Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 2:47 pm  |  36 responses

Kevin Durant Drops 60…

by Lang Whitaker

In a DC streetball summer league game. Your turn, Gilbert.

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  • floe

    gil ain’t got nuthin on durant.

  • thesubwayconnection

    Wow. That sounds like a classic. Steady buildin’ his legacy.

  • ciolkstar

    I NEED to see some video of this.

  • ciolkstar

    …Gil might have the advantage over Young Kev right now, but I’d say in 2 or 3 years Dude could be a top 10-15 player in the L.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics/ Moose

    ciolkstar: i’m with you.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    i’d assume most premier scorers in the L can do the same?

  • http://www.clutchfans.net nick

    albie, you underestimate the defensive prowess of sweatsuit bill and p shiddy.

  • Silky Slim

    P-Shiddy is the wackest streetball name I’ve ever heard!

  • Silky Slim

    KD may have dropped 60, but he needs to gain about 20!

  • http://www.truthaboutit.net/ Truth About It Dot Net

    C’mon son….Gil said he’s staying away from the street circuit…and Barry Farms…this summa.

  • Emphasis

    To Silky Slim- P. Shiddy is the nickname of Gerald Brown, who played his college ball at Loyola Maryland after transferring from Providence. Brown was a great scorer in college who ended up near the top in ppg in both of his junior and senior years. He played high school ball at Douglass on the west-side of Bmore with Tyler Smith (former Colorado State standout) and Joey Dorsey, now of the Houston Rockets. That team was one of the best high school teams Maryland has seen in a while- though not as good as Dunbar teams of the 80s. Anways, watch for Gerald Brown as a possible NBA player over the next few years- dude can flat out score the ball.

  • Silky Slim

    @Emphasis: I’m sure P-Shiddy can ball and I’m not knocking his skills. His game may be legit, but his nickname is wack.

  • http://fjkdlzf.com Jukai

    I’m with Albie here. Adam Morrison, given the day, could probably drop 40 in a game like this himself.

  • Mendel

    this kind of stuff should be on ESPN

  • http://spaceshipjay/myspace.com Spaceship Jay

    I agree with albie. Pros vs. Joes; Streetball Edition

  • http://www.myspace.com/fresh2def6 Talented

    Okay KD holdin down 4 tha skinny folks

  • Krishan

    I thought the headline meant he dropped 60 pounds, in which case we’d be mourning his untimely passing by now

  • mitch

    Kd stick up for all the tall lanky kids. Next season Kevin Durant 67 Kobe Bryant 81 and the Wilt. Mark it down maby not this year but be warned the man from Aus is right like he was with the spurs and celts. I knew they would win from ore season.

  • mitch

    typo, PRE season

  • Tay

    haha are u serious floe? havent u seen durant get knocked around the place. hes too skinny and lanky. gilberts a better shooter, scorer, passer and PLAYER. The oe thing Durant better then him at is probably dunking and righly so because theres a 4 inch difference. i think. Durant is 6 foot 8 yeah?

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    I hoped that I’m not drawing a bad comparison here, but KD really reminded me of Tracy McGrady

  • http://www.myspace.com/linkstigatorkevin Kevin Wilson

    In real streetball, you don’t keep stats because the final score’s all that matters.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Agent Zero is better than Durant now, but in the future, that may not be the case. Give the kid some time to growww!

    Lol @ Krishan.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Nah, Sesa that was who he was compared to before the season started (and rightly so) same type of game etc. Tmac = George Gervin aparrently.

  • mitch

    now gill tomorow and for ever KD. and my boy from aus finally got paid

  • Trey3bling

    That is crazy for a 2nd year player. Even though he did that Gil would beat him in 1on1 any day

  • seasonticketholder

    I was there live and for the people that find it hard to believe!! 60 legit!!! 3″s from 38 ft out It was a goodman league instant classic !! I might send the video to ESPN my self as for P shi**y the nickname is because he has all types of sh@t for you on the court You just might see him in a wizards unifrom come this fall Don’t sleep. And for all you basketball heads not in the DMV area They had the rematch the next day!!!

  • Chukaz

    Yo, Gil dropped 65 on the Lakers a few years ago. It was against NBA players on an NBA game. KD got 60 on a game in which the best player was named P. Sh!tty AKA The Sh!t Man. BTW, I think that Rudy Guy will be better than KB. Mike Beasly will be better, too.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    haha Chukaz…. no he didnt. He had 60 against some team and 54 vs. the Suns. Dont think he ever got 65 though.

  • P

    Silky slim/Chukaz – I see yall are ridin my man gerald on his nickname. So Imma give yall a lil history on how he got that name…..

    As we all know the best nicknames are given to you by other people. When Gerald 1st competed down the Goodman..no one knew him,but he was quicky pointed out by his Distinct hair cut. The play by play man(the best in the streetball industry) Shouted out that “P-Diddy” was in da buildin,then said no that not “P-Diddy” thats “P-Shiddy” Of course the crowd went in the up roar with laughter. I can say this though..the dude came in as a joke,but left as an instant streetball legend. Oh and chukaz? So you know,no knock on KD cuz da boy came out hott! That jumpshot was hittin all night. Not to be outshined, the boy P-shiddy had 40 himself in that game.

  • http://slamonline.com Deno

    Why do people seem so surprised by that? He’s Tracy McGrady at damn near 7 feet tall, young and healthy.

  • tavoris

    Tay, if you think Gilbert Arenas is a better shooter than Durant, then you OBVIOUSLY have never seen Durant shoot the ball.

  • tavoris

    The only things Arenas has over durant is speed & strength. Durant may not get the respect yet, but the man is poised to be a top-3 scorer in the league for the next ten years. If you look at it from a historical perspective, that’ll put him at over 20,000 points by the time he’s 30. Since he’s a pure shooter, he can easily be over 15 ppg until he’s 35 or 36….which puts him awfully close to 30,000 career points by the close of his career. Assuming he stays healthy (which he appears perfectly capable of…

  • Clipp Show 714

    I will take KD for sure.

  • JL

    KD is better than Arenas (maybe now and definitely the future). Throughout the years agent zero hasn’t learned to play team ball, turn it over less (always more than 3 TOs a game, sometimes almost 4). He’s flashy, but doesn’t play a winning brand of basketball, always relying on his late game heroics. Look at his career 36% 3pt pct, and 43% FG%. Game killers. A bit of a poor man’s AI. KD plays within his limits (which are still expanding), and made a huge jump from his first year in terms of scoring efficiency, increased rebounds by 2 a game, and increased his steals and assists too. Props to Arenas though since he was a second round pick who performed when given the chance! KD definitely had the easier road, due to his unique basketball talents.

  • D-$

    Gilbert is definitely the better player now but KD is the future and will be one of the greatest to ever play the game. Gilbert has a better stroke and Durant is to inconsistent from the outside. but foreal i know KD can play but Gil is a MVP canidate when healthy