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Oklahoman Aug 21, 2014

VIDEO: Kevin Durant tells story of his first meeting with Steph Curry

Anthony Slater On Tuesday afternoon, Kevin Durant was among a star-studded NBA panel, answering questions alongside Steph Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis at NBA 2K’s Uncensored event. Durant talked about a variety of topics, including his decision to withdraw from Team USA, the idea of coaching challenges being implemented in the NBA and where his scoring prowess ranks among today’s greats. You can read the highlights by clicking here. But within the question-and-answer segment, moderated by TNT’s Ernie Johnson, Durant may have also provided the funniest moment of the...
Oklahoman Aug 20, 2014
Kevin Durant talks Team USA departure, rule changes and his scoring prowess at NBA 2K event

Kevin Durant talks Team USA departure, rule changes and his scoring prowess at NBA 2K event

Anthony Slater[img url=https://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/10/2014/07/Kevin-Durant.jpg]2857012[/img] Team USA president Jerry Colangelo surprised some late last week when he told gathered media in Chicago that Kevin Durant left the national team because of a “contractual situation.” It contradicted Durant’s original reason for departure, which cited mental and physical fatigue in a statement released days before Colangelo’s comments. But Colangelo eventually cleared up the situation, telling CBSsports.com, through a spokesman, that he was referring to Kevin Love, not...
Oklahoman Aug 19, 2014

Thunder Buddies Podcast: What do you make of Kevin Durant's decision to sit out the World Cup?

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of OKC’s only professional team. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen).Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Aug 19, 2014

OKC Thunder: Keeping Reggie Jackson is a priority, but it won't be easy

By Berry TramelThunder fans who need a little diversion from worrying about Kevin Durant’s decision in summer 2016, we’re here to serve.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Aug 19, 2014
Russell Westbrook poses for photo with Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook poses for photo with Russell Westbrook

Matt Carney[img url=https://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/36/2014/08/russcropped.jpg]3351027[/img] I sincerely hope that Russell Westbrook runs his own official Russell Westbrook Facebook page because that would mean that yesterday Russell Westbrook posted a photo of Russell Westbrook posing with a picture of Russell Westbrook while holding a picture of Russell Westbrook to the official Russell Westbrook Facebook page. Russell Westbrook. Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Aug 19, 2014

VIDEO: All the Thunder players who have accepted ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Anthony SlaterIf you would have explained the concept of the Ice Bucket Challenge, then had me predict the first two Thunder players to take part in the now-viral Internet trend, the guess would have been simple. Steven Adams and Hasheem Thabeet, OKC's two massive and fun-loving big men who seem to enjoy the quirky moments of life. But a couple weeks since this well-intentioned fad has hit the web and invaded Instagram pages across the sporting world, neither Thabeet or Adams have released a video.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Aug 19, 2014

Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

Ryan SharpLive Blog Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Aug 18, 2014

OKC Thunder: Clippers owner Steve Ballmer guarantees season-opening win over 'old Seattle team'

Anthony Slater Steve Ballmer ushered in his ownership era with the Clippers in style on Monday afternoon, staging an offseason pep rally in Staples Center for his new fanbase. During it, Ballmer was introduced to the crowd with an Eminem song, before delivering a wild and eccentric speech in which the energetic billionaire made his fare share of bold statements. Moments before predicting ‘many’ championships for the Clippers and moments after enticing the crowd to chant ‘I love Larry (O’Brien)’, Ballmer guaranteed a win over the Thunder in L.A.’s season-opener.Read more on...
Oklahoman Aug 18, 2014

OKC Thunder: Preseason games set for Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita

The Oklahoma City Thunder will once again play preseason games in Tulsa and Wichita, Kan., as well as two games inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City will tip off preseason play on the road on Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Aug 17, 2014

Oklahoma City Thunder: Sometimes the best moves are few moves at all

By Darnell MayberryArron Afflalo went from Orlando to Denver via trade in late June. Fans grumbled. C.J. Miles left Cleveland for Indiana early in the free agency period. Observers complained. Vince Carter ditched Dallas for Memphis. People panicked. Pau Gasol then got away, going from the Lakers to Chicago, and Mike Miller decided he would leave Memphis to again play with LeBron James, this time in Cleveland. That’s about when this offseason was deemed a disappointment for the Thunder by many. But has it been? Now that the majority of player movement has concluded, it’s time to take...
Oklahoman Aug 15, 2014
Watch something bad happen to James Harden

Watch something bad happen to James Harden

Matt Carney [img url=https://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/36/2014/08/jamesharden.jpg]3280934[/img] Okay, it’s not that bad.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Aug 15, 2014

Bids for new floor for Oklahoma City Thunder come in under budget

William CrumThe low bid on the Thunder’s new basketball floor was $109,670.40 by Sport Court West (sportcourtwest.com), about $90,000 under what the city had set aside for the project. The new floor will replace the Thunder’s original floor from 2008. Plans call for it to be installed by Sept.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Aug 15, 2014

Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

staff reportsLive Blog Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman from H&H Shooting Sports   //Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Aug 14, 2014
Kevin Durant quit Team USA over a ‘contractual situation’ says USA Basketball’s Jerry Colangelo

Kevin Durant quit Team USA over a ‘contractual situation’ says USA Basketball’s Jerry Colangelo

Erik Horne[img url=https://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/10/2014/08/Durant.jpg]3264556[/img]   Some interesting quotes came out of Chicago today from USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo. Colangelo was speaking to reporters about numerous topics, including the latest injury scare to a Team USA player, when Kevin Durant came up. Interesting stuff on Durant’s withdrawal from Colangelo … — Jay Cohen (@jcohenap) August 14, 2014 “He found himself in a situation where he had no choice,” Colangelo said.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Aug 14, 2014
WATCH: Kevin Durant in new 'The Badd35t' Foot Locker commerical

WATCH: Kevin Durant in new 'The Badd35t' Foot Locker commerical

"This kid out there putting in work. He's the baddest player alive.Read more on NewsOK.com

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