TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jun 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Can The Knicks Land LeBron & ‘Melo, Or Even Durant?

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant

On ESPN New York’s 98.7 FM’s “The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show,” co-host Smith mentioned a “95 percent possibility” LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony end up together if they both opt-in for the 2014-15 seasons. Not only that, but New York’s recent hiring of Derek Fisher could entice Kevin Durant to the Big Apple if he’s unhappy in OKC when his contract expires in the summer of 2016. Read More »

NBA / Jun 10, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: Every Kevin Durant Dunk During His MVP Season

Kevin Durant, Marcin Gortat

While not well known as a dunker, lanky 2014 MVP Kevin Durant can still throw it down. His power at the rim comes from, not the athleticism or ferocity his all-star teammate exhibits when he throws it down, but KD’s ridiculous 7-4 wingspan, where he flushes the ball down like most people snap a towel or dunk on their nerf hoop. Come check out all of KD’s dunks during his inaugural MVP season. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jun 4, 2014 / 12:30 pm

All Of Russell Westbrook’s Dunks For The 2013-14 Season

Russell Westbrook

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

Russell Westbrook has become a sounding board for all the angry fans who think he’s stealing Thunder from 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant with his offensive ex-or implosions. We’re of the “Let Westbrook be Westberook” (#LWBW) opinion, which is why this recent video showing every one of his dunks during the 2013-14 season made our eyes light up. Read More »

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 »