Found June 08, 2012 on
5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
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 leaves him as terrible as a small child.
Produced by Warners, it’s got a sort of “Air Bud” meets “Like Mike” feel to it. It’s probably more than a little cheesy, but imagine you’re 10-years-old and dream of playing in the NBA. This movie is going to be magic for kids and we gotta remember, Durant IS just a kid.
Check out the trailer
BEST OF MAXIM
Just before the Oklahoma City Thunder were about to win game six of the Western Conference Finals and head to the NBA Finals, star Kevin Durant decided to hug his family who were sitting courtside.
It might be one of the most touching moments of the NBA playoffs so far:
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.
Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game 6 of the Western Conference finals by 18 in the first half and erased a 15-point halftime...
A 15-point halftime deficit couldn't stop Kevin Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder of their championship dreams. And after a 107-99 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, the Thunder are now Western Conference Champions and will await the winner between Miami and Boston to battle in The Finals. The Spurs, who were facing elimination, got off to...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - For the San Antonio Spurs, a season spent building greatness unraveled almost in an instant.
From 20 straight wins to four consecutive losses, from 18 points up to behind when it counted, the Spurs saw it all wash away too fast.
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder...
Here is a photo of the front page from the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick, Washington. It seems that they are extremely excited about the Oklahoma City Thunder winning the Western Conference. Yeah, I think it is safe to say they are still smarting over the SuperSonics leaving town after Kevin Durant’s rookie season. Blame Starbucks. H/T [...]
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.
The Thunder's age or relative inexperience is no longer an issue. Immature squads don't come back from 18-point deficits against teams like the San Antonio Spurs. Oklahoma City did just that Wednesday night, staving off what appeared to be a certain Game 7 back in San Antonio with a rousing second half. Led by future MVP Kevin Durant, the Thunder punched their ticket to...
At the risk of stating the obvious: Teams can't win an NBAchampionship without great players.
Perhaps this isnt as obvious as it sounds. But its important, because itinforms the way people evaluate the Houston Rockets and their general manager,Daryl Morey.
A popular narrative in these NBA Finals is that there is the plucky, organiclittle Midwestern (and vaguely collegiate)...
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...
If the Oklahoma City Thunder are to have a chance in the NBA Finals, theyll need to slow down LeBron James.
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...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder are headed to the NBA Finals. Kevin Durant scored a game-high 34 points with 14 rebounds, Russell Westbrook added 25 points and James Harden scored 16 off the bench to lead the Thunder to a 107-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals to win the series 4-2. It's the Thunder franchise's first...