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THUNDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Russell Westbrook was very ‘confused’ by media after loss

Russell Westbrook enjoys dealing with the media about as much as Marshawn Lynch does, and the Oklahoma City Thunder star has not been shy about showing that this season. Not surprisingly, Westbrook was particularly salty after his team was blown out by the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. The Thunder gave up an eye-popping...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy likens Thunder to One Direction because he’s hip like that (vid)

One wouldn’t suspect it by his appearance, but Jeff Van Gundy is one hip and happening hepcat. One needn’t look any further for evidence than how the ESPN NBA game analyst likened how the Oklahoma City Thunder have been able to carry on despite the absence of superstar Kevin Durant to how the boy band...Read More The post Jeff Van Gundy likens Thunder to One Direction because...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy compares Thunder to One Direction (Video)

ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy worked some pop culture into Wednesday night's NBA broadcast by comparing the Oklahoma City Thunder to pop band One Direction during Wednesday night's game against San Antonio.Specifically, Gundy used Zayn Malik's departure from the band as a reference point to praise the Thunder's ability to compete despite superstar Kevin Durant missing extended time...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird on Russell Westbrook: ‘I hope he wins 10 MVP’s in a row’

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Russell Westbrook has been one of the most dominant players in the NBA this season, and he has shown no signs of slowing down. The Oklahoma City Thunder have desperately needed him to come through with this type of a season due to Kevin Durant’s injury issues that has kept him out for the majority of the season. Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sonics, Thunder, And Honest Talk

Before they morphed into the OKC Thunder, the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, they were the Seattle Supersonics. Watching the Portland Trail Blazers play the Thunder with non-sports people is a golden opportunity to review what happened. Reading former Sonics owner Howard Schultz’s recent letter to his partners on starbucks.com adds to the story. Best of all is tying it all together...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Please Enjoy This Beautiful D.J. Augustin to Russell Westbrook Alley-Oop

The Oklahoma City Thunder connected on this gorgeous alley-oop in transition during the first half of Tuesday’s game against the Lakers. It was surgical and beautiful and I can’t stop watching it. Russell Westbrook basically jumped out of the building. [CBS] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Weekly: On a mission to make playoffs

The regular season is winding down and the Oklahoma City Thunder can control their own fate if they continue to play the way they have been of late. Battling to secure a playoff spot despite injuries to Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant, the Thunder are playing with a sense of urgency led by superstar Russell Westbrook. Ending the week pretty strong, they have one thing on their mind...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson's kindness to media was issue for teammates?

  Did an act of kindness by Reggie Jackson contribute to him getting shipped out of town by the Oklahoma City Thunder?   It’s a question raised in passing in a Grantland article attempting to explain the deteriorating relationship between the team and the media in OKC. As chronicled by Bryan Curtis, Thunder players Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and others have become...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Media Policies Believed To Be Effort To Help Keep Players

In an excellent longform piece about the local media's relationship with the Oklahoma City Thunder, longtime columnist Barry Tramel suggested the organization attempts to shield their players from the press as "a simple calculation." “They got a plan,” Tramel said. “What the Thunder’s doing is, within league policies, ‘Let’s make everything as good as it can be for the...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Sam Presti Salvage the Thunder’s Future?

A difficult week has likely spelled the end of a difficult season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. First came Serge Ibaka’s knee surgery on Tuesday, sidelining the forward for the remainder of the regular season. Friday, we learned Kevin Durant’s rehab was being put on hold indefinitely as his recovery from a Jones fracture in his right foot has not gone as planned. With only 14...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder GM: Kevin Durant ‘removed from basketball activities’

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Durant has been “removed from basketball activities,”  Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. “He’s not making the progress we’d hoped or expected,” Presti said, per ESPN. Durant could be shut down for the season. “Essentially, that’s the direction we’re headed right now.” Durant underwent...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder announce Kevin Durant is out indefinitely

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been removed from “basketball activities,” general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. Durant, who has been dealing with a foot injury all season, has not been making the anticipated progress from his latest setback during rehab. Presti said Durant will be reevaluated at a later date.  No timetable for a return has been set. ...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant experiencing foot soreness, imminent return in doubt

It was generally believed that the Oklahoma City Thunder were expecting an imminent return of Kevin Durant to the court. After experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired right, Durant was held out of practice on Thursday. The timetable of his expected return has been put in doubt, and not in a good way from the...Read More The post Kevin Durant experiencing foot soreness,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Still Not Ready to Return to Action

Kevin Durant is not yet ready to return to the Oklahoma City Thunder lineup, according to Head Coach Scott Brooks (via ESPN.com’s Royce Young). Brooks described Durant's rehab as "peaks and valleys." — Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 19, 2015 Brooks says Durant has already been ruled out for tomorrow's game against the Hawks. — Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 19, 2015 ...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder lose Serge Ibaka after knee surgery

The hurt just keeps on coming for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Power forward Serge Ibaka — a candidate for Defensive Player of the Year —...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder F Ibaka undergoes knee surgery, out 4-6 weeks

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder forward Serge Ibaka could miss the rest of the season after having an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Tuesday. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Ibaka will be out four to six weeks. The playoffs begin April 18. Presti said the procedure shaved off damaged cartilage from under Ibaka's kneecap that had caused discomfort and swelling. Ibaka started...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook not interested in winning MVP

Russell Westbrook is playing the best basketball of his career, and the Oklahoma City Thunder guard could very well end up winning the NBA MVP Award when the season is finished. Just don’t ask him about it. With Kevin Durant out nursing an injury, Westbrook has regularly recorded triple-doubles over the past month. Before Monday’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Thunder make the playoffs without Serge Ibaka?

Oklahoma City’s season has been complicated by injuries from the beginning. Kevin Durant has missed approximately half the season with foot/ankle injuries, and MVP candidate Russell Westbrook has missed 16 games with various injuries. Now, forward Serge Ibaka is out indefinitely with knee soreness. It’s unclear how many games Ibaka will miss, but with Durant still out and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's the 7 sports documentaries that will premiere at SXSW

SXSW is coming, and sports fans are in for a treat with a slew of dope documentaries that are premiering in Austin this weekend. The post Here’s The 7 Sports Documentaries Screenings That Will Premiere At SXSW appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

OKC’s Adams, McGary show off their smooth dancing moves

It seems the Thunder aren’t too worried about their postseason lives as the team looks relaxed and in good spirits courtesy of Steven Adams and Mitch McGary. While in the team gym, Adams and McGary showed off their sweet dance moves and when I say they got into the music, they REALLY got into the music as the two moved their hips, snapped their fingers and cut a rug. A video...
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch McGary loses Blazers defender with sweet fake (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder rookie forward Mitch McGary made a pretty play with a drive to the basket and a sweet fake to lose the defender for the easy layup during the second quarter of Friday night's game in Portland.McGary's move got Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman in the air and brought the Thunder bench to their feet.McGary finished with 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds coming off...
Via Holdout Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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