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Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks has turned down a three-year contract extension offer, Yahoo Sports reported. Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti wants Brooks back when his contract expires at the end of the NBA Finals, and Presti has offered a three-year deal worth nearly $11 million, Yahoo Sports reported, based on league sources. However, Brooks and his agent were unwilling to accept that offer in the past, and they have postponed further talks until after the playoffs.
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Prudence is not one of Metta World Peace's virtues. Just weeks after the Los Angeles Lakers forward put an elbow against Oklahoma City Thunder forward James Harden's head that could have caused serious damage, World Peace is taunting his former victim. This time, he's doing it over Twitter -- as Harden plays in the NBA Finals thanks to the Thunder eliminating World Peace...
Remember 48 hours ago when Scott Brooks and the Oklahoma City Thunder were determined not to change Russell Westbrook's hyper-aggressive playing style?
No worries. Scott Brooks doesn't remember either.
Sunday night, with the Thunder up six points midway through the third quarter and flirting with taking control of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Scott Brooks decided to temper...
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During a recent interview, Kevin Durant stated that one should look to "guys like the Kobe Bryants and the LeBrons and the DWades" for examples of true NBA superstars.
Scott Brooks likely is not focused on what happens after this season quite yet. In all likelihood, it will take care of itself once the Thunder's season ends -- championship or not.
You still cannot blame Thunder fans for worrying that their head coach will go elsewhere this offseason. And while it's a concern for later, it is still a concern.
Scott Brooks might be the hottest...
MIAMI When Russell Westbrook stalked off the court midway through the third quarter and arrived at the end of the bench, he punched the seat cushion he was about to sit on, an act that served as more than an expression of frustration.
It also served as confirmation that once again Westbrook is what's killing the Thunder.
Just kidding well, sort of.
Because for Westbrook...
Game 3 of the NBA Finals was a potentially huge game for the young Oklahoma City Thunder squad, a game in which they could take the upper hand in what has been a tightly fought series. Much was expected of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the young Thunder in their first road test of the NBA Finals. How did they respond? Durant got into foul trouble and Westbrook...
The Oklahoma City Thunder practically stormed through the playoffs on the way to their first NBA Finals appearance since moving to Oklahoma. And no one is more responsible for the Thunder’s magical run than Kevin Durant. Durant has been otherworldly with his ability to score points in bunches and hit shots from just about anywhere on the floor. He is averaging 28. 3 points-per...
Although the Oklahoma City Thunder lost game three of the 2012 NBA Finals to the Miami Heat, they can take solace that star Kevin Durant had yet another great game with 25 points.
In the fourth quarter after a steal by teammate James Harden, Durant threw down a nasty two-handed jam off an alley-oop pass:
Maybe this is exactly what needed to happen to make this fad die. Adidas has created cartoon versions of OKC Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook complete with matching “personality frames” and snapbacks. Ironically enough, both of these guys are signed to Nike. Guess Adidas scooped them on this one. source
The Oklahoma City Thunder looked like they were on their way to an NBA Championship, after defeating the last three teams from the Western Conference to win the Association’s Title, on their way to the NBA Finals. The Thunder swept the Dallas Mavericks, knocked off the Los Angeles Lakers by a 4-1 margin and then came back to win four straight after dropping the first two games...
MIAMI – In yesterday’s list where we discussed the five keys to winning Game 3, it was stated to win the Heat needed a big night from Dwyane Wade and they got that with his 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
It was also stated that James Harden would have to come up big for the Thunder and he did not. The beard shot 2-for-10 and missed all four of his three-pointers...
Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Miami finishes like a champ, OKC doesn't
When you're fighting a team that can match all your physical tools and even win a few of the matchups against you, you need to come up with some other way to win. Usually, that "other" way is to capitalize on the other...