TAG: Russell Westbrook

Baller's Blueprint, NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Our All-Star Soccer Squad Starring NBA Players

Steve Nash

The games are similar, basketball and soccer. Both are contact sports with little protective equipment; both have goals (or baskets) on the two sides of the field (or court) where a player must put the ball in to score points. Both have situations where a costly turnover could quickly turn into a counterattack or fast-break and cost a team points. Both games require elite athleticism, and players from both sports get paid tons of money to play their game at an elite level.

That’s where the similarities end between soccer and basketball, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a full soccer team with NBA stars. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 2, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Report: Durant, Westbrook Pitch Gasol In Los Angeles; OKC Is “Frontrunner”

Pau Gasol, Kevin Durant

The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs have already expressed interest in Pau Gasol. Now it’s the Oklahoma City Thunder’s turn to recruit the four-time All-Star and two-time champion, and they’re leaving no stone unturned in doing so. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook personally pitched Gasol in Los Angeles today on the idea of joining the Thunder. 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 »

Latest News / Jun 4, 2014 / 2:05 pm

Kevin Durant And LeBron James Headline 2013-2014 All-NBA First Team

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Miami Heat forward LeBron James headline the 2013-2014 All-NBA First Team. The MVP winner and runner-up were the only players to receive more than 600 points from the panel of voters, garnering 625 and 623 points, respectively. Joining Durant and James on the First Team are Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls (551 points), Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers (540 points), and James Harden of the Houston Rockets (502 points). Read More »

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Next Wave Of The 15 Most Marketable NBA Stars

Damian Lillard

As the NBA continues to grow globally; companies in the international markets have reached out to some of the game’s youngest, brightest and biggest stars to promote their products across the world. Even if it means paying a hefty price to lock down a potential superstar, NBA personalities have become some of the biggest brands in the world. In the age of social media, the culture has changed and fans are following their favorite players more closely than ever. 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 »

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 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 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 »