TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

Latest News / Oct 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: Injured Kevin Durant “Ridin’ Dirty” On A Scooter

Kevin Durant, Mitch McGary

Kevin Durant is injured, but all is hardly lost. Not only will the Oklahoma City Thunder stay afloat without the reigning MVP, but the clever folks at Uproxx set a video of Durant pushing along on a mini-scooter to 2006 hit single, “Ridin.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 17, 2014 / 10:15 am

GIF: Tyreke Evans & Anthony Davis Dunk All Over OKC

Tyreke Evans, Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday

We really like the Pelicans in the preseason. The addition of Omer Asik could go a long way to shoring up their defense and Anthony Davis, at 28-to-1 odds, is a really good bet for MVP. Plus, Jrue Holiday is back and healthy (he actually dunked on us this summer, so we should know). The Pellies were in a groove last night and destroyed a Durant- and Westbrook-less Thunder team, 120-86. Tyreke Evans and the Brow punctuated the blowout with some righteous rim-rattlers, too. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 15, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Thunder’s Steven Adams Sets Bone-Crushing Screen On Grizzlies Rookie

Steven Adams

Oklahoma City Thunder second-year big man Steven Adams is known for doing the dirty work. No young player in the NBA is more likely to incite a fracas than the native New Zealander. Unlike most league provocateurs, though, Adams somehow manages to keep a cool head while playing his notorious brand of overly physical basketball. This bone-crushing screen he set on Memphis Grizzlies rookie Jordan Adams – no relation, by the way – isn’t a dirty play, but further indication that his basketball understanding and nuance is far better than it was last season. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 15, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-Coast

Russell Westbrook, Jon Leuer

After news Kevin Durant will be out for 6-8 weeks with a Jones fracture in his right foot, all eyes turned towards his fellow all-star, Russell Westbrook. #WhyNot Russ was diplomatic after the injury, expressing faith that the team will step in conjunction with his own role, and it was clear during last night’s 117-107 win over the Grizzlies. Read More »

Smack / Oct 13, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Russell Westbrook: “It’s Not About Me. I Can’t Win Games By Myself”

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook is nothing if not himself. So as he and the Oklahoma City Thunder face life without Kevin Durant for the first time in franchise history, it’s hardly surprising that Westbrook says his game won’t change while his MVP-winning teammate recovers from a fractured foot. Read More »

NBA / Oct 12, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Assessing The Oklahoma City Thunder In Wake Of Kevin Durant’s Injury

Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka

Kevin Durant is irreplaceable. The Oklahoma City Thunder could perhaps duplicate the reigning MVP’s incredible production by using a cavalcade of young reserves in his approximate two-month absence due to a Jones fracture, but the threat of Durant can’t be reproduced. And once you account for the massive strides he made last season as a playmaker and defender, it becomes even clearer that the Thunder will have to make wholesale adjustments while their franchise player recovers. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 12, 2014 / 11:53 am

Report: Kevin Durant Estimated To Miss 6-8 Weeks With Foot “Jones” Fracture

Kevin Durant

After practice yesterday, Kevin Durant informed the Thunder he was experiencing “discomfort” in his right foot. After the Thunder looked at the foot in question, the 2014 NBA MVP was diagnosed with what’s called a “Jones Fracture,” which normally requires surgery. After surgery, Durant is expected to miss 6-8 weeks while recovering. Read More »

NBA / Oct 8, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Video: Timofey Mozgov Sends Kevin Durant To The Floor With Two-Handed Block

Timofey Mozgov, Kevin Durant

Perhaps it’s time to change the meaning of “Mozgov’d?” Nah. But Timofey Mozgov will make a positive name for himself this season should he makes sick blocks like this one on Kevin Durant a routine development. Read More »

instagram / Oct 6, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Video: Westbrook Knocks Down 3-Pointer Over Durant

Russell Westbrook

While the Oklahoma City Thunder haven’t had a chance to play other NBA teams or internatonal squads in the preseason yet, they did hold their blue/white scrimmage in front of a small crowd over the weekend. Obviously when you’re doing an intra-squad scrimmage involving OKC, you put all-stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on opposite teams and sometimes you get fun moments like this one uploaded to their Instagram account. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 30, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Can’t Palm A Basketball

Derek Fisher, Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant stands at least 6-10. His wingspan is approximately 7-5, and his fingertips hang less than 10 inches from the rim when he puts his arms above his head. Despite those Gumby-like proportions, though, there’s finally something KD can’t do on the court that some of our reads can – palm a basketball. Read More »