Found June 26, 2012 on
If you watched any of NBA TV yesterday, you probably noticed it was non-stop Miami Heat championship parade and pep-rally coverage. Of course, to the victor, goes the spoils as Heat players, coaches, and staff were on hand for the fans as they celebrated Miami' second title in franchise history.
But what about the Oklahoma City Thunder? Sure they may have come up short in the NBA Finals, but for this team to defeat the the Western Conference's mightiest teams (Lakers, Mavericks and Spurs) en route to the NBA Finals is a testament to how far long this team has progressed.
And as the Thunder came back from Miami, they were greeted by throngs of their fans welcoming back their team by showering them with cheers and adulation.
Check out the fan support including Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant and James Harden addressing the crowd. Also, listen to Kendrick Perkins claim Thunder fans are better than Celtics fans.
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ON THE COUCH
LeBron James took his talents to New York on Tuesday night to appear on the David Letterman Show, and he brought his championship trophy with him. One of the highlights for me was the crack Letterman made about LeBron: “He’s like Kim Kardashian. He got that first ring and now he’s looking for more.” LeBron had a moment kissing his champion ship trophy and Letterman retorted...
OKAY IN OKC
The reigning Sixth Man of the Year said that even if he becomes a free agent after next season, he wants to stay with the Thunder, saying, "A dynasty is being built here."
If you’re wondering who LeBron James views as his primary competition in the NBA, the answer is Kevin Durant.
During an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, LeBron identified Durant, not Kobe Bryant, or Derrick Rose, or anyone else, as the player that pushes him the most.
“For him to continue to work hard … he’s going to be my inspiration,” James said. “He’s going...
2012 NBA Finals Recap
Look, I was just happy once the 2012 NBA Finals finally started. It was one thing for every national sportswriter, blogger, Governor, and late-night TV host to offer their fly-on-the-wall predictions. And it was entirely another for every Hollywood Celebrity, family member, and professional colleague to throw down their own gauntlet. But once my 85 year old...
Beam Me Up Scotty: Earlier today we discussed how the OKC Thunder could possibly handle James Harden’s contract extension.
One thing that that can be assured is that Thunder GM Sam Presti is hell-bent on getting a new deal done with HC Scott Brooks.
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PRESERVING THE PAST
Employee and friend of Taj Gibson, Floyd FSharp Johnson, had this amazingly awesome birthday cake made today for the Bulls power forward, an homage to the legendary dunk over Dwyane Wade in the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals:
photos via Twitter @sharkpbk
Dwyane Wade plans to use the offseason to improve his outside shooting.
Let's just get this out of the way before the NBA offseason gets any further along:
Phil Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy's name will be floated about with any present and future head coaching vacancies until they officially sign on the dotted line.
No one knows this more lately than the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Since losing to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals and in full force over...
When LeBron decided to take "his talents to South Beach" a couple years ago, Dan Le Batard celebrated "LeBronakuh" with a classic rant on his radio show in Miami. Le Batard was more than happy to embrace the villain role and has gloated with similar rants usually after the Heat had closed out a playoff series. To no one's surprise, a hopefully much more bundled...
It’s the Cabbage Patch, y’all! Now, show us some Macarena moves…
The Miami Heat’s whirlwind media tour continues. The Big Three hit up “The View” on Wednesday morning to discuss their championship run. The ladies asked if Wade, Bosh and James are really close. Wade answered that they are brothers, different off the court but when they come together great things happen. LeBron said that moment [...]
Tonight was a great way to celebrate the Miami Heat’s victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals. We broke down the Finals player by player. Adam Cristo was live at the American Airlines Arena for the party and parade today and he give his thoughts and observations.
We recapped the Jerry Sundusky trial and his convictions on 45 of 48 counts of sexual child abuse....