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Thunder: Westbrook puts family first, but contract talks coming for MVP

Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.com NEW YORK — The time is coming, and it may come soon, when Russell Westbrook will sit for a meeting to discuss his commitment to the Thunder. As early as midnight, July 1, the team can meet with its star point guard to negotiate the financial terms of a contract extension, and ESPN reported this week that it will do so at the first...
Via Thunder Rumblings
9 hours ago

Thunder journal: No plans for Westbrook MVP speech in OKC

By Brett Dawson and Erik Horne Staff Writers NEW YORK – His appeal is global, but Russell Westbrook is a local phenomenon, too. The Thunder guard reflected that in accepting the NBA's Most Valuable Player award Monday night.
Via Thunder Rumblings
9 hours ago

Enes Kanter hilariously responds to Rihanna dating rumors

Photos of Rihanna in a swimming pool with a man circulated online and led to some funny rumors that Oklahoma City Thunder big man Enes Kanter was dating her, all because of his resemblance to the mystery man in the photos.Take a look at the pictures in question: Some on social media began tagging Kanter on Twitter and asking if he was dating Rihanna based on the pictures. On Tuesday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andre Roberson fires back at those criticizing All-Defensive Team nod

Oklahoma City Thunder swingman Andre Roberson refuses to let you rain on his parade after the first All-Defensive Team selection of his career.Roberson, who earned All-Defensive Second Team honors for the 2016-17 NBA season, fired back at those criticizing his inclusion. The former Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year was selected over prominent All-Stars like John Wall and Klay Thompson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook deserved MVP despite the critics

Thirty-two points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, achieved in what amounts to less than three quarters of game time.This NBA season has been filled with immaculate individual performances. The game’s brightest stars illuminated with even more intensity and formed a constellation of productive greatness.But only one player averaged 32 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.While LeBron James...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan sends MVP Westbrook brief congratulatory note

Michael Jordan took a moment — but not much more, evidently — to send Russell Westbrook a note of congratulations for winning the MVP award in a landslide, garnering 69 of the possible 101 first-place votes. And while brief, Jordan’s message to the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar was quite profound and inspirational. Indeed. Can’t argue with His Airness’ statement right...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook gets emotional thanking family in MVP speech

Russell Westbrook is known for having an edge both on and off the court, but he put that aside during his MVP acceptance speech on Monday.Westbrook won the NBA MVP award and spent most of his speech thanking people. He thanked many involved with the Oklahoma City Thunder organization, his teammates (whom he brought on stage), his parents, his brother and his wife. Westbrook was emotional...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook wins 2017 KIA NBA MVP Award

Westbrook edges James Harden and Kawhi Leonard to win 2017 NBA MVP honors Following a year of historic output, the inaugural NBA Awards show culminated with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook being named 2017 KIA NBA MVP. By setting the league’s new precedent for seasonal triple-doubles in April, Westbrook edged fellow MVP finalists James Harden and Kawhi Leonard for...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

The Thunder is Out in Full Force, Representing OKC at NBA Awards

NEW YORK CITY -- The first-ever NBA Awards hadn’t even started yet.
Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Victor Oladipo gets schooled by young boy at basketball camp

It seems like Victor Oladipo has finally met his match.Oladipo, with his quickness, has been known to blow by NBA defenders time and time again, but he recently had that exact thing done to him at his own basketball camp.Young K.J. Windham has some pretty sick handles, and the little kid schooled Oladipo by putting the ball right through his legs and then finishing at the rim. Oladipo...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Upcoming restricted Oklahoma City Thunder Free Agent Andre Roberson named to NBA All Defensive Team

Andre Roberson was awarded with a deserved All-Defensive Second Team nod Perennial Oklahoma City Thunder ball-hawk Andre Roberson received long-overdue recognition for his efforts while being named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team. This is the 6’7 guard/forward’s first end-of-season NBA award. Roberson, an upcoming restricted free-agent, gained 53 media votes to join...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

Thunder Girls Final Audition to Feature 32 Finalists

Oklahoma City, Monday, June 26, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the final audition for the 2017-18 Thunder
Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Tune in to Watch Thunder Players at the NBA Awards

