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Mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook ‘sisters for life’

The mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook posed for a pretty perfect photo during NBA All-Star Weekend.Much of the talk leading up to this year’s festivities in New Orleans has been the reuniting of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the Western Conference squad. Westbrook says he is “fine” after the departure of his former teammate. You can read his comments here...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder journal: Westbrook surprises Thunder rookies at Rising Stars Challenge

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com NEW ORLEANS — Russell Westbrook was watching from the World Team baseline with Cleveland's Kyrie Irving and New Orleans' Anthony Davis when the "Beard Shake" came his way. Westbrook tilted his head back, loving Alex Abrines' 3-point celebration in the second half of the Rising Stars Challenge, the Thunder rookie rubbing the sides...
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

Russell Westbrook avoids Kevin Durant questions with fashion talk

How things ultimately play out between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook while the two share the same bench as Western Conference teammates is arguably the most interesting subplot of 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend. Kevin Durant already briefly addressed it, so it makes sense for Russell Westbrook to do the same.Unless Westbrook doesn’t feel like it, of course.During a media availability...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who will break these NBA All-Star Game records?

LeBron's mad at his team, the New York Knicks are weighing a number of absurd trades, and Lance Stephenson is on a roster. That can only mean one thing: It's February in the NBA and everybody could use a break.Fortunately, we've made it to All-Star Weekend! While it's a bummer to have to survive a few days without real, competitive basketball, All-Star Weekend gives us the chance...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Kevin Durant returned to Thunder

Count veteran big man Kendrick Perkins as one who thinks Kevin Durant could make a return to the Oklahoma City Thunder sooner or later.Durant fled Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors and figures to stick around for quite a long time. But with LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers and winning a title, some have started to wonder if Durant might follow a similar...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant downplays Russell Westbrook angle at All-Star Game

Perhaps the most intriguing subplot of 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend is how things will play out between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook while sharing the same bench as Western Conference teammates.To hear it from Durant, there’s not going to be any kind of drama, or at least that’s his prediction.Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will all play in Sunday’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Westbrook does it again

Wednesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the New York Knicks 116-105 behind another dominating performance from Russell Westbrook. The game from Westbrook — from a statistical standpoint — was rather run-of-the-mill. But from an impact standpoint, it was exceptional. Following the Knicks hot start — they outscored the Thunder 39-27 in the first quarter — was the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roll with the Thunder | 2017 All-Star Blog

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Via NBA.com
2 days ago

WATCH: Thunder Cares 2016-17 Holiday Package

Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why I’m Done with the Oklahoma City Thunder

I’m done with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Not because of the team—but because of the fans. On the morning of July 4th, KD declared his independence from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Explaining his decision in The Players’ Tribune, Durant said: The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player—as that...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder fall to Golden State Warriors in Durant’s return

The long awaited and highly anticipated return of Kevin Durant to his former arena finally came Saturday night — and it was equipped with another tally in the loss column for the Oklahoma City Thunder at the hands of the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors’ newly formed super team was on full display Saturday night as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson poured in 26 points each,...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant still loves Oklahoma City despite fans' frustrations

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) As much as it still hurts for so many Oklahomans to see Kevin Durant shine elsewhere, the Golden State star remains committed to the community he called home for nearly a decade. The place where he grew into the basketball player he is today, and the man he has become. KD departed Oklahoma City with fanfare on the 4th of July last year to chase a championship...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: A look at the big week that lies ahead

The Oklahoma City Thunder seem to have regained their footing after temporarily slipping up due to the injury of Enes Kanter. After losing Kanter, the Thunder dropped three straight games. However, after winning their last two, they appear to be back on track. The injury to Kanter was a significant blow to the Thunder’s offense as it placed an even larger burden on Russell Westbrook...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the best expansion markets for the NBA?

Recent reports suggest that the NBA is ready to expand to the 32-team model used by the NFL. One slot is a given: Seattle is, at some point or another, going to get a team. They have an ownership group and stadium financing plan in place. They have the 14th biggest television market in the country and an established fan base. There is simply not a good reason to exclude Seattle beyond...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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