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Shawn Kemp hosts Seattle party over Thunder missing playoffs

The Oklahoma City Thunder moved to their new home from Seattle seven years ago, and the transition appears to have gone smoothly. The team sells out most of its home games and made the playoffs for five straight years before this season. But, make no mistake, former fans of the Sonics are still not over...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Does Kevin Durant’s Future with the Oklahoma City Thunder Look Like?

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- FEBRUARY 6: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 6, 2015 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images) The 2014-2015 NBA regular season just ended and we’re already talking about 2016 free agents? Well technically, people have...
Via The Sports Journal
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant ‘pissed’ over crap he hears while injured

Kevin Durant had an edge Thursday when he spoke with the media for an exit interview following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season ending. According to The Oklahoman, Durant, who is recovering from season-ending foot surgery, was surly as he talked about all the stuff he’s heard while he’s been out. “I’m definitely pissed,” Durant said...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Kemp Is Co-Hosting A Party In Seattle To Celebrate The Thunder Missing The Playoffs

Hell hath no fury like a city scorned. The Seattle-area, sworn enemy of the Oklahoma City Thunder and their owner Clay Bennett, must have experienced some wonderful schadenfreude when the Thunder missed the playoffs on Wednesday night thanks to a New Orleans Pelicans win over the San Antonio Spurs. How else can one explain the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Durant on injury-plagued season: 'I'm definitely pissed'

Kevin Durant’s 2014-15 NBA regular season campaign was completely derailed — even before it began — due to a litany of injuries. In light of his comments during exit interviews on Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar has been left completely frustrated with his injury-riddled season. Even more, Durant has been left embittered by all...Read More The post Kevin Durant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Will Consider Firing Scott Brooks

The Oklahoma City Thunder will evaluate whether to retain Scott Brooks as head coach in the final guaranteed year of his current contract. Brooks is guaranteed for the 15-16 season and the Thunder hold a team option for 16-17. Sam Presti has to decide an organizational direction for the final year of Kevin Durant's contract, and that will include a decision about whether Brooks remains...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Brooks’ future with Thunder uncertain

After missing out on the playoffs this season, there is reportedly uncertainty with the status of Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Thunder will “evaluate” Brooks as he enters the final year of his deal. Brooks is signed through 2015-16 guaranteed and has a team option […]
Via Full Scale Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder to evaluate Scott Brooks future

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The Oklahoma City Thunder are expected to spend time evaluating coach Scott Brooks before committing to bring him back for the final year on his contract, according to Yahoo Sports. According to Yahoo Sports, Brooks is guaranteed for the 2015-16 season on his deal, with the Thunder holding a team option for 2016-17. The Thunder missed the playoffs...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Billy Donovan a 'serious candidate' for Thunder job

On the heels of one of the most momentous closing nights of an NBA regular season within memory, a rather large rumor bomb dropped on the internet...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: Scoring title doesn’t mean sh-t to me (Video)

Russell Westbrook sealed up the NBA scoring title on Wednesday night with 37 points in a win over the Timberwolves, but the Thunder still missed the playoffs because of the Pelicans beating the Spurs. As you might expect, winning the scoring title is no consolation for Westbrook. After learning that the Thunder’s victory was not...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook: Winning scoring title 'means nothing' to me

Russell Westbrook dropped 37 points in the Thunder’s 138-113 win over the Timberwolves which helped him edge James Harden and claim his first NBA scoring title on Wednesday night. Westbrook averaged 28 points per game and shot 42.5 percent from the field this season. And when Kevin Durant’s season was cut short due to a foot injury, Westbrook carried the load and put the team...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe Bryant coming to his defense

Kobe Bryant recently took took to social media to defend Russell Westbrook against criticism over the high volume of shots he has been taking of late as the point guard attempts to carry the Oklahoma City Thunder on his back into the postseason. And for that, Westbrook recently expressed great appreciation for the Los Angeles...Read More The post Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Conference's 8th seed to be decided Wednesday

Both the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder won their games on Monday night. This now means that the race for the final seed in the Western Confernce will come down to the final night of regular season action on Wednesday. New Orleans, who boasts the tiebreaker over Oklahoma City, will host a San Antonio Spurs team that has won 11 in a row and is 21-3 since late February...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sir Charles on the risks of social media for the modern athlete

Charles Barkley last month took part in a panel discussion at South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Given that the panel was entitled, “How to Remain Relevant in Today’s Digital Age,” having Barkley, who is not active at all on social media and the like, head a discussion on such a topic is...Read More The post Charles Barkley weighs in on risks of social...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA to suspend Russell Westbrook for critical game

The Oklahoma City Thunder are fighting for their postseason lives, and a 116-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers certainly didn’t help. However, OKC lost something for Monday night’s matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers that is perhaps more important: Russell Westbrook. The point guard racked up a career-best 54 points to go with nine rebounds and eight assists, but he also...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters Is Confused By That Whole “Controlling Your Own Destiny” Thing

The race for the eighth seed in the Western Conference just got interesting. Again. The Oklahoma City Thunder are in a tailspin, losing six of their last seven games, while the New Orleans Pelicans — nearly left for dead a week ago after a similar stretch of futility — are suddenly on a bit of Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook's awesome act of kindness

Every once in a while, an athlete surprises the masses by showing a level of altruism that isn’t widespread in the world today. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook did just this on Monday—one day after putting up yet another triple-double in what has been a MVP-caliber season. But it was off the court that Westbrook showed he was a true MVP. Russell Westbrook brings...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

There is nothing I love more than a good villain, because without them, the world would be pretty boring. With that said, when Enes Kanter kinda-sorta force his way out of Utah at the NBA Trade Deadline this year, one might not expect the Salt Lake City faithful to welcome back the former Kentucky Wildcat with open arms. Here is the video of what transpired: The “Let Me Hear...
Via Crossover Chronicles
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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