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NBA / Nov 26, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Steven Adams On Guarding Big Al & Z-Bo, Life Without KD & Russ, And More

Steven Adams

When the Thunder traded James Harden to the Rockets, it seemed like the team got absolutely nothing in return. Kevin Martin wasn’t able to replace Harden’s production and Jeremy Lamb never developed into the dangerous offensive weapon the Thunder had hoped he would.

But the Thunder also received the No. 12 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft as part of the deal, which they used to select Pittsburgh’s Steven Adams. It’s a pick that makes Oklahoma City feel as if they’ve salvaged a valuable piece for their team after the infamous trade with Houston. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 24, 2014 / 11:30 am

Mo Speights On Scoring 28 Points VS Thunder: “Shout Out To [Kendrick] Perkins”

Marreese Speights

Reserve big man Marreese Speights played his best game of an excellent season in the Golden State Warriors’ 88-84 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, scoring a team-high 28 points (11-18 FGs) in only 25 minutes of play. After the contest, Speights credited Oklahoma City’s mean-mugging, trash-talking backup Kendrick Perkins as inspiration for his ultra-aggressive, even contentious performance: “Shout out to Perkins for helping me get this game.” Read More »

Latest News / Nov 13, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Perkins On Rajon Rondo’s Future With Celtics: “I Think He Should Stay”

Kendrick Perkins, Rajon Rondo

If it were up to Kendrick Perkins, prospective free agent Rajon Rondo would remain with the Boston Celtics for the long-haul. The Oklahoma City Thunder big man even says he could even envision joining his former teammate in Bean Town. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 11, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Kendrick Perkins Completes Powerful Dunk, Thunder Bench Gets Too Excited

Kendrick Perkins

Kendrick Perkins (photo. @JDonSports)

No Kevin Durant? No Russell Westbrook? Absence of the All-NBA tandem for the Oklahoma City Thunder will prove no worry if Kendrick Perkins keeps smashing on helpless defenders. Watch the mean-mugging big man take rare flight against the Milwaukee Bucks for a powerful, pretty common dunk that got his team’s bench comically excited. Read More »

NBA / Nov 7, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Serge Ibaka & Kendrick Perkins Freeze Out Reggie Jackson After Selfish Play

Deron Williams, Reggie Jackson

Like Kawhi Leonard with the Spurs and Greg Monroe with the Pistons, Oklahoma City Thunder backup point guard and sometime off-guard Reggie Jackson didn’t agree to an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline, making him a restricted free agent July 1, 2015. Recent comments from Jackson combined with his self-serving play, though, led Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka to perform some in-house team policing during Monday night’s loss 31-point loss to the Nets. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 27, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Kendrick Perkins Insists That Starting, Coming Off Bench Doesn’t Matter To Him

Kendrick Perkins

Kendrick Perkins’ time in the limelight might finally be coming to a close. Though coach Scott Brooks has yet to name his starting center, signs point to second-year kiwi Steven Adams usurping Perkins in the Okahoma City Thunder rotation. And though the incumbent admits to being nervous about his new circumstances, Perkins also insists that opening games or coming off the bench ultimately doesn’t matter to him. Read More »

Smack / Jun 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Kendrick Perkins Says Kevin Durant Needs To Get Stronger

Kevin Durant, Kendrick Perkins

Kevin Durant was a near unanimous selection as the 2014 NBA MVP, and he helped lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to within two games of a return trip to the NBA Finals before getting eliminated by the eventual champion Spurs. Despite the accolades, teammate Kendrick Perkins thinks he needs to hit the weights more this summer and get stronger. Read More »

NBA / Jun 3, 2014 / 11:30 am

Steven Adams On Living In OKC: “It’s Really Weird”

Steven Adams

Steven Adams just finished his rookie season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In his first season, Adams established himself as a physical presence on the court, demonstrating the ability to get under the skin of everyone he faces on the court. He’s had people who’ve wanted to fight him, and people who actually did punch him. Despite being a pest on the basketball floor, he is also a very engaging personality off the court, which he showed in his exit interview on Monday. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 25, 2014 / 12:00 pm

GIF: Kendrick Perkins Uses Mike Miller As A Chair

Kendrick Perkins, Mike Miller

The Thunder lost a second straight overtime affair against the Grizzlies on Thursday night. Before the game, Kendrick Perkins asked over Zach Randolph and referee Monty McCutchen to discuss allowing a little more physicality. We’re not sure if Perkins meant using Mike Miller as a chair. Read More »

NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 9:08 pm

Kendrick Perkins & Z-Bo Ask Ref To Let Them Be Physical

Kendrick Perkins, Zach Randolph

So many people get nostalgic for a more physical NBA. Any time there’s a little roughness in the paint these days, you’re always expecting a whistle. Some misconstrue this and believe the players are getting soft, but the league has cracked down more than anything. That’s what makes this video clip before the Thunder and Grizzlies tipped off so enthralling. Watch as Kendrick Perkins and Zach Randolph ask head referee Monty McCutchen to let them be physical in the post. Read More »