Found June 09, 2012 on Los That Sports Blog:

The Thunder have quickly become one of the best & most likable teams in the NBA behind the leadership of their “Big 3″, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook & James Harden. OKC knocked off the Spurs last week to earn their first trip to the NBA Finals. As they await the winner of tonight’s game 7 [...]


NBA Store was selling a ‘Beat the Heat’ NBA Finals Thunder T-shirt (Picture)

It looks like the NBA Store jumped the gun yet again. For a brief period on Friday evening, a “Beat the Heat” Oklahoma City Thunder T-shirt (pictured above) was being sold on If you look carefully, you’ll notice an NBA Finals logo at the bottom of the shirt. Even though the Thunder have already clinched a spot in the Finals, the problem is their opponent hasn...

Trailer for Kevin Durant’s movie “Thunderstruck”

With the Oklahoma City Thunder appearing in their first ever NBA Finals. Everything is going right for Kevin Durant. To add to all the good things coming up for NBA superstar, the trailer for his new family friendly movie called Thunderstruck was recently released. Instead of the old body-switching model, he (playing himself) faces difficulty because of a talent-transfer which...

Brooks gets special moment as Thunder reach finals

Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks knows he has really accomplished something by getting his team to the NBA finals. His 79-year-old mother Lee, who hates flying, is going to get on a plane to come watch his Thunder play for the championship. Brooks said Friday his mother refused to fly to see him play in the NBA until he was on the Houston Rockets team that played for and...

Thunderstruck: OKC goes mad for pro basketball

Oklahoma is a football power and its rival Oklahoma State often dominates wrestling, but now the state has something every sports fan can cheer: an NBA finals debutante. Blue-and-orange Oklahoma City Thunder flags flutter vehicles around the city and the state, a tribute to a team that four years ago was among the league's worst. An Oklahoma City skyscraper has a ''Let...

Presti, Weaver At NBA Pre-Draft Camp Hours After Clinching Finals Berth

One day after winning the Western Conference Finals, Sam Presti and Troy Weaver of the Thunder front office caught an early flight to Chicago to attend a 9 AM workout session at the NBA Pre-Draft Camp.

No clear advantage between Thunder and Heat

If the Oklahoma City Thunder are to have a chance in the NBA Finals, theyll need to slow down LeBron James. Good luck. If the Miami Heat hope to have a shot, theyll have to try to contain Kevin Durant. Best wishes to them, too. If the Heats Dwyane Wade or Thunders Russell Westbrook go nuts well, were not really telling you anything you dont know. What makes these Finals so interesting...

Thousands greet Thunder after Finals

Even after losing in the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder returned home to a heroes' welcome. Thousands of fans gathered in an impromptu celebration in a grass field near Will Rogers World Airport on Friday, cheering as players took turns at the microphone thanking them for their support. ''I don't think any other NBA team has the support that we have, and...

“Mega-Thunder”: The Oklahoma City Thunder Have Evolved

This post is from our friend Matt Silverston over at, check it out when you get the chance! As I sat on the couch and watched San Antonio suffer a slow death at the hands of a choking Thunder defense that forced them into a desperate barrage of three-point bricks, I realized that I needed to prepare to swallow my pride and admit that I messed up. I was absolutely...

Oklahoma City all grow'ed up

Oklahoma City trailed by 18 points... at home... in a closeout game... against a seasoned, veteran, championship team in San Antonio. It was both masterful and stunning. The Spurs looked invincible, playing free and loose for the first time since Game Two. The Thunder looked wide-eyed and overwhelmed by the moment and the pressure to finish with an amped up crowd at home. ...

OKC's Derek Fisher hoping to be NBA king again

OKLAHOMA CITY Derek Fisher had just finished buttoning his dress shirt at his locker when he shot a sideways glance at a reporter from Los Angeles. "Kings win?" the Oklahoma City Thunder guard asked late Wednesday night. Informed they had lost to the New Jersey Devils, the former longtime Laker sighed. "So, Game 5 in L.A.?" Fisher inquired hopefully. "...

Position-by-position matchups for NBA Finals

A position-by-position look at the matchups in the NBA finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat: CENTER: Kendrick Perkins vs. Udonis Haslem. Perkins brings the NBA finals experience most of his young teammates lack, having been part of Boston teams in 2008 and `10. He had a rare high-scoring night in Oklahoma City's regular-season win over Miami, scoring 16 points...

Vote: Will the Miami Heat or Oklahoma City Thunder Win the NBA Finals?

Despite what many Celtics fans are probably thinking, the NBA season continues on to the Finals, where the Miami Heat will meet the Oklahoma City Thunder. Oklahoma City is looking to match Miami's vaunted "Big Three" with a wildly talented trio of its own in two-time defending scoring champ Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Sixth Man of the Year James Harden. The...

Oklahoma City May Be Getting Ahead of Themselves, Are Selling 'Beat the Heat' Shirts

Somebody forgot to tell the Oklahoma City Thunder's marketing department that LeBron James' eruption in Game 6 did not equal two wins for the Miami Heat. How else to explain the appearance of a "Beat the Heat" T-shirt now for sale on the Thunder's team store website? No "Beat the Celtics" matching T-shirt was readily apparent on the site, so it appears...
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