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Kevin Durant says Allen Iverson was 'pound for pound the best'

Kevin Durant recently stated on his Instagram that pound for pound Allen Iverson is the greatest player of all time: Chuck too real. He changed the way we play ball. He changed the culture of ball. He is pound for pound the best. He paved the way. I can go on and on. But he’s a legend and I’m just walking the path he created.For starters, I have never liked these pound for pound...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Book Review: ‘Reggie Jackson: The Life and Thunderous Career of Baseball’s Mr. October’

I’d dare say that anyone who has even a remote interest in baseball knows the name Reggie Jackson. Certainly any baseball fan from New York, Oakland or Philadelphia is familiar with the man known as “Mr. October.” Being one of those Philadelphia baseball fans, here’s what I’ve always known about Reggie Jackson: ONE: He’s from […] The post Book Review: ‘Reggie Jackson...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rajon Rondo to the OKC Thunder Is Possible

Rajon Rondo to the Oklahoma City Thunder seems like a pipe dream, but according to The Sporting News’ Sean Deveney, there’s a slight chance of the Boston Celtic heading west. Deveney discussed the scenario in on SB Nation’s CelticsBlog, via NESN: “The Thunder could be one to watch,” Deveney told Jeff Clark. “They have pieces to shed in a sign-and-trade, and a Russell...
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Is Kevin Durant’s homecoming inevitable?

LeBron James made one thing abundantly clear during this offseason. He was coming home. When he announced via a letter in Sports Illustrated that he planned on returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers team he had publicly spurned four years earlier to form a power trio with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, Cavs fans that had once burned his jersey rejoiced. It was a crazy turnaround...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder top ten best plays from 2013-14 season

The Oklahoma City Thunder had yet another outstanding season. Kevin Durant won his first Most Valuable Player award, Russell Westbrook continued to shine despite having early injuries, and Serge Ibaka has become a force defensively. And the NBA has put out a Top 10 highlight reel of the team from Oklahoma City. Go check the vid: Hopefully, they’ll even have a better year next...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

OKC Thunder tickets preview for 2014-15

The Oklahoma City Thunder are so close to an NBA title, they can taste it. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook once again led the Thunder into the fire last season, as the Thunder nearly reached their second NBA Finals series in three years. OKC ended up falling just short as the Spurs topped them and moved on to be crowned the champs, but Durant and co. are painfully close to closing...
Via Hoops Manifesto
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant attended Apple’s iPhone 6 keynote event

Earlier today, Apple held a special event to celebrate the reveal of their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus and one notable NBA player happened to be at the event. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant posted the below photo on Instagram which shows him taking a front row photo of Apple’s Tim Cook revealing the device at the event: Wow. One of the best experiences of my life Hopefully...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden had a rough weekend

A few years back James Harden was the loveable guy with the beard coming off the bench for the up and coming Oklahoma City Thunder, fast forward a couple years a new team, countless defensive miscues and now he has become one of social media’s favorite NBA punching bags. The team USA small forward was out enjoying a day off in Barcelona coasting around on a Segway. While crossing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why supply and demand may keep Reggie Jackson in OKC

When Reggie Jackson discussed negotiations on his contract extension last week, he didn’t exactly paint a very rosy picture. In fact, if you read Jackson’s thoughts on the matter in his Q&A with The Oklahoman, there’s a good chance you came away thinking his days in a Thunder uniform are numbered. “I’m hoping for the best, expecting the worst,” he said. He reiterated...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Signs Frozen Yogurt Endorsement Deal

Kevin Durant has signed an endorsement deal with Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt in which he now owns a minority stake. Durant will receive an ownership interest in Orange Leaf in exchange for his work to promote the frozen yogurt brand through community service partnerships, including the development of a program that will help under-served kids and communities, Orange Leaf said. Orange...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Rumors: KD Could Be Pursued By A Third Of NBA Teams

The competition for LeBron is over. Let the battle for KD begin — Mandatory Credit: USATSI Think your team has a shot to sign Kevin Durant in 2016? Think your team can make him the former forward of the Oklahoma City Thunder? Sorry, so does everyone else. Basketball Insiders Yannis Koutroupis thinks that more than a third of NBA teams will pursue the superstar: By the time 2016...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook Dropped $700K On Engagement Ring (Photo)

Russell Westbrook recently became engaged, and dropped $700K on the engagement ring. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook announced his engagement to his girlfriend Nina Earl yesterday. The ring though… The engagement ring was made by Jason of Beverly Hills, who’s made engagement rings for other celebrities including Gabrielle Union and Evelyn Lozada. It’s been told...
Via Geeks and Cleats
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Signs Another Huge Deal

