Perk: Thunder are ‘getting close’ on Harden’s extension

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That glass there? It’s not just half full to Kendrick Perkins. It’s half full of the good stuff, if you know what I mean.

Speaking at a Thunder Fit Clinic event Wednesday, Perk told reporters that he has high hopes for the Thunder’s biggest remaining offseason question, even going as far to say Oklahoma City is “close” to locking up James Harden to an extension.

“We’re doing good. We’re making positive steps going forward,” Perk said about OKC’s offseason. “We got coach Brooks locked in. We got Serge locked in. And we’re getting close with James, and we’re getting close to keeping our unit together. And we’re still hungry.

“Once James gets here it’s nothing to be said,” he said when asked if he’d try and influence Harden. “He’ll see his family and that’s all he needs. So once he sees everybody’s faces that’s enough said.”

If you listen to the audio down below, you’ll hear the way Perk says it and it kind of sounds as if he’s just sort of shooting from the hip on it without any actual inside knowledge of the situation. But I can appreciate his sentiment, because I’m drinking the same stuff he is. I continue to believe that there’s no way the Thunder let a player of Harden’s caliber get away because of impending money concerns.

Though it could just be a false hope and optimism. Because OKC’s future issues are absolutely real and the organization hasn’t shied away from acknowledging them. It’s hard to believe they’d really let a player like Harden get away, especially when there’s a legitimate opportunity to be an NBA title contender for the next five or six years. But the league is a business and it’s real dollars people are spending.

What’s kind of ironic about Perk’s comments though is that if Harden is re-signed, it could signal the end of his time in Oklahoma City. One of the obvious plans for the Thunder to avoid major luxury tax issues is to use the amnesty provision on Perk in 2015 or 2016. Cut him and his nearly $9 million off the books and the Thunder could rescue themselves from a stiff penalty.

Perk though is the kind of guy that is almost unreasonably loyal to teammates and his team. He believes in brotherhood and the idea of someone jumping ship for money instead of staying part of something good probably doesn’t compute with him.

Again, what the Thunder face is well documented, but there’s a deadline looming. If Oklahoma City doesn’t extend Harden before Oct. 31, he becomes a restricted free agent and is all but guaranteed to receive a max offer sheet from someone. Which would mean the Thunder would be forced to match it, or watch their Sixth Man of the Year walk away.

Harden has made it especially clear that his preference is to remain in Oklahoma City and if that’s the case, his best chance is by signing an extension before Oct. 31. Because again: He’s getting max money on the open market. So if the Thunder have any hope of getting him signed for less than that, it would have to come via an extension.

That’s the move Serge Ibaka made in inking his four-year extension with OKC. By not allowing himself to test the open market, he likely took a little less money, but afforded himself the opportunity to remain with the Thunder. Harden obviously understands that’s his situation too.

Training camp opens for the Thunder Oct. 1. Perk and the rest of the team will have 30 days to tug on Harden’s heart and hope he sees OKC is the place to be. Otherwise, the questions will continue.

A few other notes from Perk:

  • Perk on the West: “We are the Western Conference champs. At the end of the day we’re not chasing nobody except for the ring. We’re chasing Miami to get a championship. There’s no guarantee who’s going to be where. At the end of the day, we earned the Western Conference champs. We’re not chasing the Lakers. We’re chasing a championship.”
  • His reaction on Dwight Howard going to the Lakers: “To be honest, I really didn’t have one.”
  • He says Eric Maynor is cleared and is looking good: “I don’t know if y’all seen him but he’s more athletic. I seen him dunk the other day for the first time since I’ve been here.”
  • Perk talked about all the big men added to the roster but made it clear: The line starts behind him. “We all teammates, but at the end of the day the center position over here is mine. And that’s the way we going to keep it.”
  • Perk said he’s seen a lot of improvement out of Cole Aldrich, almost jumping at the opportunity to say so.
  • He says he’s close to getting healthy and expects to be ready for opening night. “My groin is fine, my wrist I’m taking it day by day.” Perk said it was a three-month healing process and Thursday makes eight weeks.

