TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA, Smack / Apr 17, 2014 / 11:35 am

James Harden Says He’d “Definitely” Be In OKC If Money Wasn’t Involved

James Harden, Kevin Durant

James Harden, Kevin Durant (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)

The decision Sam Presti and OKC made in the fall of 2012 to deal James Harden to the Houston Rockets for 50 cents on the dollar sent reverberations throughout the NBA and made Houston a title contender even while OKC continues to be one of the top teams in the league. During a recent one-on-one with ESPN’s Hannah Storm, Harden goes into the details behind his trade to Houston and how things might have played out differently if money hadn’t been an issue. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:29 pm

Video: Kevin Durant Attacks The Rim With Fury

Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant

Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

Capping off a season where he’s likely to capture his first MVP award, Kevin Durant also nabbed his fourth scoring title in five years, averaging a career-high 32.0 PPG. KD, who finished with 42 points against the visiting Pistons, also lit up Chesapeake Energy Arena in the first quarter with a ridiculous throw-down. Durantula drove down the middle of the lane, took off, and soared in for a monster dunk over Andre Drummond. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The 10 Funniest GIFs From The NBA Season

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young ( Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

For better or for worse, technology appears to be evolving at the speed of light. One of the many positives of this rapid change is the ability to be entertained from multiple areas, including the .gif, compressed image files. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 15, 2014 / 1:00 pm

2013-14 All-Fantasy Basketball First Team

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

As much as we love to talk about the sleepers and the busts, fantasy championships are won by the stars. Just as in real life, if you have a Kevin Durant or a LeBron James or a Dwight Howard, you can ride them deep into the playoffs. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Apr 13, 2014 / 8:34 pm

Russell Westbrook Goaltends Consecutive Shots After Whistle & Falls

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Kevin Garnett was the first player to popularize the post whistle goaltend in an effort to prevent an opposing shooter from finding his shooting rhythm by shooting during a dead ball situation. Since then, it’s become commonplace around the Association, and Russell Westbrook swatted two in a row after the whistle when the Thunder visited Indiana on Sunday. Except, #WhyNot Russ took quite the spill on the second one. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 10, 2014 / 1:23 am

DeAndre Jordan Destroys The Serge Protector

Serge Ibaka, DeAndre Jordan

Serge Ibaka, DeAndre Jordan (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

When an elite defender and one of the most electric dunkers in the game meet at the rim, you almost expect to be let down. That didn’t happen on Wednesday night during the Thunder-Clippers game. Serge Ibaka rose to block a DeAndre Jordan dunk attempt from the right baseline, and you could almost see the universe folding in on itself as NBA fans froze in time. Only one would come out on top. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 7, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Kevin Durant On Passing MJ’s Streak Of 25-Plus Points: “I Wish It Was Over”

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

A lot has been made of the streak Kevin Durant has been on where he’s scored at least 25 points over the course of now-41 games during his all-but-certain MVP season. While the number is somewhat arbitrary, especially when you consider KD averages 32.2 PPG, which leads the NBA, the man he replaced when his streak hit 41 games yesterday, Michael Jeffrey Jordan, makes it somewhat remarkable. Just don’t tell Durantula that… Read More »

NBA / Apr 7, 2014 / 1:15 pm

The 10 Stars With The Most To Prove In The Playoffs

John Wall

John Wall (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA Playoffs provides a unique landscape. After 82 games are played, eight teams from each conference are pitted against each other in the NBA’s version of The Hunger Games. At the front of this battle are the stars of each respective team. Some are coming into the playoffs with high expectations, while some are just happy to be here. Let’s put it this way, the Wizards and Bobcats are happy just to be in the playoffs whereas teams like the Pacers and Thunder won’t be satisfied without holding a trophy. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 10 Best Game-Winners In The NBA In 2014

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

There is nothing more beautiful or thrilling than a game-winning shot. When 48 minutes of blood, sweat and tears all comes down to one single moment, the art of basketball shines brightest. The feeling of your heart pounding when the game is on the line is arguably unmatched in this game we love. Read More »