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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 »

Video / Oct 20, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Epic Phantom Cam Hype Video For 2014-2015 Exhibits Emotion, Intensity Of NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Sam Cooper YouTube)

The wait is almost over. Basketball is nearly here. The 2014-2015 season is just over one week away, so it’s time to whet your NBA appetite with this epic hype video that utilizes Phantom Cam to highlight the burning intensity of the league and its superstars. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The Three Best “Bets” To Win The 2015 NBA MVP, Where LeBron Is Heavily Favored

Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin

Last season Kevin Durant prevented LeBron James from winning this third straight MVP award. The Spurs prevented ‘Bron from taking home his third straight NBA championship. This season, James is the overwhelming favorite to win MVP (5/6), and the Cavs are the favorites to win the title (5/2). But who is the best bet to win the MVP award based off the odds? We got you covered. 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 »

Smack / Oct 13, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Russell Westbrook: “It’s Not About Me. I Can’t Win Games By Myself”

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook is nothing if not himself. So as he and the Oklahoma City Thunder face life without Kevin Durant for the first time in franchise history, it’s hardly surprising that Westbrook says his game won’t change while his MVP-winning teammate recovers from a fractured foot. Read More »

NBA / Oct 12, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Assessing The Oklahoma City Thunder In Wake Of Kevin Durant’s Injury

Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka

Kevin Durant is irreplaceable. The Oklahoma City Thunder could perhaps duplicate the reigning MVP’s incredible production by using a cavalcade of young reserves in his approximate two-month absence due to a Jones fracture, but the threat of Durant can’t be reproduced. And once you account for the massive strides he made last season as a playmaker and defender, it becomes even clearer that the Thunder will have to make wholesale adjustments while their franchise player recovers. Read More »

NBA / Oct 11, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Will Damian Lillard Reach Elite Status This Season?

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry

The sophomore slump is a rite of passage for most second-year players. It’s mostly precipitated by fatigue, as the slog of an 82-game season inevitably begins to take its toll. It often manifests itself in shooting droughts and/or nagging injuries.

On the surface, Damian Lillard was mostly immune to this last season, but if you were watching closely, you noticed that his field goal percentage came in peaks and valleys, and there were times throughout the season when he was downright streaky. Read More »

NBA / Oct 9, 2014 / 3:30 pm

NBA Warns Cavs, Heat To Refrain From ‘3-Goggles’ Celebration In Brazil

LeBron James

Might this lead to no more ‘3-goggles?’ Sounds good to us. According to a report, the NBA has advised the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat not to perform the popular celebration during their exhibition in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. Read More »

instagram / Oct 6, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Video: Westbrook Knocks Down 3-Pointer Over Durant

Russell Westbrook

While the Oklahoma City Thunder haven’t had a chance to play other NBA teams or internatonal squads in the preseason yet, they did hold their blue/white scrimmage in front of a small crowd over the weekend. Obviously when you’re doing an intra-squad scrimmage involving OKC, you put all-stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on opposite teams and sometimes you get fun moments like this one uploaded to their Instagram account. Read More »