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2012-09-12 21:13:41
Thunder up
2012-09-12 21:14:51
 @thunderobsess Welcome! 
2012-09-12 21:15:55
 @thunderobsess simple, yet elegant. I like it.
2012-09-12 17:34:38
Get it done presti.
2012-09-12 17:38:59
this needs to get done
2012-09-12 17:41:21
Too much talking. Not enough action. Sign him already.
2012-09-12 17:43:17
After Perkins told the reporters, he simultaneously bricked a 2-foot layup and got a technical.
2012-09-12 17:44:26
Perk said potentially inside info on Harden and Nick Gallo followed it up with the most boring question ever. 
2012-09-12 17:45:00
Perk doesn't care that Dwight is now a lakers 
Royce Young
2012-09-12 17:53:46
 @OBoymuzik "Perk! Perk! Don't you just love the community!?!?!"
2012-09-12 17:56:24
 @OBoymuzik DT community scowl to Gallo . . .
Lost Ones
2012-09-12 18:01:58
2012-09-12 18:03:47
This is one of the most ironic things. Considering if we do keep Harden that Perkins is almost sure to be amnestied. Of course getting amnestied is a win-win situation. Since not only do you still get all the money you are owed from your contract, but you you can also go out and sign another contract on top of that, and make far more money.
2012-09-12 18:05:08
 @Lost Ones Hey Lost Ones . . . liked strictly for the symmetrical (actually palindromic) arrangement of z's.  It's the offseason, so I feel it's okay to appreciate such things.  :)
2012-09-12 18:11:14
You know how he (Perk) knows? They called and recommended him a realtor to list his house and a good residential move out cleaner so he can get his whole deposit back
2012-09-12 18:18:42
"the center position over here is mine", then rebound better.
2012-09-12 18:20:30
Perkins OR% is about 15% below average for a starting center and his defensive rebound % is about 12% below average.
2012-09-12 18:22:06;type=pm&amp;posi=C&amp;yr=2012&amp;gp=0&amp;mins=25
2012-09-12 18:22:40
second lowest PER in the group
2012-09-12 18:23:30
 @Crow In other words, Perkins sucks...this is true.
2012-09-12 18:25:09
 @MisterJohnsonOKC he does have some positive shot defense impact, not in PER but captured by adjusted plus-minus. but it is not that big or reliable year to year.
2012-09-12 18:26:41
 @MisterJohnsonOKC overall for his career he has been negative on RAPM far more often than positive. the only really big positive was his first year alongside KG. that made his reputation with the media and apparently with Presti.
2012-09-12 18:27:36
 @Crow Do you have any stats on his screening? I mean, I'm aware that he skirts the line on what is and isn't an illegal screen, but he does set some bonecrushing ones sometimes. I know his regular stats aren't out there, but this is one area of his that has not appeared to drop off despite the off year last year.
2012-09-12 18:28:46
 @ou_sas screening value should get picked up in offensive RAPM
2012-09-12 18:29:47
 @ou_sas Perkins has never had positive offensive RAPM
2012-09-12 18:31:36
 @ou_sas The Thunder probably count screens and good screens. He might have positive  value there but it appears to be more than offset by his turnovers and other not good offensive attributes.
2012-09-12 18:32:40
 @Crow Probably. I'd opt to use him as a screener going forward rather than on the block. Maybe use him to switch Durant into the block and give him the mismatch in the paint.
2012-09-12 18:33:06
 @Crow That's an excellent visual chart for RAPM. Thanks!
2012-09-12 18:33:19
 @ou_sas worth some experimenting with
2012-09-12 18:35:01
 @MisterJohnsonOKC Perk has barely been positive on RAPM estimate twice in his career.
2012-09-12 18:35:15
love Perks inside information
2012-09-12 18:35:54
 @Crow Agreed. He does have some offensive value... perhaps if you manage to catch his man switching onto Durant on the pick you pass him the ball for an easy dunk if its down low, but other than that, I'd avoid him entirely. 
2012-09-12 18:36:27
 @MisterJohnsonOKC Neutral impact is worth something to teams compared to the otherr options and some research suggest maybe even $8 million when you are a starter but it doesn't feel that good to me.
2012-09-12 18:37:58
 @ou_sas almost any player can get better effectiveness marks with  a good system and good coaching / good utilization
2012-09-12 18:38:53
 @ou_sas The Thunder's system seems almost exclusively geared toward perimeter player offensive  success.
2012-09-12 18:39:16
 @ou_sas and those folks then ask for and get the max...
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 18:39:24
I feel equally excited to hear that Maynor is dunking. I can't recall ever seeing him dunk before. 
