TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

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 »

Latest News / Jun 3, 2014 / 12:00 am

Report: Phil Jackson Fined $25K For Tampering

Pablo Prigioni, Derek Fisher

This past Friday, Phil Jackson alluded to current Oklahoma City Thunder reserve guard Derek Fisher as a possible coach for Phil’s Knicks squad still without a coach after getting spurned by top choice Steve Kerr. The Thunder took exception to the comments, and the league levied a $25,000 fine on Jackson today. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jun 1, 2014 / 7:18 pm

Video: Missed Calls Hurt Both Teams In Game 6

Gregg Popovich

Patrolling an NBA game is a pretty unrewarding experience when you realize the only time an NBA ref’s name is mentioned is when they mess up. Some of the most ardent fans seem to think the fix is in. A ref’s unenviable existence is why it’s hard for us to really castigate them for these two missed calls in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jun 1, 2014 / 12:22 pm

Video: Kawhi Leonard’s Series-Clinching OT Block On Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard

There was only a minute remaining in OT during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals when Kawhi Leonard‘s heady play saved the Spurs from a Game 7. After Serge Ibaka blocked Manu Ginobili‘s layup against the backboard, OKC got out on the break for what seemed like an easy transition bucket. Read More »

NBA / May 30, 2014 / 9:15 am

Video: Duncan & Ginobili Lead Spurs To Blowout Game 5 Win

Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan

Five games in the Western Conference Finals and five wins of nine points or more. After a first round that had our hearts straining to stay in our chests, the Western Conference Finals have been close, but somehow unexciting. Every home team has dominated their opponent and it happened again during Game 5 in San Antonio, led by the Spurs’ two oldest starters, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan. Read More »

NBA / May 29, 2014 / 9:40 pm

Video: Russell Westbrook Annihilates The Rim

Russell Westbrook, Danny Green

Gregg Popovich was trying out a 3-2 zone tonight in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. His hope was to slow down OKC’s explosive attack, but Russell Westbrook took one gigantic bite out of the strategy with a slam that crackled like Zeus’ weaponry. Read More »

NBA / May 29, 2014 / 12:30 pm

A Closer Examination Of Serge Ibaka’s Miraculously Rapid Recovery

Serge Ibaka

Before the start of the Western Conference Finals, Serge Ibaka was declared out for the playoffs with a Grade 2 calf train. But after the swelling subsided, Ibaka was cleared for practice after Game 2 and made his return on Sunday, surprising everyone in the process. Now, the questions are shifting to whether it was a miraculous recovery, a missed diagnosis, or something else entirely. Read More »

NBA / May 28, 2014 / 11:15 am

Russell Westbrook Struts, Spurs Crumble In Game 4

Russell Westbrook

The Oklahoma City Thunder evened the series 2-2 last night against a Spurs team that looked unbeatable less than a week ago. The return of Serge Ibaka has shorn up their interior defense, and Russell Westbrook played one of the best games of his life during their Game 4 win and deserves the Russ Strut he pulled towards the end. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 28, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Steal & Slam

Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker

There is a lot to be said for Russell Westbrook‘s “My name is MY NAME” Game 4. He was all over the court on both sides of the ball on the way to OKC’s stampeding win. On one play, he stripped Tony Parker from behind then exploded past Marco Bellinelli for an easy breakaway dunk. Read More »

GIFs / May 28, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: Cory Joseph’s And-1 Cram On Serge Ibaka

Cory Joseph, Serge Ibaka

The Spurs’ Cory Joseph received more playing time than usual in Game 4 due to the fact San Antonio was playing with a big deficit throughout the second half. However, Joseph took advantage of the increased floor time, and even caused a stir with a huge dunk in the fourth quarter. Read More »