Earlier this summer, Durant made a guest appearance in an Orlando Summer League game, one where he easily scored 22 points in 27 minutes against the likes of Marcin Gorat. And last night in Washington, D.C., Durant was there to play in some glorified rec league, where he put on a performance for the ages against a player so great he has at least three nicknames: Gerald "Gee" Brown, P. Shiddy, and the P-Man. Here's an excerpt from the eyewitness account:
Kevin Durant immediately starts taking over the game hitting nothing but jump shots beyond the NBA three point range. Durant would get the ball and use a quick crossover step back move to gain separation and nail jumpers with such incredible ease. As the game began to heat up, Durant's competitive juices started flowing as he and P Shiddy both exchanged 3 point baskets for about two minutes straight in the first half. All of this was to the delight of the now standing Goodman crowd.I'm sure this was quite a show for the fans in attendance, but come on, is 60 points from an NBA star against a bunch of nobodys with obnoxious nicknames really that impressive? I mean, in these types of leagues, it's not like teams play defense or the traveling rules are actually enforced. You know what though? Maybe I'm just not getting it from Durant's perspective. I think I'll head down to the local middle school and drop 50 on some 4th graders.
In the second half, Durant started where he left off with a sweet mid range jumper for two but [the opposing team] Shooters with solid contributions all around ... opened up a 80-70 lead. That's when NBA rookie of the year Kevin Durant rose up and like Moses, led his Sweat Mob teammates to the promised land. Durant scored at will for the next 10 minutes of the half on a successive three pointers no less than 25 feet out to tie the score 100 with 2:47 left in the game.