2012-09-12 18:40:14
 @ou_sas a more balanced offense might have moderated the perimeter player bargaining power to get the max a bit
2012-09-12 18:40:40
 @ou_sas let westbrook shot anytime he wants? create a max player
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 18:42:04
 @DennisBerry So he owned and rented at the same time? 
2012-09-12 18:43:17
 @Old Man Game What will see first, a Maynor dunk or a Russ floater? I'm choosing option C: Lazar's headband askew. 
2012-09-12 18:43:43
 @ou_sas let westbrook shoot anytime he wants? create a max player
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 18:45:20
 @Jooseppi Wouldn't that be bizarro world if we got a Russ floater and Maynor finishing a lob pass at the rim in the same game. 
2012-09-12 18:45:23
 @Crow  @ou_sas  "let westbrook shoot anytime he wants? create a max player" If you are implying that Westbrook wouldn't be a max contract player on any team in the league, then you have no clue.
2012-09-12 18:46:27
 @Old Man Game And Lazar's headband falls off in celebration. Perfect. 
2012-09-12 18:47:28
 @Jooseppi  @Old Man Game The gum routine would have to be really ON for that to happen.  Absolutely no room for error.
2012-09-12 18:47:46
 @Crow   Perkins IS a good player but he is a MATCHUP player and he's being used as if he is matchup proof.  Look at the +/- numbers from the Lakers series and he was terrific, look at the +/- vs. the Heat or Spurs and he was awful. 
2012-09-12 18:48:10
 @Jooseppi  @Old Man Game Option D, Russ eurostep
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 18:48:28
 @Jooseppi Or better, Lazar gets into some sort of Eastern religion and moves to a monastery in the Himalayas thus allowing the Thunder to void his contract and remove him from the roster. Lazar happy. I'm happy. Win. Win. 
2012-09-12 18:49:15
 @Old Man Game That's doesn't really answer headband questions though. It can fall off in celebration everywhere. 
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 18:49:58
 @Jooseppi Well the air will be thinner up there so we better not risk the reduced oxygen flow to his brain by adding the headband. 
2012-09-12 18:55:45
 @FF_pickups  @ou_sas westbrook's TS% is just one tenth of one percent better than the league average for guys who play 25+ minutes per game. he is one of 7 max players who do not provide a notably better than average TS%.
2012-09-12 18:58:39
Maynor dunked on the Jazz.  Where ya ll been:)
2012-09-12 18:59:09
This is such a nonstory.  It's a guarantee that the Thunder sign Harden, they are just negotiating right now.  It's not impossible that they trade him but it's so unlikely because they would have done the trade for the number 2 pick in June.  I don't see how the media is having so much trouble grasping this simple concept.
2012-09-12 18:59:36
 @FF_pickups  @ou_sas playing the way he does he is going to get paid as a max player.   based on RAPM estimate he is about the 43rd best on total impact.   that may be enough to get the max on the market but it makes you a low return max player compared to the top 20.
2012-09-12 18:59:52
 @OkcBaby I really hope you record your virtual Maynor exploits and post them on YouTube. 
2012-09-12 19:00:43
 @FF_pickups  @ou_sas Harden/ 12 places higher on the list.
2012-09-12 19:01:53
 @Jooseppi :22
2012-09-12 19:02:17
 @FF_pickups  @ou_sas this being a per minute ranking
2012-09-12 19:02:20
 @Jooseppi :22
2012-09-12 19:03:32
@crow Yeah, Harden was fantastic in the finals, oh wait, no he single handedly cost the Thunder the title and played some of the worst D I've ever seen.
2012-09-12 19:05:56
 @FF_pickups  @ou_sas westbrook's primary reputation is as a scorer. a scorer barely better than his peer group ojn TS% and almost 3 percentage points worse than team average. he sets the table and makes it easier for others. but they still have to hit their shots and hit them better than he does.
2012-09-12 19:06:30
 @FF_pickups  @crow russ has had more bad series shooting than harden by far
2012-09-12 19:07:12
 @FF_pickups but maybe choking in the finals should cost harden a few mil
2012-09-12 19:08:02
Of the top 20 players in usage, Westbrook had the 9th best TS%, i.e. of the superstars in the league, Westbrook was above average.
2012-09-12 19:09:09
Of the top 20 players in usage, Westbrook had the 9th best TS%, i.e. of the Superstars, Westbrook was an above average Superstar
2012-09-12 19:09:20
 @FF_pickups career playoffs TS%- Westbrook 51% (below average), Harden 61.4%.
2012-09-12 19:10:37
