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Warriors beat writer Marcus Thompson talks Curry vs. Westbrook, playoffs and more

On this edition of TVP, the fellas bring Marcus Thompson, Golden State Warriors beat writer for Bay Area News Group to talk Warriors, Thunder and pickup hoops. The post Marcus Thompson vs. Eddie Maisonet (The Fortune Episode) appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Catching up with the OKC Thunder's 'New Generation'

A few months ago, I was actually optimistic about the long-term health of the Oklahoma City Thunder after Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook went down with injury at the same time. As I wrote then, I figured it would be a good opportunity for the Thunder’s still-developing draft picks to establish more substantial roles for themselves on the team. Well, things didn’t really...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Durant destroys Marcin Gortat with dunk

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant taught Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat a lesson on Wednesday night. And that lesson was that next time, Gortat should just get out of his way and give him a clear path to the hoop. Otherwise, this might happen again....
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters: 'I actually touch the ball' with OKC

Dion Waiters, once one of the many problems in the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, is now thriving as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder after...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant bruises elbow on breakaway dunk (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant suffered a bruised elbow when he used it to brace his fall after a breakaway dunk during the fourth quarter of Monday night's game in Miami.Durant remained down on the court for a few minutes, but was OK and stayed in the game. Durant said afterwards that the injury was just a stinger and did not expect to miss any games due to the injury...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Official Unveiling Of Nike’s KD 7 “All-Star” Sneaker (Pictures)

KD 7 “All-Star” The reigning Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant may find himself on the outside looking in come All-Star Sunday in the Mecca, New York City. If EasyMoneySniper notches a spot to represent the West come February, Durant will premiere the KD 7 “All-Star” silhouette. Innovators at Nike continues nailing tasteful colorway combinations for KD sneaker line time...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Beat Heat Despite Minor Kevin Durant Injury Scare

Kevin Durant injury scare aside, the Oklahoma City Thunder had a good night. Many fans were left worrying about a new Kevin Durant injury during the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 94-86 win over the Miami Heat. Durant landed awkwardly after a dunk during the fourth quarter and took some time to get back up. Following a timeout, the reigning MVP was back on the floor. After the game...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant finds Serge Ibaka for two-handed alley-oop dunk against Heat

Kevin Durant is the defending Most Valuable Player winner. We all know about his excellent scoring but he’s improved every aspect of his game, including his passing. On this fastbreak, he found Serge Ibaka, who throws down the two-handed alley-oop flush: Durant has always been an outstanding finisher but it’s also cool to see him throw it up for another teammate. And Ibaka...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson Doesn't Think NBA Likes To Hear Players Say 'It's A Business'

Reggie Jackson and the Oklahoma City Thunder were unable to agree upon an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline, meaning he'll be a restricted free agent this offseason. Jackson was looking for a contract close to Eric Bledsoe's five-year, $70 million deal with the Phoenix Suns, while the Thunder were offering something closer to Kemba Walker's four-year, $48 million deal. "My ultimate...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oklahoman curiously edits ending of Russell Westbrook article

Berry Tramel covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for The Oklahoman. During a post-game interview after the Thunder beat the Warriors last Friday, in which Russell Westbrook had an excellent game, Westbrook proceeded to tell Tramel that he doesn’t like him as part of an ongoing feud between Westbrook and the local media in OKC: (P.S. do NOT make a drinking game out of “drink every...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The OKC Thunder Scored 79 Points in a Half

The Oklahoma City Thunder are in the middle of a season quite unlike any they’ve had, since moving from Seattle in 2008. Burdened with...
Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. After getting their season-high road swing off to a solid start, the Oklahoma City Thunder hope to continue it with a winning record. The Thunder look to move above .500 for the first time this season Tuesday night when they take on an improved Miami Heat team which could welcome back Dwyane Wade. Oklahoma City (20-20) entered...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Teams in the Panic Zone

