On Feb. 23, the Chicago Bulls shocked the league by trading Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott, and a 2nd-round pick for the Oklahoma City Thunders’ Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow, and Joffrey Lauvergne. The deal came during the final hours of the NBA trade deadline. Gibson, a fan favorite throughout his seven seasons with the Bulls, has long held the reputation as the gritty, blue-collar...
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Kevin Durant appeared to up the ante in a beef with the Oklahoma City Thunder by posing with a tray of cupcakes while attending a San Francisco Giants game Thursday night at AT&T Park.The Golden State Warriors superstar, enjoying some R&R while waiting for the second round of the playoffs, cheerfully posed with Giants mascot Lou Seal while holding some cupcakes. Making the...
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With a few days having passed since the Houston Rockets eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder from the 2017 NBA Playoffs, it’s time to break down what went wrong for the Thunder in Game 5. Coaching Billy Donovan made a myriad of mind-blowing decisions not only in Game 5 but all throughout the Thunder’s series with the Rockets. For this article, however, well just focus on Game...
Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook shines light on upcoming contract extension situation video
Following a defining season, will Westbrook sign another lucrative off-season contract with the Thunder? Following a historic season, during Wednesday's Oklahoma City Thunder exit interviews Russell Westbrook stated "Oklahoma City is the place I want to be." While the Thunder was eliminated recently in a rugged five-game series vs. Houston, and finished the regular-campaign 47-35...
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The Oklahoma City Thunder’s season has come to a disappointing end after losing in five games in its first-round series to the Houston Rockets courtesy of Tuesday's 105-99 loss.With that in mind, perhaps it’s not all that surprising that Russell Westbrook says he hasn’t had a chance to think about the future, specifically whether he’ll sign a long-term contract extension...
He may often get criticized for his poor free throw shooting, but Thunder guard Andre Roberson is an excellent defender, and a very smart player.We saw that with an excellent block on James Harden early in Game 5 on Tuesday night, and in the job he did on the Rockets star during much of the series, often making him uncomfortable, and forcing him to dish the basketball.And Roberson...
Russell Westbrook was not in the mood for postgame handshakes after his Oklahoma City Thunder lost Game 5 of their playoff series in Houston on Tuesday night.The Thunder’s season came to an end with their 105-99 defeat to the Rockets in Game 5 of their series. TNT, which televised the game, showed Westbrook marching straight into the tunnel and off the court immediately following...
As a former NBA MVP, Allen Iverson knows what it takes to be deserving of the most prestigious individual award the game has to offer, and he says Russell Westbrook should be this year’s MVP.The Hall of Famer sat down for an exclusive interview with B/R Mag and discussed his pick for MVP, among other things: B/R Mag: Who’s your MVP? Allen Iverson: Russ. B/R: Why? Iverson: I just...
(Editor’s Note: Today’s article continues our 2017 NBA Playoffs basketball coverage called 40 Nights of Hate, as the next two months of our lives will be devoted to the greatest postseason basketball tournament known to mankind. Some of our arguments will be rational, many others will be irrational. To hate is to love, as the basketball gods toy with our lives like James Harden...
The 140-character stun grenades of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey have struck yet again.Morey tweeted out a photo on Monday showing Steven Adams putting James Harden in a chokehold of sorts in an apparent missed foul. The Rockets won Game 4 against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday by the final of 113-109 to go up 3-1 in their first-round playoff series. But Morey...
Game 4 between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday afternoon ended in pretty ugly fashion. An otherwise drama-filled playoff game concluded with both teams making dumb mistakes as the Rockets took a 3-1 series lead over their conference rivals.As the fourth quarter continued to play out, it became apparent that Houston was intent on intentionally fouling Thunder...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in this position against a very good team before. You only have to look back one season to find them in a 1-0 series hole with a blowout loss in the rearview mirror against the San Antonio Spurs, a series they won. But aside from the obvious "they had Kevin Durant last year" caveat, this series feels like a different animal. There is video from...
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