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Watch: Russell Westbrook throws down one-handed dunk with authority

The Oklahoma City Thunder are running away from New Orleans tonight thanks in part to Russell Westbrook who had 23 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds with four minutes still left in the game. Here’s a look at two of those 23 points…. #RussellWestbrook READY FOR TAKE-OFF! @NBAonTNT #NBARapidReplay #NOPatOKC https://t.co/CoL1yUlHBr — NBA (@NBA) February 12, 2016 The post Watch...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Thunder hold moment of silence for Monty Williams' wife

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder held a moment of silence for assistant coach Monty Williams' wife before their game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night, a day after she died following a car crash.Williams coached New Orleans last season, and the Pelicans also held a moment of silence for Ingrid Williams before their game Wednesday night against Utah...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams’ wife Ingrid dies after car crash

Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a car crash on Tuesday, the team announced. “The Thunder organization has heavy hearts tonight with the news of Ingrid’s passing. Words cannot adequately describe how deep our sorrow is for the loss of Monty’s wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with Monty...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hiring Scott Brooks could help Knicks land Durant

With the New York Knicks head coaching position arguably being more attractive than it has been in years, several high-profile candidates reportedly are interested in the job, including Tom Thibodeau, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Jeff Hornacek, David Blatt and Scott Brooks, among others. While all the potential candidates have their qualities — although none of them run the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former OKC coach on if it could've worked with Harden: 'Easy question'

Fearing salary cap hell if they tried to sign James Harden to a new contract, the Oklahoma City Thunder organization shockingly agreed to trade Harden to the Houston Rockets just days before the start of 2012-13 season.Just a few months earlier, the Thunder were coming off their first of what figured to be many more NBA Finals appearances. Then suddenly, the young trio of Kevin Durant...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks have ‘real chance’ at Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook would look good in New York Knicks blue next to Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. Nobody would debate such a statement outside of Oklahoma City. It doesn’t sound like it is wildly out of the realm of possibility, either, not with the Knicks in need of a superstar point guard and New York not just offering New York and two superstars, but a guy by the name...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Caught In NBA's Transition From Big To Small

The first half of the Golden State Warriors game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday played out exactly like the Warriors recent games with the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The defending NBA champions took the best shot from one of their main rivals and it bounced off them like it hadn't even happened. The Thunder raced out to an early 9-0 lead before...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook’s triple double potential

The top three career triple double leaders of all time are first Oscar Robertson who had 181, second Magic Johnson with 138, and third Jason Kidd with 107. Lebron James has the most triple doubles among active players with 38 and one would assume he would have the best chance to crack the top three all time by the end of his career. However, you can make the case that Russell Westbrook...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant, Westbrook on loss to Warriors: We're not scared

All roads to the NBA Finals in the Western Conference go through the Golden State Warriors, and the Oklahoma City Thunder are once again being asked how they intend to get there. The Thunder lost at Golden State 116-108 on Saturday night, and that was despite a lot of things going their way. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbook were very good, Enes Kanter contributed a double-double...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City changes the conversation in the West, especially Oakland

The Oklahoma City Thunder deserve the thanks and appreciation of the NBA community. They’ve just made this season infinitely more interesting. * The ability to witness greatness is truly a special thing. Seeing the Golden State Warriors march through the NBA with such beauty, skill and versatility is — verily — a privilege. We don’t often get to see Doctor Naismith’s game...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Oklahoma City Thunder lose Kevin Durant in July?

The end of Kevin Durant’s contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder is near, resulting in him being one of the most coveted free agents this summer. The extremely talented forward has a lot of options as there are many teams rumored to have interest in him. The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, and even the Golden State Warriors have all been included in...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Rebrand Concept

Designer Tyler Zirger loves the Oklahoma City Thunder but hates they’re branding, so he decided to give them an identity overhaul. His goal was to create a better visual representation of the team more in line with the state and people they represent each night in the NBA. Mission accomplished! The post Oklahoma City Thunder Rebrand Concept appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

If Kevin Durant can go to Warriors, he can go anywhere

It’s actually kind of surprising that it took this long. After all, before the season it seemed as if Kevin Durant’s looming free agency would be the story of the year. He’s a four-time scoring champion, a former MVP, still just 27 years old, probably the third-best player in the league. Maybe it’s because the explosive Warriors and their baby-faced assassin are all NBA...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Kevin Durant Leave the Oklahoma City Thunder this Summer?

The rumors continue to swirl around potential free agent destinations for NBA star forward Kevin Durant. Durant realizes he will be one of the biggest headlines in the NBA this offseason. Durant does his best to keep his focus on this current season, but realizes the media and fans know what is on the horizon this summer. Durant stated, “It’s out of my control. Guys are going...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers and its fans are ready for something new. The struggles of leaning on their aging superstar is finally coming to a close and a bright future can be seen on the horizon. Following Kobe Bryant’s departure, the Lakers are going to look like a totally different team than what people are used to seeing. The rebuilding process has already begun by obtaining promising...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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