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Something a rookie never forgets is his baptismal; it happens — without fail — for the majority of rookies. Just take Kevin Durant welcoming Jonas Valanciunas into the league during the Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors game on Tuesday night. H/T Eye On BasketballThe post Kevin Durant Baptizes Jonas Valanciunas (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
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While most of you were probably keeping tabs on the United States presidential race, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Durant was busy dunking on people.
Check out this poster that he put on Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas:
(Courtesy of Los That Sports Blog)
We at Cosby Sweaters are still searching for a good term to replace “posterize,” and for this gem we have chosen to go with baptismal. Kevin Durant took absolutely no mercy on election night when he dunked all over rookie Jonas Valanciunas. The Thunder dominated the Toronto Raptors 108-88 and there is no word if Jonas will return to the NBA following that embarrassment.
Only a few days removed from finding himself in the path of an angry Jeff Teague, Kevin Durant — last season’s playoff poster champ — is on the board! While most of us were busy tracking the presidential election on Tuesday night, Durant was hard at work in Oklahoma City, where he aimed to bring his Thunder back to .500. In doing so, KD issued a formal NBA welcome to Raptors...
Last night was a long one so we’re slowly getting into the swing of things. While we get ourselves together take a moment to watch a Kevin Durant welcomed Raptors rookie Jonas Valanciunas into the league by dunking all on his head.
Durant had to do this to someone, since it was done to him a couple days ago.
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The last dunk we showed you on here was a posterizing slam from the Hawks' Jeff Teague over Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. And on Tuesday night against the Raptors, Durant was on the other end of such a play, as he usually is.
Watch Durant dunk all over Toronto rookie seven-footer Jonas Valanciunas in a 108-88 Oklahoma City victory:
Thigh Five: Los That Sports Blog...
Usually Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is use to dunking on people, while last night he got dunked on. Doing the damage was Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague. In the Hawks win over the Thunder Teague drove right down the lane and threw down a monster jam over Durant.
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In Tuesday night hoops action, the OKC Thunder faced off against the Toronto Raptors. The Thunder made slight work of the Raptors knocking them off 108-88. But Kevin Durant wanted to remind fans that while his jumper is wet, he can still get up over guys and make them poster fodder. Welcome to the [...]
A couple of days ago, Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague nearly posterized Houston Rockets forward Marcus Morris but was called for an offensive foul.However, Teague last night against the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to find a better player to poster.Watch as he throws it down on Kevin Durant:
OKLAHOMA CITY - Somewhere lost along the way of the James Harden talk and the chemistry and temperature of the Thunder, there are some real issues that need to be addressed.
Like when is this team going to start holding onto the ball?
But maybe it doesn't even matter.
Twenty turnovers against Atlanta, 17 against Toronto and a ridiculous average of more than 17 per game so...
Pictured above are Nick Collison, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka. What they’re wearing is Oklahoma City’s new, different, and completely unexciting navy blue alternate uniform. The uniform looks like something an unartistic child would design with MS Paint, and will make its unfortunate debut on Friday night.
The Thunder are just the latest of many teams...
OKLAHOMA CITY Sometimes a home loss against an inferior team can be the kind of jump-start a team needs to get going again.
And sometimes Toronto comes to town.
Both happened for Oklahoma City.
After losing to Atlanta on Sunday in a listless, surprising and error-filled game by the Thunder, slump-busting Raptors showed up at Chesapeake Energy Arena and made it a game right up...
The first thing you’ll probably notice about the following dunk is how incredibly similar it is to the one that Jeff Teague threw down over Kevin Durant just a few days ago. Lou doesn’t take off from quite the distance that Jeff did, and there’s a little less contact, but the similarities are still uncanny. Check it out…
Uncanny, right? I must say, I love this coincidence...