Is the standoff between the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade really about Kevin Durant?

The Godfather Pat Riley and the Miami Heat could be thinking up a master plan -- and according to one report, it could involve Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. But in order for it all to unfold, Dwyane Wade would have to be on board with once again not getting paid top dollar.This all per Dan Le Batard's fantastic piece in the Miami Herald detailing Wade's contract status...
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The future is bright for the Oklahoma City Thunder

After a grueling year, The Oklahoma City Thunder were not able to make it into the playoffs. They lost a tie breaking game against the Pelicans, as both teams ended up with a record of 47- 35. Though one could blame this on OKC is playing in the West, which is the tougher conference, not to mention the team was riddled with injuries. Kevin Durant missed most of the year, Russell...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Grading Their Season

  (March 15, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Season Summary The Oklahoma City Thunder were beaten down by injuries that turned a perennial West contender into a fringe playoff team. There were times when it really wasn’t fun, as Russell Westbrook led a band of rotation guys to limp into the playoffs...
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Anonymous NBA player Is ‘Pretty Sure’ Oklahoma City Thunder Star Kevin Durant Will Join Washington Wizards

Nested in an article regarding whether or not the Western Conference’s biggest stars will bolt for the Eastern Conference in coming years was an interesting tidbit regarding the future of Oklahoma City Thunder star and one-time league MVP Kevin Durant. According to an anonymous NBA player, Durant to his hometown Washington Wizards is all but a done [&hellip The post Anonymous...
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CelticsLife Report: The Boston Celtics are not following Lil B on twitter

There is no doubt that the Boston Celtics will need a great deal of luck to return to prominence. While no one will doubt the team's future looks promising, without a concrete building block nor a lottery pick in this upcoming season, the Green Team will no doubt need a few of Red's lucky bounces to once again sit at top of the association's throne. With that in mind, it's curious...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s Justin Bieber Unloading on Kevin Durant With a Nerf Gun

Hey there, Oklahoma City Thunder fans. I hope you’re all on the Justin Bieber train, because your hero, Kevin Durant, is totally a Belieber. Just like Floyd Mayweather! Don’t believe me? Well, then this video of the Biebs rolling around his house in a segway before firing shots at your star should do the trick: What a savage move. Bieber’s house, Bieber’s rules, which apparently...
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Anonymous player is 'pretty sure' Kevin Durant will go to the Wizards

The Oklahoma City Thunder have had plenty on their plate this offseason, from firing Scott Brooks to hiring Billy Donovan to dealing with Kevin Durant's rehab. Surprisingly, though, it was quiet on the "KD will definitely leave in free agency front." Too quiet, in fact. Now, that silence has been broken, and the rumors are starting up once again, this time courtesy of Basketball...
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Jaylen Brown challenges Lil B to one-on-one game

Jaylen Brown, a five-star commit for the California Golden Bears, hasn’t even stepped onto the court in Berkley yet but he is already looking to make his impact felt on the West Coast. While taking to Twitter, Brown called out rapper Lil B and challenged him to a one-on-one game when he arrives in California. When I touchdown in Berkeley I challenge @LILBTHEBASEDGOD to a game...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marijuana Appears To Drop Out Of Kevin Durant’s SUV As He Leaves Club

As Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant was leaving a bar in Hollywood Friday night a prescription bottle of marijuana appeared to roll out of his SUV (picture below). We at NCB say smoke em if ya got em, but even if we didn’t think that way it appears that the weed was for medical purposes [&hellip The post Marijuana Appears To Drop Out Of Kevin Durant’s SUV As He Leaves Club...
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Rapper Lil B isn’t happy about James Harden using his “cooking dance”, Twitter reacts

If you don’t know who rapper Lil B is, you should ask Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant about him. You see, Durant and the rapper got into a little beef, which lead to Lil B putting a curse on the former MVP. The rapper is a huge Golden State Warriors fan, as he has been rooting for them through the NBA playoffs. But now he has Houston Rockets fans nervous after he sent...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Thunder Select?