Career doesn't matter, Westbrook's improvement arc is by far the best in the league.  Let's talk about now, instead of Westbrook in his second year.
2012-09-12 19:10:42
Woah Kevin Ollie is going to be the head coach of Uconn
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 19:11:59
 @OBoymuzik What happened to Calhoun? 
2012-09-12 19:12:04
How was Harden's D against the likes of Kobe and LeBron?  He can't guard a chair.
dancassidy35/FreeFezzyFel from GSW!!!
2012-09-12 19:12:31
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzik Retired
2012-09-12 19:12:50
 @FF_pickups 9th is barely above average. he is tied with bargnani and 1 percentage pt ahead of brook lopez
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 19:13:49
 @dancassidy35/FreeFezzyFel from GSW!!!  @OBoymuzik Good. He's a douche anyway. 
2012-09-12 19:14:35
 @FF_pickups should focus too much on any one year, good or bad
2012-09-12 19:15:30
 @FF_pickups career average to date is probably a better predictor of future career performance than last year alone
2012-09-12 19:16:28
 @OBoymuzik Well... Ollie was about 49 when he left OKC so that doesn't surprise me at all.
2012-09-12 19:17:49
 @FF_pickups his defensive impact overall is poor- RAPM estimate -1.6 but westbrook's is negative too at -0.2
2012-09-12 19:19:50
 @FF_pickups if Presti had kept / added another vet or two and cut these guys minutes and in russ' case shots some and maybe you don't have to pay both the max.
2012-09-12 19:20:09
 @FF_pickups on average
2012-09-12 19:20:43
 @FF_pickups time will tell with russ
2012-09-12 19:25:43
 @FF_pickups shouldn't focus too much on any one year, good or bad, even the most recent one.
2012-09-12 19:28:00
 @FF_pickups  @ou_sas russ gets first pick of shots and last pick on shots. it is a different job than the role players but his TS% is mediocre even among superstars, nowhere near the leaders.
2012-09-12 19:29:23
 @FF_pickups  @ou_sas when he shoots efficiently in a title win I'll congratulate that max deal player.
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 19:29:54
 @Crow  What should he do to improve?
2012-09-12 19:31:04
 @Old Man Game shoot better than 52 out of 120 against Miami.
2012-09-12 19:32:04
 @Old Man Game and maybe only shot 95.
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 19:32:20
 @Crow Specifics. Where should he shoot? Where's he good on the floor?
2012-09-12 19:32:53
Season sweep.  Your friend, Fletch. 
2012-09-12 19:32:56
 @Old Man Game at the rim and at the line, he is fine. after that pass the ball.
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 19:34:16
2012-09-12 19:34:24
 @Old Man Game the16-23 footer is a worst shot in the game. even if he is now a bit better than average at it (for one year) he takes too many of these voluntarily. it can matter in a close game.
2012-09-12 19:35:41
 @Old Man Game the only distance with a better than average return of points compared to the average play  is him at the rim
2012-09-12 19:35:52
 @Crow  @Old Man Game he's not going to stop taking midrange shots.. but i'd like a few of them and all of his 3's to be a few shots in the post every game.     
2012-09-12 19:36:16
 @Old Man Game and there is only one other spot that is even close
2012-09-12 19:38:21
 @OBoymuzik  @Old Man Game low return mid-range shots are a fairly natural part of driving and not being a very active passer and tend to reverse some of the good he does driving
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 19:41:34
 @Crow  @OBoymuzik It looks like Kirk would agree with you that is just slightly above average as a shooter but he still equates him to being a great scorer because of his ability to get himself open. Also high on Russ' upside as his shot making improves (hopefully) as his career progresses. 
2012-09-12 19:41:41
 @Old Man Game sorry, i guess it is 3 spots out of the 12 besides directly at the rim
2012-09-12 19:43:26
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzik you are not a "great" scorer if your TS% is barely average among your starting peers.    
2012-09-12 19:44:27
 @Old Man Game so for the 60% of shots that Russ takes besides at the rim, he is above average on 18% of them and below or well below on 42% of them.
2012-09-12 19:45:22
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzik only Russ' ability to get to the line makes his TS% decent. compare him on eFG% and he looks lots worse.
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 19:46:00
 @Crow Well what would the rest of the league be if they shot the ball like he does? In terms of volume. A lot of guys never shoot unless they're left wide the heck open. Wouldn't their TS% fall if they were asked to carry the load without the corresponding ability to bet themselves open that Russ has? 
