Found April 27, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
The NBA playoffs are officially upon us. And that can only mean one thing… More black-rimmed glasses, buttoned up plaid collared shirts and those signature trendy single strap-buckled back packs Kevin Durant rocked during postseason press conferences for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. Dallas Mavericks, you’ve been warned. The NBA’s “geek-chic fashion pioneer” is ready to handle some unfinished business starting Saturday when the Mavs face the Thunder in the first round of the NBA playoffs. But before Durant throws his iPad, bible and other goodies in his backpack and heads to the arena, he first needs to be applauded for winning his third-straight NBA scoring title. On Thursday afternoon, the Thunders all-everything small forward became the seventh player in NBA history to win three consecutive scoring titles joining Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, George Mikan, Neil Johnston, Bob McAdoo and George Gervin. Durant, however, just happens to be the youngest to hoist anoth...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Durant saves Thunder with game-winning shot

OKLAHOMA CITY Even Kevin Durant's game-winning shot looked a bit off. Kind of expected on a night where pretty much nothing really seemed right. Side of the rim. Backboard. Some more rim. Exhale. Oh, and cue the confetti. Good news for the Thunder on a bad Saturday night of hoop: Oklahoma City won, beat the defending champ Mavericks, reversed a disturbing trend and did...
IN THE CLUTCH

Kevin Durant makes winning shot vs. Mavs

Just when it looked like the Dallas Mavericks were going to win game one of their playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thunder star Kevin Durant came to the rescue. Watch as Durant hits the game-winner over Shawn Marion:

Kevin Durant hits game winning shot vs. Mavs (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant was struggling all night but when it mattered the most he came up big in the clutch. With the Thunder trailing the Dallas Mavericks by 1 98-97 it was time for the NBA scoring champ to rise to the occasion. With 8 seconds left everyone in the building knew that is was going to be a clear-out for Durant. With a great defender on...

Durant's third-straight scoring title a win for "nerds" everywhere

The NBA playoffs are officially upon us. And that can only mean one thing… More black-rimmed glasses, buttoned up plaid collared shirts and those signature trendy single strap-buckled back packs Kevin Durant rocked  during postseason press conferences for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. Dallas Mavericks, you’ve been warned. The NBA’s “geek-chic fashion pioneer”...

Thunder learning how to close out games

OKLAHOMA CITY Play by play sheets do not tell stories, do not give context and really do little beyond recording what happened. So the final line from Game 1 of this Thunder-Mavericks playoff series:01.5 Durant 15' Jump Shot 99-98 1is not really that instructive at all as to what transpired Saturday in Oklahoma City. Yes, the Thunder won. They won on a last-second Kevin Durant...

Durant Hits Winning Shot As Thunder Squeak Past Mavericks 99-98

With just 1.5 seconds to play and the game on the line Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant appeared as composed as he would be during a morning shootaround, when he knocked down a 15 foot jumper causing the fans at Chesapeake Energy Arena to explode in celebration and giving the Thunder a 99-98 win over the visiting Dallas Mavericks; to take a 1-0 lead in their first round...

Kevin Durant dunks on JaVale McGee

The Oklahoma City Thunder locked up the number 2 seed in the Western Conference but don’t tell Kevin Durant that. Most teams are resting their star players down the stretch but not Durant he is just one of those players that is going out on every night to give it his all. He probably also played in Wednesday’s game against the Nuggets because he is chasing the...

Kevin Durant Dunks All Over Javale McGee

Javale McGee is having a very interesting season, he is either dunking on someone or being dunked on.  You don’t hear much else from the big fella unless it is some sort of blooper highlight reel.  Tonight when the Oklahoma City Thunder took on The Denver Nuggets Javale was once again being talked about for getting posterized by none other than Kevin Durant.  Video evidence...

Kevin Durant dunks on JaVale McGee (Video)

If you were looking for the dunk of the night in the NBA, Thunder star Kevin Durant provided it in the third quarter of the Nuggets/Thunder affair. Watch as Durant gets past his defender and dunks on JaVale McGee:

Thunder 99, Mavericks 98

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant's 18-foot jump shot bounced off the rim, off the backboard and back into the basket with 1.5 seconds left, giving the Oklahoma City Thunder a 99-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the opener of a first-round NBA playoff series Saturday night. The Thunder, seeded second in the Western Conference, trailed the seventh-seeded Mavs by as many as...

Kobe Bryant to sit out season finale

Kobe Bryant will sit out Thursday night's regular season finale at Sacramento, meaning Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant will win his third straight NBA scoring title. Bryant, who recently returned after missing seven games with a shin injury, was going to need at least 38 points against the Kings to overtake Durant for the top spot and win his third scoring crown. But head coach...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.