THUNDER LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER FOURTEEN Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook as the newest member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. NBA Mock Draft...
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Kevin Durant is not at a 'weight-bearing stage' in his recovery

The Oklahoma City Thunder, and the entire NBA for that matter, are anxiously awaiting Kevin Durant's return to the court. They'll have to wait a while longer, as Durant is still slowly traveling on the road to recovery, according to Sam Presti via the Oklahoman."'We’re not at a weight-bearing stage, but we’re definitely moving in the right direction and excited about him being...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: The new boss on the sideline

New Head Coach Billy Donovan Finishing with the ninth overall seed in the West and being relegated from the playoffs during the 2014-15 NBA season, the Oklahoma City Thunder took it upon themselves to make some changes with regards to staff. Shortly after the conclusion of the regular season, Head Coach Scott Brooks was let go of his duties towards the Thunder and not long after...
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Kevin Durant Low Poly Illustration

Designer Aidar Murzabayev from San Francisco, CA created this low poly illustration of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant for multiple applications such as t-shirts, iPad wallpapers and posters for print. The post Kevin Durant Low Poly Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
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RealGM Radio: Jack Winter on the NBA Playoffs

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks about the NBA playoffs with Jack Winter of Dime Magazine (@JackWinter). The two discuss the impact of the move on both the Thunder and Brooks, how it could affect Kevin Durant and OKC's challenging summer with tough decisions to make on Dion Waiters and Enes Kanter. Maisonet and Leroux also discuss the sale of the Atlanta Hawks...
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Professional Wrestling Heels in the NBA

Personality. Hate. Catchphrases. Hand gestures. Dirty. Intense. Funny – All words that can be used to describe a great heel in professional wrestling. Sure, they need the in-ring skill, but that’s barely half the battle. Although rare, a heel can get over without stepping foot in the ring (see: Heyman, Paul), but how they work a crowd is far more important. Make no mistake about...
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Russell Westbrook upset Thunder didn’t consult him about new coach

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports The Oklahoma City Thunder are fresh off of hiring former Florida Gators head basketball coach Billy Donovan to their same position. It is going to be strange to see the Thunder playing without Scott Brooks coaching them, but this was a move that Kevin Durant was very much behind. Unfortunately, Russell Westbrook is upset that the Thunder did not consult...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant ‘excited’ by Donovan hire: ‘I can’t wait to get started’

Kevin Durant came out and publicly supported the hiring of Billy Donovan to replace Scott Brooks as the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next head coach, saying that the team is “excited” and that he personally “can’t wait to get started.” Donovan was named the Thunder’s new head coach on Thursday and is expected to be formally...Read More The post Kevin Durant ‘excited...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Durant optimistic he will be ready for training camp

Hours after the Oklahoma City Thunder officially named Billy Donovan as their new head coach, Kevin Durant gave his new coach a vote and confidence -- and some welcomed news. Durant, who is still recovering from foot surgery that abruptly cut short his season, told ESPN that he is optimistic that he will be ready for training camp and that he is "extremely excited" about the hiring...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan signing five-year deal to become Thunder coach

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Billy Donovan has agreed to a five-year deal to become head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Donovan has led the University of Florida for the past 19 years, winning two national titles and appearing in four Final Fours. He will replace Scott Brooks, who was fired as coach of the Thunder after seven...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant ‘1-on-1-on-1′ Sonic Commercial

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant goes 1-on-1-on-1 to win his own Sonic Candy Slush from  Pete and T.J. You would think they would hook him up with an unlimited supply, but maybe they are just that good KD needs these in his system at all times. Either way, I’m intrigued by this sugary goodness. The post Kevin Durant ‘1-on-1-on-1′ Sonic Commercial appeared first on Hooped Up.
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Durant on board with potential Billy Donovan hiring

The Oklahoma City Thunder appear close to hiring Florida coach Billy Donovan, which seems just fine with their biggest superstar. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that the Thunder are preparing an offer for Donovan and that Donovan is “enthusiastic” about the job. Woj also noted that Kevin Durant has reached out to at least...Read More
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant posts statement online about Scott Brooks firing

Kevin Durant posted a note on Instagram Wednesday in which he expressed his feelings about the Oklahoma City Thunder’s firing of coach Scott Brooks. Though Durant said he supported the team’s decision to make the move, he acknowledged how difficult it is. “Today was tough for me. While I support our team’s decision 100 percent...Read More
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant 'forever grateful' to Brooks; supports OKC's decision '100 percent'

Thunder star Kevin Durant said he "grew both as a man and a ball player" under Scott Brooks' guidance, and will "forever be grateful" to his NBA coach of seven years.  But the Oklahoma City star also said he supported the team's decision to move on without Brooks "100 percent."  Brooks was fired as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday after the Thunder, who Brooks...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

A Media Bomb Within A Woj Bomb: Why Google Might Affect Twitter’s Breaking News Capacity

If a huge NBA story is being broken, chances are Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is scooping the competition. Chances are he breaks the news on Twitter as well, dropping what is widely known as a “Woj Bomb.” Wednesday afternoon, Wojnarowski flew above the competition yet again. He went “bombs away” with his report that Scott Brooks had been fired as the head coach of...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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