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VIDEO: Kevin Durant drops 63 points on 62 shots in Seattle Pro-Am game

by Anthony Slater Published: August 11, 2013

Because of some well-known circumstances, a large bulk of Kevin Durant’s explosive introduction to the NBA was spent in Oklahoma City, not Seattle.

What a treat it’s been for Thunder fans. But what a bummer it must remain for loyal Sonics fans, all of whom have had to sit back and watch their could-have-been superstar ascend to ridiculous national heights, capturing three scoring titles and making four All-Star appearances before his 25th birthday.

But on Sunday, at Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am game in Seattle, KD gave the Emerald City a little up-close taste of what they’ve been missing. And the Thunder superstar, who couldn’t make up for five years of lost time, certainly tried his best.

Durant, who played all but 15 seconds of the 51-minute game, scored 63 points on a slightly ridiculous 62 shots, hoisting up long-range bombs (8-of-32 from three) like Carmelo Anthony if you told him his paycheck rested solely on his scoring average.

And why not? The packed gym of more than 3,000 came to see Durant showcase his all-world scoring skill, not his improved ability to make the correct pass and play proper post defense.

The above video, from, shows eight of his more spectacular points, all dunks. And the AP has a full recap on the game (click here), with quotes from those involved.

But this night was all about Durant and Seattle, a place he spent his first professional season and still seems to adore.

“I just want to say I miss you guys. Thank you for the warm welcome. I can’t wait to come back,” Durant said to the fans postgame, according to the AP, before sending the following tweets:

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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