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Super Bowl XLVII was far from the broadcast equivalent for Phil Simms of going 22/25 in Super Bowl XXI. CBS's top NFL analyst was caught contradicting himself repeatedly throughout the game and missed out on late game strategy. While not quite reaching Chris Berman levels, the Twitterati was left unimpressed. One of those newfound announcing critics was the NBA's best scorer, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, who had this to say about the announcing on display:
Feel like I'm playin madden, Phil Simms talkin to damn much
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) February 4, 2013
I'll even forgive Kevin Durant for using the wrong "too" in his tweet and welcome him into our realm. He's right of course - Phil Simms uses a lot of words to say little. It always sounds like Simms is thinking out loud and it ends up confusing himself and viewers at home.
Phil Simms: "The more angles I see the more confused I get." Amen.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant left Saturday's game against the Cavaliers with an apparent back injury.
Durant, the NBA's leading scorer, appeared to injure his back or right side while hustling back on defense. He stayed in the game for several minutes and was moving slowly before he went to the locker room with 4:07 remaining in the third quarter...
For those of us who are not huge Phil Simms fans, the power outage at the Super Bowl served as a small blessing. For the players, the power outage could be a serious problem. Tightening muscles, pulled hamstrings, you name it. The San Francisco 49ers have to hope that this stops the bleeding and keeps the Ravens off balance.
In honor of Black History Month, the fine folks over at Nike teamed up with Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant to produce a short film called "Be Bold Be True".Below is the teaser trailer for the film that features KD for a short period of time:
A power outage at the Louisiana Superdome delayed the Super Bowl for over half an hour in one of the most surreal scenes in sports. Power was out in the CBS booth with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms and the network had to lean on sideline reporters Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots for updates. On the radio side, Dial Global tweeted this picture of play by play man Kevin Harlan having...
On Saturday night, Kyrie Irving dropped 35 points. Against Kevin Durant. And the Thunder. In a five-point Cleveland victory. Impressed? I’m just getting started.
Of Kyrie’s 35, 13 were recorded in just three minutes — those three minutes being the final three minutes of the game. During that three-minute stretch (2:52, technically), Irving made two free-throws,...
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It wouldn't be a week here at That NBA Lottery Pick without a nice play by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant.During last night's Thunder/Mavericks game, KD was able to thread the needle to Kevin Martin for an easy slam dunk.Check out the nice no-look pass that Durant went by nearly three Mavericks defenders:
Kevin Durant said his back is fine after he appeared to injure it in the Oklahoma City Thunder's last game.
Dirk Nowitzki looks set to return after missing the last two contests for the Dallas Mavericks.
Durant has been simply brilliant in two overtime victories over the Mavericks this season, and both superstars should be eager to meet in Monday night's matchup in Oklahoma...
OKLAHOMA CITY-- Even the post-game crowd at the arena bar was light.
Usually the line wraps past the velvet ropes just outside the court at Chesapeake Arena and usually the music is loud and thumping with folks ready to talk about what they just saw.
Guess there was no reason to stick around on a Monday and celebrate.
On a night that had makings of fascinating, the Mavericks brought...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder blew out the Dallas Mavericks 112-91 Monday night while avoiding a third straight overtime game between the teams.
The Mavericks had tied the first two meetings this season with 3-pointers at the very end, but there was no such drama the third time...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- When Dallas has taken on Oklahoma City this year, the Mavericks haven't looked like a team fighting to reach .500. In the two previous matchups, the Mavericks lost both, but the Thunder had to go into overtime each time. However, the Mavs reverted back to form of sorts Monday in the teams' third meeting. The Thunder dominated from the opening tap and rolled...
The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't lost more than two in a row this season, but they also haven't won two straight in nearly three weeks.
The Northwest Division-leading Thunder will try to change that Wednesday night when they go for an eighth consecutive victory with the Golden State Warriors in town.
After posting 10 wins during a stretch of 12 of 15 on the road, Oklahoma...