2012-09-12 19:47:46
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzik on efg% westbrook is in 216th place in the league.
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 19:47:51
 @FletchMFletcher Well at least you appear to be taking it well. 
2012-09-12 19:49:13
 @Old Man Game yes but if you can't produce a good efG% and more than a league average TS% and one that is a 3 percentage points worse than team average, you might want to try shooting less than ever more.
2012-09-12 19:49:52
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzik yes but if you can't produce a good efG% and more than a league average TS% and one that is a 3 percentage points worse than team average, you might want to try shooting less rather than ever more.
2012-09-12 19:51:51
couple things: everyone is giving ibaka all these props for taking less money than they could have made, or saying harden is needs to make this huge sacrifice by taking a little less than the max...but what if they get hurt? Isnt it to their benefit to sign a long term deal rather than risk something happening during the season? That should play to our advantage. Also something tells me the impending perk amnesty will NOT go over well with him. Not one bit.
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 19:52:00
 @Crow  @OBoymuzik Well that's a good point. But you gotta look at in context. In the starting 5, assuming KD isn't open, who else you want taking those shots? Thabo? Serge? Perk? Serious question. 
2012-09-12 19:52:11
couple things: everyone is giving ibaka all these props for taking less money than he could have made, or saying harden is needs to make this huge sacrifice by taking a little less than the max...but what if they get hurt? Isnt it to their benefit to sign a long term deal rather than risk something happening during the season? That should play to our advantage. Also something tells me the impending perk amnesty will NOT go over well with him. Not one bit.  
2012-09-12 19:54:22
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzik i appreciate your approach but this ground has been covered and i am probably going to shift to other stuff soon. russ shoots a ton because he was allowed to, even encouraged to do so in part because of  the rest of Presti's design and the way Brooks runs the offense or doesn't really.
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 19:54:32
 @persiansooner13 I think that's why most of these guys don't reach restricted free agency. Much better to have the security of 4 additional years guaranteed even if a bit below max than blow out a knee the third week of the season and have only 1 more year because you were hoping for a max deal next summer. 
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 19:55:07
 @Crow  @OBoymuzik Ha. Okay. Asked and answered.
2012-09-12 19:57:10
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzik in 2009-10 westbrook already had a high usage for a pg and then he increased  it by about 27%.
2012-09-12 19:57:22
 @FletchMFletcher he didn't sleep the whole season,he was awake against bynum
2012-09-12 19:57:47
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzikand it got him  paid the max
2012-09-12 19:58:59
best news. just the best
2012-09-12 20:02:09
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzik if they win a title that way, great. i am not as optimistic about that as others but we will see.
2012-09-12 20:56:07
 @persiansooner13 Not everyone can see three years into the future like you.  :)
Allen Iverson
2012-09-12 20:58:49
 @ThunderChick2010  @persiansooner13 I still don't believe him.
2012-09-12 21:17:03
@persiansooner13 he will get amnest but probly come back
2012-09-12 21:17:14
Kinda quiet here tonight.  Someone go wake up El Prez.
2012-09-12 21:19:17
Thank you guys i dont realy knw how to reply and i live in new jersey, ive been a thunder fan for two years tho
2012-09-12 21:20:48
@cemitten lol thanks
2012-09-12 21:21:43
@ThunderChick2010 thank you
2012-09-12 21:23:49
Anybody else find it funny that the first positive Perk says is "We got coach Brooks locked in" aka "Thank God, I'll still get big minutes"
2012-09-12 21:25:58
 @JimboSlice  He's gotta keep his turnover rate up . . .
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 21:30:19
 @JimboSlice He doesn't have to try and get naked pictures of yet another coach's wife. 
2012-09-12 21:31:11
