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Audition Time for OKC’s New Generation

​ The Oklahoma City Thunder have been a playoff institution for so many years that their slow 3–9 start just might feel like the sky is falling for all of their fans. While medium-term injuries for both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are a surefire way for any team to take a little tumble down the standings, I think the Thunder are so far below .500 because of the massive...
Via The Sports Post
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the Rockets have a defense?

While Kevin Durant was yelling obscenities at Dwight Howard, the Thunder and the Rockets were engaged in an intriguing and ugly game of basketball. A 69-65 win for the Rockets does not quite fit the Rockets’ storyline. This is a team with tons of offensive potential and little in the way of defense. The story on Houston is that James Harden cares only about offense and Dwight...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Thunder Still A Playoff Team?

Tweet The Oklahoma City Thunder have been considered one of the NBA’s elite teams over the past couple of seasons. They’ve made the postseason 5 years in a row, averaged 54 wins across these seasons and have won 4 division titles. Last year Kevin Durant won the league’s MVP award and the Thunder advanced to the Western Conference Finals. This year has been quite different...
Via Los That Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Durant repeatedly called Dwight Howard a 'p---y'

The Houston Rockets’ 69-65 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday was obviously an ugly affair, as the final score abundantly illustrates. Given that both teams were apparently incapable of putting the ball in the hoop, for whatever reason, it nonetheless wasn’t the prettiest display of basketball. But the ugliness, according to one account,...Read More The post Report...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden: Reggie Jackson Has To Get Money He's Earned

James Harden was traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder two years ago as he pursued a more lucrative contract extension, a position that the Thunder now face with Reggie Jackson. “I went through the same thing,” Harden said about contract negotiations between Jackson and the Thunder. “Obviously, his is prolonged more. That’s (tougher). Credit to him. He’s handling it great...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder begin to come undone in loss to Pistons

OKLAHOMA CITY -- We knew it had to come undone - likely sooner than later, too. Oklahoma City just doesn't have the pieces to hold itself together for any real amount of time, and all good will, momentum and overall positive vibes earned last time out, got washed away in a flurry of Brandon Jennings' overtime shots.  Instead of improving to 4-6 heading into a tough game with Houston...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cops find grenade launcher in arsenal at ex-NBA player's home

Former Seattle Sonics and Oklahoma City Thunder player Robert Swift has been charged with a gun crime after police seized a grenade launcher and drugs during a raid of the Kirkland, Washington, home where he was living, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. Police reportedly found a military-style grenade launcher and sawed-off shotgun, among other weapons, in Swift's bedroom...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Prices for Thunder tickets are tanking, even if the team isn’t

The Oklahoma City Thunder are not where they expected to be at this point in the season. Oklahoma City is treading water until they can get Kevin Durant (fractured right foot) and Russell Westbrook (broken right hand) back in the lineup. Until then, some of the younger Thunder players are getting a shot to play.   With a 3-6 record, that’s not exactly what Thunder fans were...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA Player Robert Swift Charged After Police Seize Grenade Launcher

Former Seattle Sonics and Oklahoma City Thunder player Robert Swift has been charged with a gun crime after police seized a grenade launcher and drugs during a raid of the Kirkland, Wash., home where he was living, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. Police reportedly found a military-style grenade launcher and sawed-off shotgun, among other weapons, in Swift’s bedroom during...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook guest stars on Nickelodeon's 'Henry Danger' (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook branches out into acting as a guest star in this week's episode of "Henry Danger" on Nickelodeon. The plot of this week's episode, entitled "Too Much Game": There's a new teammate on Henry's basketball team named Shawn (played by Westbrook), but is he really 14 years old??? For a preview, check out...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Anthony Morrow’s return will fuel Thunder offense

Anthony Morrow’s return to the Thunder lineup will provide a huge boost to the team’s offense. Slowly but surely, the Oklahoma City Thunder are trimming down their injury list. Only nine games into the 2014-2015 NBA season, the Thunder still have a while before their big name stars return. Russell Westbrook dunked with his left hand at the TD Garden on Wednesday night, but he...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Morrow emerges as role player for Thunder in win over Celtics

Anthony Morrow pumped a fist, shouted as he ran down the court and was more emotional than a high schooler after a double-latte. The Thunder shooter got going, got hot and was near perfect in just his second game this season for Oklahoma City. Just think what will happen when Morrow gets open. For now, the free agent signee is doing just fine. He had 10 points Tuesday in his first...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: C’s collapse in 2nd half, get crushed by Jackson/Morrow combo

