Kevin Durant Responds to Fat Joe's Claim He Almost Got Jumped After Legendary Rucker Park Game: 'Another Podcast Lie'

The 14-time NBA All-Star scored 66 points in his first pickup game at Rucker Park in New York City.

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Kevin Durant denies Fat Joe's claim that the Phoenix Suns star was nearly jumped after he dropped 66 points in a pickup game at the legendary Rucker Park in New York City in 2011.

The Bronx native appeared on the latest episode of the Roommates Show and delivered his account of what occurred after Durant put on a show in his Rucker Park debut.

"He doesn't like me telling this story, but they chased him out of Rucker Park," Fat Joe said. "They wanted to beat him up. He whipped their ass so bad that they tried to beat him up out there."

Joe, 53, added that KD, 35, was even chased to his truck—but the 14-time NBA All-Star called out the rapper on Thursday for delivering "another podcast lie."

Durant added, "It was nothing but respect and love out there that night, didn't feel unsafe for one second."

Fat Joe hosts a podcast with guest Kevin Durant, seated, in a sports discussion

According to a 2011 New York Post article, Durant shot 9-for-11 on three-pointers in the Rucker Park game, including a stretch in the fourth quarter where he knocked down five straight attempts from way downtown. Following his fifth consecutive basket, the crowd showed their admiration for KD by storming the court and surrounding him.

The video below shows Durant walking off the court with people all around, seemingly confirming his account that the reception he received was "nothing but respect and love." The footage, however, does not show KD making his way to his truck.

"I always wanted to play in Rucker Park all my life," Durant told park emcee Hannibal after the game.

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