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Kevin Durant interrupts sideline reporter by screaming his lungs out

You almost have to feel bad for sideline reporters around the NBA. They know going into most interviews that there's a distinct chance of at least one player dropping by for an unexpected videobomb. It's so common that it's even a feature in NBA video games.On Wednesday night, prior to the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Dallas Mavericks, Kevin Durant raised the bar ...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant sits out with injury, Thunder lose to Kings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings took advantage of Kevin Durant being out of the lineup to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-104 on Monday night. Durant missed the game with a sprained right big toe. His status is day-to-day, but coach Billy Donovan said before the game that he didn't consider it serious...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Cousins has 33 points, 19 boards, Kings top Thunder 116-104

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings took advantage of Kevin Durant being out of the lineup to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-104 on Monday night. Durant missed the game with a sprained right big toe. His status is day-to-day, but coach Billy Donovan said before the game that he didn't consider it serious...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan partied with the Thunder hours after OKC beat the Clippers

Earlier this season, Clippers forward Blake Griffin denied that the team had a rivalry with the Golden State Warriors. Apparently, frontcourt buddy DeAndre Jordan feels the same way about the Clippers’ dynamic with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Just hours after Kevin Durant ripped out the souls of Clipper Nation with a go-ahead jumper followed by a game-saving block of Chris Paul...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Durant 'calms down,' rallies Thunder after worst first half of his career

OKLAHOMA CITYAfter the lowest-scoring half of his career and the lowest-scoring half of Oklahoma City's season, Kevin Durant and the Thunder made a collective decision at halftime Sunday night to play more aggressively.Durant and running mate Russell Westbrook provided much of the fuel as the Thunder rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat Utah 104-98 in overtime, the Thunder's second...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings mount a late 4th quarter rally, Raptors lose 107-101

In the first of five west coast road games, the Raptors arrived in California to face their first opponent on the trip, the Sacramento Kings. This is definitely a game that the Toronto Raptors will wish they closed out. The Raptors led by 10 points in the 4th quarter, but the Kings mounted a late 4th quarter rally of their own to get past the Raptors by a final score of 107-101....
Via Hoops Heads North
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Here are a few trends from Billy Donovan's early substitution patterns

One of the early differences between Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan and his predecessor, Scott Brooks, has been Donovan's rotation patterns, or lack thereof. While Brooks' substitutions were borderline predictable, Donovan has added some spontaneity to the Thunder's rotation, which makes it difficult for opponents to scout the Thunder and pinpoint where certain weaknesses...
Via Fox Sports
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams' Halloween costume will haunt your dreams

Yikes. A photo posted by Nick Collison (@nicholascollison) on Oct 24, 2015 at 9:23pm PDT In case you couldn't tell, that's Kevin Durant in blue, dressed as Martin Lawrence's character in Blue Streak.  Russell Westbrook is also pretending to be Steven Adams. Halloween brothers! pic.twitter.com/2wknqYdVHI — Steven Adams (@RealStevenAdams) October 25, 2015Feel free to comment...
Via Celtics Life
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Collison: OKC's Unsung Hero

There are only seven active NBA players who have spent more time with a single franchise than Nick Collison. Collison will begin his 12th consecutive year as a part of the Oklahoma City Thunder/Seattle Supersonics organization on Oct. 28. And there’s a reason they’ve kept him around for so long.Collison is the ultimate team player. He sets screens, takes charges, and does the...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA season preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here's the next installment of our series on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Notable Acquisitions: Cameron Payne (Draft) Notable Departures: None Temperature Check: After an injury-filled, nightmare of a season saw them on the outside looking in come playoff time, the Thunder are looking to bounce back in a big way...
Via RealGM - NBA
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Durant, Westbrook Organize L.A. Workouts With Several Teammates, Donovan

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook worked out together on UCLA's campus on Monday with Billy Donovan in attendance. Durant and Westbrook went through individual shooting and skill drills. On Tuesday, the trio were joined by several teammates and support staff. Among those confirmed in attendance: Durant, Westbrook, Donovan, Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Steven Adams, Anthony Morrow...
Via RealGM
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA should have 'legacy contracts' for long-time players