The NBA's MVP may very well reside in the state of Oklahoma. The world will find out if that's the case tonight.
Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Oklahoma City Thunder draft for need, select Terrance Ferguson

The Oklahoma City Thunder may finally have some outside shooting. Last Thursday, the team selected shooting guard Terrance Ferguson with the 21st pick in the NBA Draft. It is clear that General manager Sam Presti made this pick to address the Thunder’s biggest need. The Thunder ranked last in the league in outside shooting in 2017, making only 32.7% of their three-point attempts...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Glen Davis: Blake Griffin should sign with Thunder or Celtics

Retired NBA power forward Glen Davis played his final two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, and he thinks Lob City is a thing of the past. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both opted out of their player options with the team, so it’s not exactly a huge leap in logic to conclude the Clippers as we know them are a thing of the past.Speaking with TMZ Sports, Davis revealed he believes...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder WTLC Q&A: Which Thunder player will improve most next season?

On a young and talented roster, which Thunder will most improve next season? This week’s Thunder mailbag focuses on which Oklahoma City Thunder prospect will make the biggest leap forward next season. Being WTLC, we'll slant this question toward an Oklahoma City Thunder angle. Alex Abrines Following subtle yet defined improvement throughout a hopeful rookie campaign, former...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

Will the Oklahoma City Thunder clear up space for Blake Griffin?

A few days ago, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin opted out of his contract with the team to become a free agent. As one of two Clippers starters opting out of their contracts this year, there is doubt as to whether Blake will eventually resign with the team that he’s spent the past six seasons playing for. There are a couple teams that Blake could fit in with, one of...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant trolls haters by revealing new cupcake hat (PHOTO)

There was a time when Oklahoma City Thunder fans poked fun at Kevin Durant, claiming he was soft, and sticking a “cupcake” label on him. And then he came out and dominated the 2017 NBA Playoffs — saving his best for last in the Finals — capped off by his first title win and also Finals MVP honors. Still, Durant wants to make sure he remembers what the “scouting report...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

Monday night, the first televised NBA Awards show takes place. Finally, some two months after the end of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, we'll find out who takes home MVP, Rookie of the Year, Executive of the Year, Sixth Man, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and more. However, the annual honors bestowed on players, coaches and executives alike leave something to be...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Recent players selected with 21st pick in the NBA Draft

The Oklahoma City Thunder have the 21st pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. In the NBA Draft, there are usually only 10-15 players per year who have a major long-term impact. Most of these players are taken early on in the Draft. When the 21st pick comes, there usually aren’t many big names left on the board. This year’s draft is considered to be deep, but the odds will be against Thunder...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeopardy takes jab at Kevin Durant’s decision to join Warriors right before Game 5

Another day, another episode of Jeopardy! featuring a sports related question. And this one was particularly funny, especially because it came right before Game 5 of the NBA Finals.The clue:“After a loss to the Warriors in the 2016 Western Finals, this Thunder stud didn’t beat ’em, he joined ’em.”The answer is of course the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, as the...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Offseason Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

Only five years ago it seemed like the Oklahoma City Thunder would have the run of the NBA for years. They made an earlier than expected NBA Finals run in 2012 around a team full of young talent. Injuries and trades took the team from title contender to mere playoff team, before they rebounded to push the Warriors to the brink in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. But things change...
Via RealGM - NBA
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter claims his father was arrested in Turkey

The unfortunate drama surrounding Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter and his home country of Turkey may have taken another turn on Friday. Kanter, like he has done throughout what is becoming an increasingly scary situation, took to Twitter to voice his concerns over the government of Turkey.Though, this time, the former lottery pick announced some rather disturbing news relating...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter wants to become American citizen

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is once again back in the United States after quite a hassle in Romania. Kanter also wants to call America his official home.“Right now I am country-less,” Kanter said, according to ESPN. “I am open to adoption definitely. I am going to try to become an American citizen. I have a green card. We will see if they can speed up the process...
Via The Comeback
May 22, 2017  |  Discuss
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