TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

Latest News / Oct 31, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Confronts A Clippers Fan

Russell Westbrook, Steve Blake

After playing a couple possessions following afracture in the second matacarpal of his right — shooting — hand, Russell Westbrook headed back to the locker room last night during LA’s 93-90 win. X-Rays later revealed the fracture, and he could miss four to six weeks. But when Russ was being led back to the locker room, a Clippers fan caught his attention and drew his ire, as you’ll see in the video after the jump. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 31, 2014 / 12:30 am

Update: Russell Westbrook Suffers Small Fracture In Right Hand

Russell Westbrook

Already down Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder will finish their game against the Los Angeles Clippers without their other superstar. Russell Westbrook exited midway through the second quarter with a right hand injury and will not return. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 30, 2014 / 12:15 am

GIF: Russell Westbrook Caps Dominant First Half With Buzzer-Beating Dunk

Russell Westbrook

So much for Russell Westbrook struggling with Kevin Durant sidelined. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s wildly talented point guard enjoyed a breathtaking first half in his team’s season-opener at the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 26 points (7-13 FGs) and doling out five assists while spurring his team to an intermission lead. Looking for a perfect encapsulation of Westbrook’s dominance? This incredible buzzer-beating dunk does the trick. 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 »

Video / Oct 26, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Watch Trailer For HBO Special “The Offseason” Starring Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. HBO’s Channel YouTube)

You’ll be unable to watch Kevin Durant play basketball until December at the very earliest. But HBO will help you get your KD fix until then by airing reality special “The Offseason,” a first-person account covering the reigning MVP’s summer. After watching this trailer, we highly recommend marking your calendar for the documentary’s debut on November 4. Read More »

Smack / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:00 pm

ESPN Ranks Kevin Durant Eighth Best Player; He Tweets, Deletes Response

Kevin Durant

Disclaimer: Before Kevin Durant suffered a stress fracture that will keep him sidelined for approximately two months, ESPN ranked him as the second-best player in the NBA. In fact, ESPN NBA Rank voters nearly bestowed him a perfect score of 10.0 – KD’s pre-injury 9.94 was barely lower than LeBron James’ mark. But the worldwide leader polled their analysts again after Durant’s unfortunate break, asking them to account for negative impacts of his injury. Eighth-best is where that new assessment placed him. Not bad. But given Durant’s humorous – and since-deleted – response on Twitter, he isn’t exactly pleased with it, either. Read More »

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 »