Tweet   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder forward Kevin Durant said Thursday that he has signed a partnership deal with Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Durant will own an undisclosed percentage of the company, his first such partnership since he joined the Roc Nation agency founded by Jay-Z last year. Orange Leaf, based in Oklahoma City, has 321 stores in 40 states, four in Australia and...
Via Los That Sports Blog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook Engaged to Nina Earl, Former UCLA Basketball Player (Photos)

Love & basketball is in the air! On Wednesday night Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook took to his Instagram page The post Russell Westbrook Engaged to Nina Earl, Former UCLA Basketball Player (Photos) appeared first on Eminent Culture.
Via Eminent Culture
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook gets engaged to longtime girlfriend

Love is in the air once again. Congratulations are in order for Oklahoma City All-Star Russell Westbrook and his girlfriend Nina Earl. Russ put a ring on it Wednesday night. The two began dating in college when both attend UCLA and played basketball. Nina recently completed her Masters degree in Psychology. Of course they announced in on Instagram. “Nothing even matters.....
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Iguodala mocks New Zealand Dance; Steven Adams responds

Jason Whitney Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala tweeted his thoughts on New Zealand’s haka pregame dance and this didn’t sit well with Oklahoma City Thunder big man and native New Zealander, Steven Adams. Iggy tweeted out that the dance didn’t intimidate the USA Men’s team, in fact, Iguodala said it was the the USA’sfdhd version of […] Sports-Kings - The Kings...
Via Sports-Kings
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Plays of the 2013-2014 Season: Russell Westbrook

Entering the 2013-2014 season, Russell Westbrook was coming off of his second knee surgery but it was hardly noticeable. Westbrook played and started in 46 games to help lead the Thunder into the playoffs where he averaged 26.7 points, 8.1 assists, and 7.3 rebounds. Those numbers put made him the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1964 to average at least 26 points, 8 assists...
Via Hooped Up
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder's Reggie Jackson wants to be a starter

TweetGuard Reggie Jackson came into his own last season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He posted career highs across the board while filling in part-time for then-injured Russell Westbrook and continued to play well in a sixth man role, finishing the year with averages of 13.1 points, 4.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds. But Now entering his fourth NBA season, Jackson says he’s looking...
Via Los That Sports Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson Hopes To Sign Extension With Thunder

Reggie Jackson is eligible for a contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason. "We haven’t really talked about it much this summer," said Jackson. "I know my representation and the Thunder have been talking. But mostly I haven’t really gotten to talk super much about it. I’ve been busy. I think we’re just trying to figure things out and...
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook best highlights from the 2013-14 NBA season

There are few players in today’s NBA like Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and for those of you who didn’t get to see his amazing feats from last season, we have the video for you. The below YouTube video from the NBA’s YouTube account shows off some of the best plays from Russell’s 2013-14 season with the Thunder and well, grab some popcorn and enjoy some of...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant’s Best Stretch of MVP Season

Kevin Durant had an unbelievable 2013-14 season. He has the hardware to prove it. The 25-year-old (scary, I know) forward was awarded the MVP after leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to 59 wins in the loaded Western Conference while averaging 32 points per game along with 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists. He was the best […] Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant’s Best Stretch of MVP...
Via NBA Draft Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson talks about contract extension negotiations

Thunder guard is in China with NBA Nation, the league’s largest touring event for fans. He says the Thunder is wildly popular in China. Reggie Jackson traveled to China last week to take part in NBA Nation, the league’s largest touring event for fans. While there, the Thunder guard took some time to discuss his trip, his preparations for the upcoming season and the ongoing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Lakers To Enter Kevin Durant Sweepstakes?

Could Kobe Bryant (right) be playing with Kevin Durant (left, 35) in 2016? – Mandatory Credit: Getty Images via CBS Sports The Los Angeles Lakers are in reconstruction mode, despite still having Kobe Bryant rostered. Although L.A. missed out on snatching up Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James this past summer, general manager Mitch Kupchak has set the organization up to add multiple...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James congratulates Kevin Durant on Nike deal over Twitter

In case you missed it, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant signed a brand-new deal with Nike that will extend his contract with them until the year of 2024. As you might figure, Durant was excited to stay with Nike and posted the below tweet to confirm the deal: Excited and humbled to sign back with the swoosh! — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 1, 2014 Meanwhile, LeBron...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunders’ Kevin Durant Agrees To $300 million Nike Deal; Roc Nation Shines

Sometimes it helps to have early entry into a market. Likely because Nike has been the big dog in the shoe market for years, Kevin Durant likes the company. He signed with them for less money last time around, via Pro Basketball Talk. This time, he didn’t have to settle for less. He’s sticking with Nike and he’s getting more than he could have with Under Armour. He agreed...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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