The NBA is nearing its halfway mark, which is the point where teams are supposed to have some kind of identity for their future. Unfortunately, there are a few of teams in the league that have no clue what’s going on. Those teams have entered what I like to call “The Panic Zone.” Oklahoma City Thunder: DEFCON 3 The Thunder haven’t been winning games. The excuse was that early...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook's amazing rock the cradle dunk

Russell Westbrook decided to pay homage to MJ by rocking the cradle on the Orlando Magic. The post VIDEO: Russell Westbrook Just Rocked The Cradle On The Orlando Magic appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder seeking to become road warriors on upcoming trip

The Thunder start their longest road trip of the season this evening in Orlando. Five games over the next week, with games at Miami, Washington, Atlanta and Cleveland. One home game on Jan. 26 before taking off for another two on the road. Oklahoma City won't play two consecutive home games until Feb 6 vs. New Orleans and Feb. 8 against the Clippers. If the Thunder are going to get...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook goes Marshawn Lynch on media

The new fad in professional sports these days is totally blowing off the media. It’s something that’s been perfected by Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, and others are starting to catch on to the tactic. The latest professional athlete to take a page out of Lynch’s playbook is Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. The guard’s favorite phrase was ...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook scores lucky basket on missed dunk attempt (Video / GIF)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored the luckiest basket of his career Friday night when his missed dunk attempt bounced straight up into the air and fell straight down through the net.It absolutely has to be seen to be believed.It's been that kind of game for Westbrook so far as he has a near triple-double at the end of the third quarter (16 points, 9 rebounds, 9...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Dion Waiters will only improve team

Dion Waiters The Oklahoma City Thunder are still battling for a playoff berth in the Western Conference as they currently sit in the 10th spot. With the acquisition of  Dion Waiters, the Thunder will only improve and have another offensive weapon at their disposal to get them over the hump. Having the third year guard Dion Waiters will only enhance the bench productivity...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Swift Arrested On Home Invasion Charges

Former NBA player Robert Smith Former NBA player Robert Swift who was arrested for alleged possession of a firearm in November has been arrested again, on home invasion charges. As reported by Amy Clancy of Kirotv, Robert Swift was arrested by Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday for allegedly trying to rob a home near Gold Bar. According to sources, the 7-foot...
Via Basketball Bicker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder didn’t want to give Harden’s number to Waiters

Dion Waiters ending up with the Oklahoma City Thunder was tough to see coming. But the Cleveland Cavaliers finally found a way to ship off their oft...
Via Athlon Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters “a little bitter” about timing of his trade

The great thing about professional sports at the highest level in this country is that people will pay you outrageous sums of money to play a game for a living. One of the bummers is that you seldom have a chance to play in front of your hometown friends and family, unless you’re drafted by your hometown franchise. Dion Waiters’ hometown is Philadelphia, and on Monday night he...
Via Waiting For Next Year
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA Player Robert Swift Arrested In Alleged Home Invasion Attempt

The sad spiral for Robert Swift continued Tuesday. The former Seattle Supersonic and Oklahoma City Thunder center was arrested after allegedly attempting to rob a home in Gold Bar, Washington, according to Snohomish County Police. Sources told Amy Clancy of KIRO-TV that the 29-year-old Swift and one other man put masks on their faces and tried to break into a house in broad daylight...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBAer arrested for attempted home break-in

KING 5 in Seattle is reporting that former Seattle Supersonics and Oklahoma City Thunder center Robert Swift has been arrested for an attempted home break-in. Swift was also arrested on warrant for unlawful possession of a shotgun. Former Seattle SuperSonic Robert Swift arrested in attempted home break-in, had outstanding warrant for unlawful possession of shotgun. Article found...
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Is Dion Waiters a Good Acquisition?

The Oklahoma City Thunder make a questionable move as they bring in Syracuse native Dion Waiters. Waiters has the potential to be a fantastic player in the league, but he has taken a drastic decline in the 2014-15 season. He is shooting an atrocious 26% from 3, and is having difficulty keeping up with the fast-paced NBA game. Regardless of Waiters’ performance this year, why would...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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