Found May 02, 2014 on Holdout Sports:
Oklahoma City Thunder backup center Steven Adams picked a great time to step up his defensive game, coming off the bench with a career-high 5 blocks in Thursday night's Game 6 against Memphis. The Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-84 to tie their Western Conference first round playoff series at 3 games apiece and force the deciding seventh game at home on Saturday.Video via NBA. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

The Oklahoman’s sports editor says Kevin Durant headline ‘missed the mark’

The image of the front page of The Oklahoman’s “Thunder Xtra” section featuring Kevin Durant with the headline, “Mr. Unreliable,” quickly went viral after it was published Thursday. The response and outcry must have been as harsh as the newspaper’s characterization of the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar’s performance in the team’s series with the Memphis […] The...

Oklahoma City Thunder: Things aren’t looking up for the Thunder

Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City is now facing elimination after the Grizzles took a single game lead (3-2) over the Thunder. The 2-seed Thunder have struggled in this series against the 7-seed Grizzles. Although, the Grizzles are a lot better than a 7-seed and probably would have been ranked higher, had Marc Gasol played most of the season. What happened to that Oklahoma City team...

Zach Randolph suspended for punch on Steven Adams (Video)

Zach Randolph has been suspended for Game 7 of the Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game Saturday. The NBA ruled that Z-Bo punched Steven Adams as the two were running up the court with 6:43 left in Game 6 and the Thunder up 88-71. Randolph and Adams were fighting for position on a rebound and […]

Thunder to pursue Kevin Ollie as head coach

The Oklahoma City Thunder aren’t out of the playoffs yet but if they lose Game 7 tonight to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday they may be looking for a new head coach. There is rampant speculation that if the Thudner lose, head coach Scott Brooks will be out of a job and a new head coach will be hired. According to Adam Zagoria of, the Thunder will be making a run at UConn...

With the Thunder reeling, an Oklahoma paper calls Kevin Durant 'Mr. Unreliable' before apologizing

For the entirety of the 2013-14 NBA season, we’ve credited the Western Conference with being a powerhouse; even by the West’s recent lofty standards of powerhouse-ism. All year long we’ve looked forward to a playoff bracket on that end that would feature eight teams well worthy of second or even third round consideration, with championship contenders running up and down the...

Kevin Durant On ‘Mr. Unreliable’ Headline: “That’s What They’re Supposed To Write”

The Oklahoman ripped star forward Kevin Durant on Thursday with a headline deeming him Mr. Unreliable.   Durant has finally weighed-in on the matter, and his response was indicative of his character. Durant on The Oklahoman’s headline: “That’s what they’re supposed to write. I didn’t come through for the team.” — Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) May 1, 2014 ...

Durant answers critics, leads Thunder to game 7 against Memphis

Kevin Durant put the Mr. Unreliable to rest, right? KD returned to his dominant self, struggling from 3-point range but other than that, recording 36 points and 10 rebounds was just another day at the office. The duo of Westbrook and Durant may not last much longer if they can't produce a title. Brooks job will be on the line as well.Westbrook took two less shots than Durant...

What Happened to the Oklahoma City Thunder?

They’ve got the league MVP. They have two Gold medal winner and Team USA members. They’ve got an All NBA Defender. They are a game away from first round elimination. The Oklahoma City Thunder are in serious trouble. I was deeply mistaken when I saw this first round matchup and thought that it would be a short relatively unexciting series. The Memphis Grizzlies are for real....

Thunder blowout Grizzlies to force Game 7

MEMPHIS — Earlier in the day Kevin Durant was called ‘Mr. Unreliable‘ by the Oklahoman and on Thursday night, the Thunder relied on both Durant and Russell Westbrook to blowout the Grizzlies in Game 6 of their series 104-84. Durant who missed a crucial free throw late in Game 5, went 14-15 from the line scoring 36 […]

Lakers Rumors: Derek Fisher interested in becoming team’s next head coach

Could Derek Fisher return to the Los Angeles Lakers as the team’s head coach? It appears to be a definite possibility. While Fisher is still currently an NBA player with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the five-time champion is expected to retire at the end of the season and is said to be interested in coaching his old team, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports. “As for...

Zach Randolph Suspended One Game For Punching Steven Adams In Jaw

The NBA suspended Zach Randolph one game for punching Steven Adams in the jaw during Thursday's game. The incident occurred with 6:42 remaining in the Memphis Grizzlies' Game 6 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Thunder Respond To Being Pushed To The Brink With Best Postseason Performance So Far

I’ve noticed this all through the regular season. It’s the reason the Thunder gave up so many 20+-point leads during the regular season, and is the reason the Thunder experienced a 3-2 deficit in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. There is so much hype surrounding this current Thunder squad that they have a tendency to buy into it themselves at times. It’s understandable...

Westbrook to blame for Thunder struggles?

The OKC Thunder are in trouble, they weren't suppose to struggle this much in the first round. They got a big break when the NBA decided to suspend Zach Randolph for game 7, a blow the Griz might not be able to recover from. Everyone is jumping on Kevin Durant and rightfully so. "Mr Unreliable" as he was called in an Oklahoma newspaper, has not been at his best this...

Kevin Durant Sparked by Bulletin Board Material From Hometown Newspaper

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Mr. Reliable

The talk in Oklahoma City was all about the headline in The Oklahoman dubbed “Mr. Unreliable.” Whether it was directed at Kevin Durant or not, the paper might be willing to debate. That is how the nation took it. They had reason to believe it after Durant struggled at the end of Game Five and had moments where he disappeared from the game. That did not sound like an MVP. That...
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