktop circuit this summer and wowing crowds everywhere he goes. (Alexander F. Yuan - AP)
(Watch Kevin Durant score 66 points at Rucker Park here.)

Announcing an interest to play international basketball during the NBA lockout is so pass é .

Deron Williams started the fad and now everyone is doing it.

It’s time for a new summer trend to emerge among NBA superstars — like dazzling crowds with jaw-dropping shooting performances in outdoor pickup games.

Credit Brandon Jennings for kicking things off with his 81-point explosion during a Long Beach charity game in early July. But what Kevin Durant did at Harlem’s famous Rucker Park over the weekend was a sight to behold.

Watch Durant drain jumper after jumper from extra-long range, much to the delight of those in attendance.

Oh yeah...he finished with 66 points. Some debut for a first-timer at Rucker Park.

Durant made 9-of-11 threes including five in a row in the fourth quarter.

DC Power guard Randy (White Chocolate) Gill told the New York Post:

“Some nights are very special. This is going down as one of those nights.”

No lie, jus had one of the best times of my life at Rucker park..wow! I love NY...Harlem waddup..S/O my brotha @YoungSapp6less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

(H/T SB Nation)

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