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Westbrook Throws Down Insane Reverse Dunk Against Raptors (Video)

Russell Westbrook looks plenty ready to put the Thunder on his back, as shown by this monster reverse dunk off a steal against the Raptors in preseason. Someone wants to be the real MVP…just ignore the score.
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson and Steven Adams Have a Secret Code

OKC Thunder forward Steven Adams and lightning quick backup guard Reggie Jackson show off their secret code abilities in a new ad for Spark. Maybe someday their non verbal skills will be on par with the kind of chemistry Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt enjoy while breakdancing. The post Reggie Jackson and Steven Adams Have a Secret Code appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The stage is set for the rise of Russell Westbrook

When the devastating news broke that Kevin Durant would be missing anywhere between six to eight weeks of action, I admit my first thoughts shifted away from Durant. It’s not that I wasn’t concerned about Durant; watching anyone forced out of a game he loves because of an unforeseen injury is always a crushing sight. […] The post Setting The Stage For World War Westbrook appeared...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook provides a peek at life without Kevin Durant

Moments before retaking the floor following a timeout, Russell Westbrook turned back toward the scorer’s table and delivered a sharp directive to Steven Adams. “Every time,” Westbrook said. The point guard had found a play that worked against Memphis, and Westbrook needed to make sure his center saw the same thing. It was a simple two-man game, where Westbrook read the defense...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder News: Russell Westbrook poised for MVP season

Last season the Oklahoma City Thunder leaned on franchise star Kevin Durant to lead them, while All-Star Russell Westbrook was sidelined with knee injuries. Durant had an incredible run, and earned the NBA's Most Valuable Player award. Now, it's Durant who's injured, and this time it's Westbrook who could have an MVP season.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook doesn't know what a meme is

Even though he’s been at the center of many a piece of viral internet media (otherwise known as a meme) Russell Westbrook had this to say...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite injuries, 'no excuses' for Thunder this season

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Scott Brooks wouldn't take the easy way out and say his team has just been unlucky. Because, really, there's some truth in that. The Thunder have been unlucky. Devastatingly so. Russell Westbrook's knee two seasons ago, Serge Ibaka's calf last season and now Kevin Durant's foot. The first two effectively resulted in the Thunder's season ending...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA stars want max contract abolished

In 1997, Michael Jordan signed a mega contract. Sure, it was only two years, but a two-year $63.3 million contract paid Jordan more in one year than he had made with the Bulls his previous nine seasons in the NBA combined. This was a monster contract now, and it was a monster contract at the time. When it ended, there would be no other contract like it at the time. Jordan’s mega...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant out six to eight weeks with foot injury

Kevin Durant’s 2014-15 season is already off to a rough start. The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Sunday morning that the reigning MVP will miss 6 to 8 weeks after he was diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his right foot that will require surgery. According to the statement released by general manager Sam Presti, Durant complained of pain his foot after practice Saturday. Presti...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant rips max contracts, says top players are underpaid

The NBA's new 9-year, $24 billion television deal will almost triple the league's revenue. But players feel they're not getting a fair slice of the pie after the recent revenue increase. LeBron James and Deron Williams recently weighed in on Monday, and now Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant shared their thoughts on Tuesday. Durant specifically ripped max contracts, and...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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