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Oklahoma City is thrilled with their Thunder these days. The fans all wear the same t-shirts to every home game, and stand cheering in unison until their faces are more blue than Kevin Durant's uniform. That energy helped OKC get a much needed win over the Spurs last night, to cut San Antonio's lead in that series to 2 games to 1, and the city will remain electric leading into Game four as well for obvious reasons.
In response to the NBA's national spotlight being cast upon Oklahoma City, the city's mayor Mick Cornett made a video to welcome the TNT broadcast team to town. In that video below, he also makes fun of Charles Barkley:
Zing. Take that, Chuckster.
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“Kevin and Russell: you guys just won Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. What are you going to do?” “We’re going to Wacky Outfit World!” I suppose it is well within the rights of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to dress as they please for postgame press conferences, especially in light of their impressive [...]
Ha. As you can see, the above comic strip speculates that Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden is turning into Mr. T. And in a way, I can really see that happening. And I pity the fool who doesn’t find that amusing. But seriously, folks, the above comic strip really takes the (James Harden Nightmare [...]
Charles Barkley, in 2006, said that “Oklahoma is nothing but vast wasteland. No place for black people. The Oklahoma Sooners and the Hornets are the only brothers in town.” Of course the local media hasn’t forgotten that quote so it’s one storyline for Thursday’s Game 3. The other being the 2-0 hole OKC finds itself in.
Anyway, a Barkley sighting is a big deal in the...
The Thunder people were looking for showed up last night to power their way past a San Antonio team many were starting to think couldn’t be beat. Naturally Kevin Durant led the way for Oklahoma with 22 points and the teams shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha stepped up big with 19 points. Russell Westbrook had a slow night with only 10 points, Westbrook also had 7 rebounds and 9 assists...
Kinda. Duncan pretty much decided to go off to the side, rather than take Durant head on. There wasn’t much he could, anyway. The Oklahoma City Thunder ran the Spurs out of the building last night, and reminded everyone that they are a pretty darn good basketball team. The San Antonio Spurs still lead the [...]
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career-bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped San Antonio's 20-game winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.
Oklahoma City closed its series deficit to 2-1 and will host Game 4 on Saturday night....
Lil Wayne said that after a recent NBA playoffs ticket dispute he felt unwelcome and ''unwanted'' at the Oklahoma City arena and isn't planning to return.
The rapper said two Thunder players - Kevin Durant and James Harden - had reached out to offer him tickets to Saturday's fourth game of the Western Conference Finals.
''That's not the point...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The San Antonio Spurs' winning streak came to a screeching halt Thursday. The question now is whether the Oklahoma City Thunder can actually turn the Western Conference finals into a series instead of serving as a mere road block in the Spurs' march to the NBA Finals. Kevin Durant and the Thunder smacked the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 on Thursday night. ...
For a while there, we had predicted the Spurs to beat the Thunder, given the first two games of this best-of-seven series, ready to project San Antonio's place in NBA history. Now it's a different story, after Oklahoma City finally came out to play, avenging a pair of agonizing losses on the road.
For one of the extraordinary NBA tales to resonate a striking climax with...
Charles Barkley, who was recently voted the "favorite announcer" in a player's poll conducted by Sports Illustrated, celebrated winning the showdown by arriving outside TNT's "Inside the NBA" studio the only way they do it in Oklahoma— by horseback.
Even though Barkley is technically a studio analyst— and not an announcer— he rode in on his high...
1. Kevin Durant Dunks on Andrew Bynum-The Oklahoma City Thunder just destroyed the Los Angeles Lakers in their 1st game in the Western Conference semi-finals. The Thunder cruised to a 29 point victory and in the blow out they had many highlight plays. The best play of the night goes to Thunder superstar Kevin Durant who threw a monster dunk on one of the best shot blockers...
It's easy to watch the Game 3 pounding the Oklahoma City Thunder just put on the San Antonio Spurs and lose your mind as a Boston fan.
Fifty days it had been since San Antonio last tasted defeat… back when the since-eliminated Lakers got 30 rebounds from Andrew Bynum and 26 points from Metta World Peace. That almost seems like a season ago, and I think the fact that the Spurs promptly bounced back and took care of the Lakers by a 24-point margin makes it feel as though the streak lasted even longer.