You guys gone to sleep already or am just boring, anyway ive been reading u guys comments all the time and i didnt knw how to sine up but thats history and i must say thunder fans are some of the most intelligent basketball fans
Allen Iverson
2012-09-12 21:32:22
 @thunderobsess Not too exciting here, because of the offseason. It only gets active if there's a rumor. Wait until the end of the month, and it'll be better.
2012-09-12 21:32:50
 @thunderobsess Now you're just trying to get cheap, easy likes -- and it usually works.
2012-09-12 21:33:18
@JimboSlice lol leave perk alone
2012-09-12 21:33:27
 @ThunderChick2010  @thunderobsess until you keep secrets from good gentle fair minded people
2012-09-12 21:33:34
 @thunderobsess You're right tho. From commenting activity, it seems like these mofos go to bed about 9:15. L 7!
2012-09-12 21:35:58
 @thunderobsess Cemitten likes everyone's comments, except mine.
2012-09-12 21:36:37
It doesn't have to be this way.
2012-09-12 21:37:17
 @cemitten I bet La, Miami, and NY's message boards stay poppin' Even our internet communities are total tumbleweed towns. No wonder no FAs wanna come here
2012-09-12 21:37:42
 @cemitten  @thunderobsess  I'm just loyal and a person of my word.  (Just hope Tron appreciates it.)
2012-09-12 21:39:03
 @DennisBerry  @cemitten nope. Lakers blog has 9 comments today.    
2012-09-12 21:39:45
 @OBoymuzik  @cemitten Because they have 4,000 to go to, plus they are all our partying at the Playboy mansion with Hef
El Prez
2012-09-12 21:40:44
I hope we keep James. We need a little of his California wildness on this squad to balance the chemistry of the team.Both Maynor &amp; KD looked a little bleary eyed on those pics I saw from Harden's Yacht my guess is these guys very much enjoy the social aspect of having James on the team. It's good that Perk is now assistant GM to Presti in these negotiations. The fact  Tremel keeps insisting there's no way we keep James almost makes me overconfident we do keep him. I have a theory in relation to Tremel...whatever his intial impulse is...go the exact opposite and you'll get how the story ends.   Kind of like when George finally did the exact opposite of his intial impulse and became traveling secretary of the New York Yankees.   "Hi, I'm George. I'm unemployed, live with my parents, don't have a girlfriend, and have no current prospects whatsoever."   "Hey, I'm Victoria."   James is as good as signed. 
2012-09-12 21:41:48
 @OBoymuzik  @DennisBerry  @cemitten  This same date last year . . . one article and 27 comments for the whole day.  We're good.
2012-09-12 21:42:08
@DennisBerry lmao
2012-09-12 21:48:33
Do anybody have faith in tha-beet this season cuz i think he just never get the right development program
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 21:48:37
 @El Prez I like your theory. Tramel is a truly awful sports writer when it comes to the NBA. He has neither the intellect nor the experience to speak authoritatively on the subject. 
Old Man Game
2012-09-12 21:50:51
 @thunderobsess Me personally not really. If we're depending on him for any real contribution we'll probably be in trouble. 
2012-09-12 21:52:21
 @thunderobsess I do. He has played good defensive games including a 5 block game against the Thunder when he was in Memphis
2012-09-12 21:52:46
 @thunderobsess I do. And his name is Thabeet, noth tha-beet
2012-09-12 21:55:07
Hey ou_sas.  Don't think I don't see you rubbing your hands together over there.
2012-09-12 21:55:25
@Old Man Game your wrong
2012-09-12 21:56:03
@DennisBerry o yea i remember that haha
2012-09-12 21:56:39
2012-09-12 21:57:18
2012-09-12 21:58:21
 @DennisBerry  Perfect!  Except I can't picture him looking anything like that.  :)
2012-09-12 21:58:59
 @ThunderChick2010 Please, OU_SAS get yo' shine on pleighboi!
2012-09-12 22:00:31
@EatSleepThunder i knw its thabeet but i just think in the season he is gona surprise alot of people there gona say tha-beet is on
2012-09-12 22:02:34
I don't know why, but I have this weird feeling that someone just made that account to annoy ou_sas... I know I'm probably wrong but I just have that feelin'
El Prez
2012-09-12 22:04:19
 @Old Man Game Not that I disagree with you, but there's something loveable about Tremel at the end of the day.  It's hard not to like the guy. I crack up when he and Blevins are trying to talk NBA on the Sports Animal. i've almost had several wrecks from laughing too hard when those two try and talk serious about the NBA. Tremel reminds me of Barney Fife somewhat, and Blevins reminds me of the William Hurt character in Broadcast News. They slay me, which might not be good because I don't think they're trying to be funny.
