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It looks like the controversy between OKC Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams and CBS Houston/blogger Anna-Megan Raley or “Claire Crawford” isn’t going to last in our media cycle. Now that “the eye” has canned Crawford/Raley, this story will be as forgotten as Rebecca Martinson in a couple days. Certainly so by the weekend.
That’s disappointing. Because like Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams herself, this story had legs. And it knows how to use them. And the Thunder cheerleader “thunder thighs” jokes; those can be put to bed now.
According to Oklahoma’s News 9:
CBS Sports Radio 610 in Houston tells News 9 that a Digital Content Manager has been fired following a blog post about an Oklahoma City Thunder Cheerleader’s perceived weight problem.
The station will not confirm who wrote the article, but several sources identify the writer as Digital Content Manager Anna-Megan Raley, who blogs under the pen name “Claire Crawford.”
I usually side with the media member in fights like these.
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OKLAHOMA CITY Russell Westbrook popped up on the big scoreboard at Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday night and promptly got the biggest cheer of the night.
The All-Star guard was watching the game from a suite, bum knee and all, but it looked like it was the rest of the guys on the court who were the ones hurting.
Undoubtedly, the Thunder miss him. It's shown in the past two...
Derek Fisher as a player is known for his ability to knock down big shots, maneuver out of contracts, and flopping.
And it would appear that he has taken his Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Martin under his wing, because they pulled off a very rare and well synchronized double flop during Game 5 of their first round playoff match up against the Houston Rockets last night.
Seems like a silly thing to get fired over, but never underestimate the power of social media. Once it went viral the reporter didn’t stand a chance.
Ironically. it was a female reporter who came under fire, I think a male reporter would have known the implications of saying such things and would have just avoided the topic. Also, I don’t think men are wired to write stories...
The only thing more shameful than Scott Brooks’ desperate Hack-Asik strategy during Houston’s 107-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday was this tandem flop by defensive black holes Derek Fisher and Kevin Martin.
Wait, what’s that? You want the remix? Gladly:
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Despite the NBA’s best efforts to put the kibosh on the troublesome scourge that flopping has become in its league, during the regular season as well as in the playoffs, practitioners of the dark art continue to come up with new and inventive ways to commit the heinous act.
During Wednesday night’s Game 5 showdown between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake...
You have heard of syncronized diving and syncronized swimming, but have you ever heard of syncronized flopping? Well, if you were watching Game 5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets, you saw Derek Fisher and Kevin Martin nail a perfectly timed double. If you missed it, enjoy: Now if they could only give more support to Kevin Durant. H/T The Basketball Jones
The Oklahoma City Thunder are heading in the wrong direction since Russell Westbrook went down with a knee injury. After putting the Houston Rockets in a 3-0 hole, the Thunder now find themselves preparing for Game 6 on the road. Kendrick Perkins is not concerned. No team has ever come back to win an NBA playoff series after being down 0-3, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation...
The 2004 Yankees will tell you how easy it is for a playoff series to get away from you. I vividly remember the cover of the sports section of the NYTimes on the day of game 4 against the Red Sox and there were brooms all over it, as they approached a sweep. Just a few days later, the Yankees were eliminated by their long-time rival, and before they knew it, the curse of the Bambino...
The Houston Rockets managed to hold off Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in an elimination game Monday night. There were several plays down the stretch that felt like KD would put the team on his back and closeout the first round playoff series. This fourth quarter dunk by KD on Chandler Parsons certainly looked like it was going to be the moment. With 1:13 left and the...
If the idea sounds a little strange to you then you are not alone. When I first heard that the Westboro Baptist Church was going to hold a protest outside of Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday I thought, "Wow, what a horrible name for an arena" followed quickly with "What in the world do those people hate about basketball?"
The answer was pretty easy--Jason...
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I don't mean to overreact to this, because it's just one first round playoff game between two teams that won't likely advance past the second round, due to injuries and inexperience. There's a very real chance that no one will think very much about this later, and that I'm just dealing with the ugly visual of a Game Five loss at home, in a series...
Westboro Baptist tried to protest the “Fag NBA” and Jason Collins last night in Oklahoma City before the T…
With the shocking (and disheartening) announcement last week that OKC Thunder All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook injured his knee and is out indefinitely, one of the most exciting players in the game joins quite the list of other guys who find themselves on the shelf. Fans and players alike always talk about competing against the [...]