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Every 2009-2016 NBA MVP will now play for Warriors or Cavaliers

The 2017 NBA Finals matched up not only the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers but featured (at the time) the men who had won seven of the league’s previous eight NBA MVP awards. With the news that Derrick Rose will join the Cavaliers, that gap is closed.If you won an MVP from 2009-2016, you now play on one of the two teams that have matched up in each of the last three...
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Paul George claims Westbrook, Durant are 'buddies' again

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have done nothing publicly that would indicate they are back to being on good terms with one another, but have they buried the hatchet behind closed doors?In an appearance on Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast this week, Paul George discussed a number of topics related to his arrival in Oklahoma City — including the supposed rift between Westbrook...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder optimistic Westbrook will sign extension

Russell Westbrook is eligible to opt out of his current contract after the 2017-2018 season, but the Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly confident they can sign him to an extension before he becomes a free agent.Earlier in the week, Paul George implied that he and Westbrook will make a joint decision at the end of the upcoming season about whether or not they want to remain in OKC...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George intends to challenge Russell Westbrook for fashion supremacy

Russell Westbrook and Paul George will hope to complement each other nicely on the court for the Oklahoma City Thunder next season. Off the court, though, George is planning on challenging Westbrook in one particular department.George said Wednesday that he’s planning to challenge Westbrook, one of the NBA’s most prominent fashion plates, in the outfit department. It is very...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder GM: Team has made contract offer to Westbrook

The Oklahoma City Thunder face the real possibility of losing two key free agents once the summer of 2018 comes calling. Recently acquired All-Star forward Paul George is slated to become a free agent following the 2017-18 season.Meanwhile, reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook will likely opt out of his contract and become a free agent himself. While George and the rest of the Thunder...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook goes nuts celebrating Paul George signing

Thunder fans were super excited after the team pulled a stunning trade out of nowhere to land Paul George on Friday night.But no one was happier than Russell Westbrook.Check out this video of Westbrook and his buddies celebrating the big trade, which shows how pumped Russ is to play alongside PG13. He’s no Kevin Durant, but Russ has to be excited about playing alongside someone...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant congratulates Russell Westbrook for earning MVP honors

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook aren’t exactly best buddies these days. In fact, the two of them haven’t really been on speaking terms since Durant abandoned Westbrook last offseason en route to winning a championship with the Golden State Warriors.So, when Durant congratulated Westbrook for winning the MVP trophy Monday night (via his official YouTube page), it was quite...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook deserved MVP despite the critics

Thirty-two points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, achieved in what amounts to less than three quarters of game time.This NBA season has been filled with immaculate individual performances. The game’s brightest stars illuminated with even more intensity and formed a constellation of productive greatness.But only one player averaged 32 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.While LeBron James...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook gets emotional thanking family in MVP speech

Russell Westbrook is known for having an edge both on and off the court, but he put that aside during his MVP acceptance speech on Monday.Westbrook won the NBA MVP award and spent most of his speech thanking people. He thanked many involved with the Oklahoma City Thunder organization, his teammates (whom he brought on stage), his parents, his brother and his wife. Westbrook was emotional...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

Monday night, the first televised NBA Awards show takes place. Finally, some two months after the end of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, we'll find out who takes home MVP, Rookie of the Year, Executive of the Year, Sixth Man, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and more. However, the annual honors bestowed on players, coaches and executives alike leave something to be...
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June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

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