For a while, it looked like the Celtics were going to get above .500 for the first time in Brad Stevens’ young coaching career.  They flew out of the gates, and, after some struggles from the bench, asserted themselves adequately to go into halftime with a positive vibe.  The second half could not have been more opposite story, though, with the Celtics getting outplayed in almost...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Injury Update: Andre Roberson, Perry Jones will not play in tonight's game

The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Milwaukee Bucks last night by the score of 85-78. The loss dropped the Thunder to 2-6 on the season, fourth in the Southwest Division. Reggie Jackson lead the Thunder with 29 points on 12-of-21 shooting. The Thunder were without Andre Roberson and Perry Jones due to injury and neither will be available for tonight's game.  Keith Allison...
Via NBA Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lack of lineup punch costs Thunder in Milwaukee

Lost in the excitement of the Thunder's two wins this season is healthy heaping of reality. Hold your nose, Thunder fans, because it stinks. This team isn't very good. Monday night proved that. Now, Oklahoma City plays hard and is fun to watch and has all sorts of new guys in new positions, but let's face it, if you're counting on this team for something that resembles...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins hears imaginary 'MVP' chants?

Kendrick Perkins has fallen on some tough times during his last few seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder. After averaging over 10 points per game with the Boston Celtics in 2009-10, the big man managed just 3.4 points per game last season. Now, the two best players on his team — Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook — are out due to injury and the Thunder are in trouble. With...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Suggests Oklahoma City Thunder Tank Because Of Injuries

With Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant both sidelined for the Oklahoma City Thunder for at least another month, getting into the playoffs and going far into the playoffs in the deep Western Conference seems like an arduous task at this point in the season. So Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban pondered why the team doesn’t just rest the two stars for the remainder of the year...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Oklahoma City Thunder Tank This Season?

Success in the NBA is no different than experiencing success anywhere else. In order to sustain the high of winning, it is required to trudge through the depths of defeat. Deep, huh? The Oklahoma City Thunder have been riding that high for about six years now, ever since they linked up Kevin Durant with Russell Westbrook. Even when James Harden was shipped off to Houston, Oklahoma...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban suggests Thunder should tank this season

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are both nursing serious injuries. The Oklahoma City Thunder stars are not expected to return for at least another month, and the team is struggling in their absence. Mark Cuban wonders if it’s time for the Thunder to pack it in. “The question I don’t think anybody has asked is,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kendrick Perkins, Serge Ibaka ‘froze out’ Reggie Jackson

The Oklahoma City Thunder are going to have enough trouble winning without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The last thing they need is players refusing to share the ball with one another. According to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman, Thunder big men Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka became so frustrated with point guard Reggie Jackson...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What do we want to know about the off-field lives of athletes?

The question is simple: What do we actually want to see from sports figures? From the athletes who play and train, what do we want to discover about them before..... The post What Do We Really Want to Know About The Off-Field Lives Of Athletes? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Perry Jones leaves game with injury

More bad luck for the Oklahoma City Thunder as Perry Jones III left Tuesday night’s game vs. the Toronto Raptors with a right knee contusion. The Thunder are already without all stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, as well as role players Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow. Jones was one of the rare bright spots for OKC as they try to stay afloat early in the season without their...
Via Basketball Bicker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO’s The Offseason: Kevin Durant explores a very plain superstar

When I think of athletes whose offseasons I want to discover, Kevin Durant isn’t one of the first to pop into my mind. The Thunder star and reigning NBA MVP hasn’t gotten into a lick of off the court trouble, hasn’t caused major rifts between teammates and/or coaches, and just shows up and scores points. Thus, the announcement that he would be the focus of an HBO documentary...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook wears aluminum foil-like outfit

I love that Russell Westbrook is trolling and we still fall for it every single time. You knew he was going to come strong for the first game of the season and he didn’t disappoint. Twitter of course reacted. Russel Westbrook look like he got on a aluminum foil jacket — Dj SkeeDro (@skeedro24) October 30, 2014 Russell Westbrook looks like he's dressed in aluminum foil...
Via BlackSportsOnline
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The stage is set for the rise of Russell Westbrook

When the devastating news broke that Kevin Durant would be missing anywhere between six to eight weeks of action, I admit my first thoughts shifted away from Durant. It’s not that I wasn’t concerned about Durant; watching anyone forced out of a game he loves because of an unforeseen injury is always a crushing sight. […] The post Setting The Stage For World War Westbrook appeared...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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