TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA, sponsored01 / Sep 18, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The Equalizer Part 3: The Dominating Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin

Don’t call him Slim Reaper. Despite Kevin Durant‘s reluctance to embrace any nickname other than a simple “KD” the OKC sharpshooter headlines the final entrant in a three-part series where we’ll give you the NBA players who best represent an “Equalizer,” a person who levels the playing field so everyone gets a fair shake. There aren’t many players capable of navigating the various obstacles blocking the bath to equanimity in the most dire of on-court situations, but our three Equalizers certainly fit the bill — both on and off the court.   Read More »

Latest News / Sep 18, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Kevin Durant Says Karl Malone Calls Him Up When He’s Struggling

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant‘s had a busy summer. First, he made a somewhat controversial decision to drop out of the FIBA World Cup, citing physical and mental exhaustion. After that, Under Armour and Nike got into a bidding war for his services. Durant ultimately chose to stay with the swoosh. As he prepares for the start of a new season, Durant sat down with Esquire for an interview, and talked how about he’s developing a close friendship with Karl Malone. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 15, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Report: Don’t Rule Out Oklahoma City Thunder Trading For Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo may or may not have made a trade request to the Boston Celtics, but it’s safe to say he wants out of Beantown regardless. And according to one national writer, the Oklahoma City Thunder are a realistic destination for the disgruntled Celtics star. Read More »

Video / Sep 4, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Congratulate Russell Westbrook On Engagement By Watching His Top Plays

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (photo. NBA YouTube)

Russell Westbrook got engaged to long-time girlfriend Nina Earl on Wednesday. What better way to congratulate the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar than watching highlights of his top plays from the 2013-2014 season? Read More »

Latest News / Sep 2, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Reggie Jackson Will Look To Deals Of Hayward, Parsons For Next Contract

Reggie Jackson

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson says he isn’t too concerned about signing a contract extension before October 31 or entering restricted free agency next summer. That he’s looking to the newly-signed contracts of Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons for guidance in future negotiations, though, certainly doesn’t bode well for the Thunder. Read More »

Smack / Aug 25, 2014 / 1:00 pm

KD: “Thunderstruck” Was Worse Than “Kazaam”

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant says his 2012 movie “Thunderstruck” was worse than Shaquille O’Neal’s “Kazaam.”

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Latest News / Aug 16, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Durant Left Team USA Under Influence Of Agent Jay-Z, Roc Nation

Kevin Durant

The circumstances surrounding Kevin Durant’s abrupt departure from USA Basketball last week have always been murky. The reigning NBA and FIBA World Championships MVP officially cited mental and physical fatigue as means for his decision, but rumors immediately swirled that his looming endorsement switch from Nike to Under Armour was his primary justification. And just over a week later comes a report lending credence to that notion, plus much, much more. Read More »

Smack / Aug 13, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: NBA Offered To Drop $25K Tampering Fine If The Raptors Fired Drake

Drake, Kevin Hart

On Monday, the league fined the Toronto Raptors $25,000 for violating the anti-tampering rules, citing an incident at Drake‘s OVO Fest concert when he specifically called out Kevin Durant (who was in the crowd), referenced his free agency in 2016, and made a direct plea for him to come to Toronto. It turns out, the Raptors could have gotten out of the fine, but only if they fired Drake as their global ambassador. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 7, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Report: Durant Withdraws From Consideration For World Cup Team

Kevin Durant

Already without presumptive stalwarts Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, and Paul George, USA Basketball will now have to make do at the FIBA World Cup absent an even bigger star. Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears reports that reigning MVP Kevin Durant, citing a need for rest in advance of the 2014-2015 season, has withdrawn from consideration for Team USA. Read More »

NBA / Aug 6, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Close To $325 Million Endorsement Deal With Under Armour

Kevin Durant

It appears increasingly likely that Kevin Durant will be leaving longtime basketball king Nike for hoops upstart Under Armour. The biggest question on the basketball world’s mind now is if he’ll do the same with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards in the summer of 2016. Durant reportedly cancelled a trip to Nike headquarters and is on the verge of accepting a mind-numbing $325 million endorsement contract with Under Armour, which happens to be located in Baltimore, MD right near his hometown. Read More »