Posts Tagged ‘Oklahoma City Thunder’

Basketball Is Fun: Here’s Russell Westbrook Dunking On Kent Bazemore

The Oklahoma City Thunder are struggling since Russell Westbrook returned to the lineup. The team is just 3-4 with their starting point guard back, and the struggles can mostly be attributed to losing two other starters (Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha) and their defense going to hell. On Sunday...
March 9th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Addressing OKC’s Demons: On Russell Westbrook, Scott Brooks And The Thunder Youngsters

There is a fine line between being a good and being a great team in the NBA. The worst thing that a team could be in in the NBA is a middle-of-the-pack team, more so than any of the other major sports. The Oklahoma City Thunder in its short time together has experienced life on both sides of the line....
February 28th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

ETSF Joins Warriors World To Discuss The MVP Candidacy Of Kevin Durant, Harrison Barnes And More

Now it’s ’95 and they clock me and watch me Diamonds shining Looking like I robbed Liberace It’s all good from Diego to the Bay Your city is the bomb if your city making pay Throw up a finger if you feel the same way Dre putting it down for California — from 2Pac and Dr. Dre’s...
January 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Kevin Durant Dances With Fate With 46-Point Game

LeBron James recited Kevin Durant’s statistics from tonight verbatim off the top of his head. “I got a KD watch on my phone,” LeBron said. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) January 22, 2014 Admiration. There are times when we get so caught up in the competition of sports that we...
January 22nd, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Reggie Jackson Decided He Was Fed Up, Dunked On Kenneth Faried In The Process

The former King of the Summer League, Reggie Jackson, walked into the Oklahoma City Thunder’s visiting locker room on Thursday night as they prepared to play the Denver Nuggets. One of Reggie’s pure joys was every moment he got to see his #15  ‘JACKSON’ uniform sitting in his...
January 10th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Return Of Russell Westbrook

“His presence [was big]. Russ is Russell Westbrook, a three-time All-Star, 23-5-7 the last three years so you’ve got to respect it. He put pressure on the defense all night. He missed a few layups, but it was good to see him aggressive and not worry about anything and just play freely. He opened...
November 4th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Underneath The Moon And The Stars: Introducing The Nike KD VI Meteorology

I always wanted to be a weatherman growing up. I like natural disasters so I’ve made a really nice shoe that reflects that.”  – Kevin Durant There’s something mildly insane about hearing a “historically great wing player” (those words belong to Grantland’s Zach...
July 30th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Kendrick Perkins May Or May Not Be Planning Kevin Durant’s Bachelor Party

Late last week, the second greatest basketball player in the world decided that the single life was no longer for him. Kevin Durant went down on one knee and asked his basketball-playing girlfriend Monica Wright of the Minnesota Lynx to be his for life. (Sidenote: The fact that KD ended up wifing a...
July 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

All Hail Reggie Jackson, The King Of The Summer League

You know it when you see it. When you see a garden of flowers, and one flower just sits taller from the rest. A crisp dollar bill in a group of crumpled and wrinkled bills. A fine ass woman with a group of regular women. They all have a way of standing out. For Reggie Jackson, a 3rd-year guard for the...
July 9th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Kevin Durant And The Road Ahead

Put the Roc Nation affiliation aside for a moment. Given the way his 2013 playoff campaign ended, Kevin Durant stands poised to enter the 2013-2014 season with an added sense of bloodthirstiness. And that’s good, because so many other outside factors around him will be, too. Narratives drive sports,...
June 26th, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Of Sports Television

With all due respect to one of the most respected play-by-play announcers in the business, Mike Tirico kinda ticked me off this weekend. Something he does quite often – whether on ESPN’s Monday Night Football or on NBA telecasts – is bring up a handful of storylines that have been discussed endlessly...
May 23rd, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball, Et cetera | Read More

Podcast: Bring It To The Altar – The NBA Playoffs Edition

There were a lotta sad souls on the recent edition of the UC Show. However, they still gave us quality insight, starting with Till. The man called in to give us some analysis on what is ailing the New York Knicks against the Indiana Pacers. He was pretty much impossible to rattle, which is a testament...
May 16th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Oklahoma City’s Game 5 Performance Vs. Houston Was Pathetic And Embarrassing

I don’t write about my favorite teams often. Reason being, sifting through my emotions when trying to process what’s happening to the players and teams that I really care about can be quite difficult, therefore I usually refrain from doing such things. However, what transpired in Oklahoma...
May 2nd, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Taking A Leap Of Faith, As Depicted By James Harden & Daryl Morey

Change comes about in two ways. Either it’s forced upon you, or you force it. In the NBA this season, there’ve been a host of changes, as there are every year. The NBA is a makeover league. One predicated on who can look the prettiest, who can make the biggest splash, who can outdo the...
February 25th, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

The Niceness Of Kevin Durant Shall No Longer Be Questioned

Kevin Durant is a walking contradiction in Nike sneakers. The man who has blossomed into a scoring extraordinaire in America’s heartland has won fans over across the globe by being a sincere, kind and just a plain ole nice guy to everyone he interacts with. However, all of that seems to come to...
February 6th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

#theUCshow Podcast: The Most Disheartening Sports Weekend In TSFJ History

On this week’s edition of The UC Show, the three amigos recap what was easily the worst collective sports weekend they’ve ever had. It started on Saturday night for Ed and bled over into Sunday afternoon for Kenny and Tinsley. For Ed, the state of Oklahoma got repeated shots in Norman and...
November 1st, 2012 | The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

NBA Question Of The Day: Who Are The Darkhorse Candidates To Make The NBA Finals?

The NBA season kicked off its 2012-13 campaign last night, and everything for a moment felt right in the world. Twitter/Facebook/G-Chat/text messages were on fire, basketball bloggers everywhere had purpose again and the chances to see the greatest athletes in the world on center stage was the coronation...
October 31st, 2012 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Question Of The Day: Who Has The Best Backcourt In The NBA?

I was reading an article by Sam Gardner from Fox Sports about the tug-of-war that is about to take place with NYC basketball fans with their longstanding hometown New York Knicks and the new imports from New Jersey in the Brooklyn Nets. In the piece, Gardner points out that The Big Russian (Mikhail...
July 22nd, 2012 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

So You Really Want To Blame Russell Westbrook?

On all social media notes, people have a hate/hate relationship with Russell Westbrook. Sure he gets a little out of control sometimes, but make no mistakes about it; Russell Westbrook is a great player. No one can really argue against the fact that he is one of the 15 best players in the NBA. Russie...
June 18th, 2012 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

Starting Lineups: My Twitter Sabbatical For Game 1 Of The NBA Finals

I’ve been known to tweet my life away when my squad is on the Hoshitoshi 5000. Not being in Oklahoma makes it tough to stay connected with my fellow Oklahoma City Thunder fans, and along with the rest of the basketball fan universe, being on Twitter is akin to going to the bar, Buffalo Wild Wings...
June 13th, 2012 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More