Found April 30, 2013 on
I’m no longer slurping the Sam Presti Kool-Aid. I can't help but have visions of a Thunder team featuring Durant, Harden, Ibaka and Rajon Rondo dance through my head.
BEST OF MAXIM
The notion during their tenure of playing together has always been that Russell Westbrook takes shots away from Kevin Durant. Westbrook is the most explosive point guard in the game, but has a tendency to take some ill-timed shots that many feel would be better served being taken by one of the best shooters in the game.
So when Russell Westbrook was announced out for the playoffs...
There are many things that you can say about Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant but not giving 100% effort at all times is not one of them.
In the second quarter of game four between the Thunder/Rockets, Durant came up with a steal and somehow made an impressive save while leaping into the stands.
Durant’s hustle lead to a three-pointer by Thunder guard Kevin Martin:
Kevin Durant risked his body during Game 4 between the Thunder and the Rockets, and he did it for the chicks.
In the annals of NBA history, there are few players that have the grace of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and earlier tonight, he showed off his aerial exploits to the fine folks in Houston.
Late in the fourth quarter of Rockets/Thunder game four, Durant crossed over Chandler Parsons and split the Rockets defense to throw down a nasty one-handed dunk:
Seems like a silly thing to get fired over, but never underestimate the power of social media. Once it went viral the reporter didn’t stand a chance.
Ironically. it was a female reporter who came under fire, I think a male reporter would have known the implications of saying such things and would have just avoided the topic. Also, I don’t think men are wired to write stories...
A controversial blog post asking whether or not an Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader was "too chunky" to cheer came under intense scrutiny recently after it somehow managed to make its way on CBS Houston's website.Now, the folks over at NMA.TV have decided to bring the story to life via animated form, which you can view by playing the video above.
It looks like the controversy between OKC Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams and CBS Houston/blogger Anna-Megan Raley or “Claire Crawford” isn’t going to last in our media cycle. Now that “the eye” has canned Crawford/Raley, this story will be as forgotten as Rebecca Martinson in a couple days. Certainly so by the weekend.
That’s disappointing. Because like Thunder cheerleader...
The Thunder had one final possession Monday night to end the series with the Houston Rockets. Down 105-103 with under 10 seconds remaining, Kevin Durant picked up his dribble and was forced to give the ball up to Reggie Jackson, who drove into Omer Asik and got denied. The ball landed in Serge Ibaka’s lap under the basket and he threw up what seemed to be a game-tying layup...
The Houston Rockets managed to hold off Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in an elimination game Monday night. There were several plays down the stretch that felt like KD would put the team on his back and closeout the first round playoff series. This fourth quarter dunk by KD on Chandler Parsons certainly looked like it was going to be the moment. With 1:13 left and the...
One was surprising, the other not so much
If the idea sounds a little strange to you then you are not alone. When I first heard that the Westboro Baptist Church was going to hold a protest outside of Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday I thought, "Wow, what a horrible name for an arena" followed quickly with "What in the world do those people hate about basketball?"
The answer was pretty easy--Jason...
Carlos Delfino pulled a fast one on Kevin Durant during Game 4 between the Thunder and Rockets, dunking all over the superstar.
1 on 4, take the 1
Tonight in Houston, the young Rockets staved off a sweep against the favored Thunder, pushing their series to a Game Five in Oklahoma City. The series has been actually great on the eyes, despite the fact that the Thunder were a half second away from ending this in the minimum (Derek Fisher had a three waved off at the end of the shot clock), mostly because we...