8:29 AM EDT, Wed May 06, 2015
Golden State Of Mind 12 hours ago

Coming to terms with Stephen Curry as the MVP

Is this a dream? I remember last year when Kevin Durant won the MVP. It was such a huge revelation (to me) that someone other than Lebron James could claim the trophy. James had been so dominant for so long that Durant's breakthrough felt almost surreal. And yet, when it happened, it made sense. Kevin Durant was, by all accounts, the second best player on the planet—gifted, long, athletic, driven, fierce. For him to win the MVP felt right. It was his turn. When something happens halfway across the world, there is a certain sense of unreality to that event. It has happened to someone else....

Mark Jackson still taking shots at his old team

While working ABC’s broadcast of Game 1 in the Western Conference semifinal series between the Warriors and Grizzlies on Sunday, Mark Jackson popped off a series of covert zingers. Jackson has had a season-long back-and-forth with Warriors center Andrew Bogut, and when the big man slammed home a first-quarter lob from Stephen Curry, Jackson saw another opening. Oklahoma City small forward Kevin Durant will become a free agent in the summer of 2016, the same time that David Lee’s contract comes off the Warriors’ books and when the salary cap is expected to jump because of the new TV...
CSN Washington May 1, 2015

Kevin Durant 'excited' for new coach's arrival

Kevin Durant doesn't know Billy Donovan, but certainly knows the former Florida coach's winning reputation. The Thunder star is ready to get working with his new coach.
Bullets Forever Apr 28, 2015

What Kevin Durant's new Sonic commercial says about his chances of joining the Wizards

Last November, Kevin Durant announced a new partnership with Sonic Drive-In. At the time, it seemed like great news for Thunder fans, since Sonic is an Oklahoma City-based company. But as we said at the time, Wizards fans still have plenty of reasons to believe Kevin Durant is coming home when he hits free agency in 2016. Since the announcement, there hasn't been much news on the Sonic/Durant front until this week, when Sonic announced they would be coming out with a Kevin Durant Signature Slush. Here's what the slushes will include, according to their press release: The addition of two...
Welcome to Loud City Apr 22, 2015

Kevin Durant's statement about former coach Scott Brooks: "I will forever be grateful"

Kevin Durant bids his former coach Scott Brooks fare well via his Instagram account Ever since the Thunder announced the firing of their head coach Scott Brooks earlier in the day and it was revealed that GM Sam Presti did not consult his players in advance, one of the questions has been how Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook feel about the move. Both Durant and Westbrook have been intensely loyal to their coach, and Durant has since issued a statement via his Instagram account: Thank you Scotty! A photo posted by Kevin Durant (@easymoneysniper) on Apr 22, 2015 at 3:38pm PDT ...
Welcome to Loud City Apr 22, 2015

Potential candidates to replace Scott Brooks as Thunder head coach

The next step is finding the right guy for the job. Here are some of the popular names out there. The Oklahoma City Thunder fired head coach Scott Brooks on Wednesday. The questions that immediately come to mind are regarding Brooks' replacement. As Kevin Durant approaches free agency, this is an extremely important hire. Here are some of the candidates to replace Brooks. Kevin Ollie Ollie seems like the leading candidate for the job early on. He led the UConn Huskies to a national championship in 2014 and played for the Thunder during their inaugural season in OKC. The players would love...
Welcome to Loud City Apr 17, 2015

Kevin Durant has plenty of motivation this summer

Anthony Slater has a piece up at The Oklahoman that really encapsulates the way Kevin Durant seeks motivation for his performance on the NBA court. Here's some of KD's comments and thoughts as the Oklahoma City Thunder wrapped up their season: "I'm definitely pissed," a surly Durant said at his exit interview on Thursday morning. "I've heard a lot of stuff over this time I've been injured from everybody, from different people. So I can't wait for the first game (of next season)." I like reading that stuff because I get upset," Durant said. "And I play well when I get really, really...
Bullets Forever Apr 14, 2015

John Wall has the 13th most popular jersey for the 2014-15 NBA season

For the first time since his rookie season, John Wall has one of the NBA's most popular jerseys this season. Good news: John Wall is getting the proper recognition that comes with being an All Star Game starter. Bad news: The NBA's annual release on the NBA's most popular jerseys should serve as a reminder that Wall still has a ways to go to reach true superstar status. Here's how Wall fared this season: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls Kyrie Irving,...
Daily Thunder Apr 10, 2015

Kevin Durant’s MVP speech as told by Oklahomans

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Welcome to Loud City Apr 9, 2015

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook need each other

Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry went on the "NBA A To Z" podcast with Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt to talk about the Oklahoma City Thunder, present and future. Here's an interesting bit on his thoughts about RW and KD playing together: All those triple doubles and everything have been great, but it just hasn't been able to lead this team to victory. And I think, at this point, he's got to know that he really needs Kevin Durant by his side. I think this helps these guys really understand that they need each other. You hear people out there that want to break them up, or have these...
SLC Dunk Apr 6, 2015

NBA Draft 2015 Lottery Standings: While you were sleeping April 6th, 2015

If the season ended tonight who would have the most ping pong balls? There were seven games last night, and as predicted, nothing really changed in the NBA Draft Lottery standings, though we saw some change within the NBA Playoffs race -- just not with the Western Conference. Man. Not every year has an exciting finish to the regular season. . What happened last night? Winner Loser Commentary 1 HOU West 2 115 - OKC West 8 112 Russell Westbrook could probably use a little Kevin Durant right about now 2 CLE East 2 99 - CHI East 3 94 Bulls talk the talk, but...

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