Mild Thunder in Kevin Durant’s Summer Debut at the Goodman League

June 14th, 2010 by stephen riley Leave a reply »

D.C. residents crammed "inside the gates" on Sunday to welcome the return of Suitland, Md native Kevin Durant back to Barry Farms' Goodman League (Camera photo by Stephen D. Riley)

Kevin Durant showed up for his Washington, D.C. Goodman League summer debut on Sunday with lots of people to please but little to prove. After all, the NBA’s reigning scoring champion did give spectators at Barry Farms something to remember last summer with a 62-point outburst.

Topping that feat would’ve been difficult for even the modest NBA 2K champion, let alone the NBA’s leading scorer. But fans didn’t withstand the sweltering heat and bypass the first half of Sunday night’s NBA Finals to see the extreme; they just came to show support for one of the best home-grown ballers in the league and watch him do his thing.

And Durant answered their wishes.

His performance wasn’t 62-point-esque but Durant’s 35 points raised enough "oohs" and "aahs" from a packed crowd to grade his Goodman League debut as a success.

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