By Sportz Assassin. By now, most of you have heard about the contract issues with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.  In a general nutshell, Wade has had a great career in Miami and has taken a lot of sacrifices for the team to be able to make moves to win championships.  Now he's in the latter end of his career, he's banged up, but he wants some financial security from the team...
Via Sportz Assassin
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Next Kansas Jayhawks Jersey to be Retired

There have been many great Kansas Jayhawks throughout the years. The best of the best get immortalized by having their jerseys hung in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse. Some of the players who have earned this honor include Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich, Wilt Chamberlain, Paul Pierce, Danny Manning, and Wayne Simien, to name a few. The most recent player to have his jersey retired...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook upset Thunder didn’t consult him about new coach

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsThe 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...
Via Sports-Glory
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan signing five-year deal to become Thunder coach

Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsBilly 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 seasons...
Via Sports-Glory
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder fire coach Scott Brooks

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsThe Oklahoma City Thunder announced Wednesday that they have fired head coach Scott Brooks. “This is an extremely difficult decision on many levels. Scott helped establish the identity of the Thunder and has earned his rightful place in the history of our organization through his seven years as a valued leader and team member,” said Sam Presti, Thunder...
Via Sports-Glory
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder to evaluate Scott Brooks future

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsThe Oklahoma City Thunder are expected to spend time evaluating coach Scott Brooks before committing to bring him back for the final year on his contract, according to Yahoo Sports. According to Yahoo Sports, Brooks is guaranteed for the 2015-16 season on his deal, with the Thunder holding a team option for 2016-17. The Thunder missed the playoffs for...
Via Sports-Glory
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook avoids suspension

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will not face an automatic one-game suspension after the NBA rescinded a technical foul he received during last Sunday night’s loss to the Indiana Pacers. It was Westbrook’s 16th technical foul of the season, which would have resulted in an automatic one-game suspension. Westbrook will play against the Portland Trail Blazers on...
Via Sports-Glory
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: I ‘compete harder than anybody else’ in the NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had 54 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in Sunday night’s 116-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers. But he picked up his 16th technical foul and took a career-high 43 shot attempts in 41 minutes. “I don’t really give a damn what nobody thinks, to tell you the truth, man,” Westbrook said of the 43 shots, via ESPN.com. “I really...
Via Sports-Glory
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder fading in race for final playoff spot in West

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Thunder have lost three straight, and their playoff hopes are in jeopardy. Oklahoma City will enter Tuesday's game against San Antonio just a half game ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoffs. The top eight teams advance to postseason play. The Thunder have reached the playoffs five straight years. They've played...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant ‘would love’ jersey retired in OKC

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY SportsKevin Durant, who underwent season-ending foot surgery Tuesday, recently spoke about his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder. “I love it here, man. I love my teammates, I love the city, I don’t really think about anywhere else,” Durant told Revolt TV in a recent interview, per ESPN.com. “I hear it all the time, don’t get me wrong, and...
Via Sports-Glory
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant will miss remainder of season

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY SportsKevin Durant has been dealing with injury issues all season long, and has unfortunately been ruled out for the rest of the 2014-15 season including the playoffs. From general manager Sam Presti: “As we communicated last week, Kevin was going to use this time to engage in consultation and evaluation regarding the persistent soreness in his right foot...
Via Sports-Glory
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Bird on Russell Westbrook: ‘I hope he wins 10 MVP’s in a row’

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsRussell Westbrook has been one of the most dominant players in the NBA this season, and he has shown no signs of slowing down. The Oklahoma City Thunder have desperately needed him to come through with this type of a season due to Kevin Durant’s injury issues that has kept him out for the majority of the season. Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird...
Via Sports-Glory
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Collison Out Minimum Of 10 Days With Sprained Ankle

Nick Collison sprained his left ankle on Friday and will miss at least the next 10 days. Scott Brooks said the injury will sideline Collison through at least March. Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka and Enes Kanter also remain out for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Via RealGM
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder GM: Kevin Durant ‘removed from basketball activities’

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsKevin Durant has been “removed from basketball activities,”  Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. “He’s not making the progress we’d hoped or expected,” Presti said, per ESPN. Durant could be shut down for the season. “Essentially, that’s the direction we’re headed right now.” Durant underwent...
Via Sports-Glory
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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