2012-09-12 22:04:57
 @ThunderChick2010 *cracks knuckles* Let's get to work.
2012-09-12 22:07:32
 @thunderobsess Did you guys go to sleep already or am I just boring? Anyway, I've been reading your comments all the time. I didn't know how to sign up but that's history now. I must say that Thunder fans are some of the most intelligent basketball fans though.   /fix'd
2012-09-12 22:07:56
I just not too long ago move from jamaica to jersey and i have directv wat channel i can watch thunder games on, anybody?
2012-09-12 22:08:53
 @thunderobsess  @persiansooner13 He will get amnestied but probably come back.   /fix'd   /waitwhat?
2012-09-12 22:10:45
 @thunderobsess Does anybody have faith in Thabeet this season because I think that he just never got the right development program?   /fix'd   I'm interested in seeing how he manages to progress, but given the Thunder's track record with big men, I'm not sure we'll be the right place to develop him.
2012-09-12 22:11:07
 @thunderobsess  @Old You're wrong.   /fix'd
2012-09-12 22:11:53
I mean . . . dont think i do'nt see u rubbing you're hands together over their
2012-09-12 22:12:18
 @thunderobsess  @EatSleepThunder I know it's Thabeet but I just think that in the season he is gonna surprise a lot of people - they're gonna say Tha-beet is on!   /fix'd
2012-09-12 22:14:26
 @thunderobsess For national games, check here. If you can manage to get Fox Sports Oklahoma, they should carry the rest. Otherwise, you're looking at shelling out for NBA League Pass or coming on here to pick up an online stream - we usually have 1 or 2 people post them for any given game.
2012-09-12 22:15:21
I think a lineup of westbrook, durant, pj111, ibaka and thabeet wud b very effective for stretches against nash, kobe, artest, gasol and howard
2012-09-12 22:16:49
 @thunderobsess If you're new to English, then just excuse us.  We're a little bored.  :)
2012-09-12 22:17:30
 @EatSleepThunder @thunderobsess , I'd like to state that @ThunderChick2010 and booze are responsible for my corrections tonight. I'm not usually this... nitpicky.
2012-09-12 22:19:24
@ThunderChick2010 u knw wat? I like you lol we speak english and broken english in jamaica
2012-09-12 22:19:49
 @thunderobsess  @ThunderChick2010 We have no right to talk shit. We speak broken English in Oklahoma
2012-09-12 22:20:01
 @El Prez There are far worse sports writers than Tramel. He sometimes writes thoughtful articles and does research. There are far worse journalists if you're going to starting calling journalists out (see Carlson, Dean Blevins, Traber, Eschbeck, and Dean Blevins again).
2012-09-12 22:20:34
 @DennisBerry  @thunderobsess I'm a little worried now, because I almost typed the exact same thing as DennisBerry.
2012-09-12 22:21:29
 @ThunderChick2010  @thunderobsess Word? On my way to Garland, TX now to scoop you up and propose
2012-09-12 22:21:39
@ou_sas ok i found fx oklahonma but does it blocked out in jersey or not, if u knw
2012-09-12 22:21:52
@ThunderChick2010 u knw wat? I like you lol we speak english and broken english in jamaica
2012-09-12 22:23:59
 @DennisBerry  @thunderobsess Except I'm allegedly already married with three virtual children . . .
2012-09-12 22:24:04
 @thunderobsess  @ou_sas I don't, unfortunately. But all of the non-national games should be there. (Even some of the national games will get broadcast in both places at once).
2012-09-12 22:26:19
 @thunderobsess @tricia_status (or whatever her Perk-themed name change is at the moment, I forget) lives up in Brooklyn, so she might be able to better answer your question.
2012-09-12 22:27:03
@DennisBerry @ThunderChick2010 dnt let me charles barkley yall
2012-09-12 22:28:53
 @thunderobsess Do you have a sister?
2012-09-12 22:29:56
We need to get a real message board., Livefyre sucks when it doesn't your reply directly under the comment you're replying to, it ruins the continuity of the whole thing. C'mon Royce, you can make a free one using or any number of hosts
2012-09-12 22:30:02
If we re-sign harden with his history this summer I think I'm going to open a strip club in OKC called HARDONS and sign him on as the clubs main promote 
2012-09-12 22:30:19
If we re-sign harden with his history this summer I think I'm going to open a strip club in OKC called HARDONS and sign him on as the clubs main promoter
2012-09-12 22:32:58
 @bmuelle21 You'll be printing up those little cards after all!
2012-09-12 22:33:07
 @bmuelle21 I assume it's going to have male dancers. The marketing and commercials write themselves.
2012-09-12 22:34:05
 @bmuelle21 You stole Tronchaser's idea! D-:   /probablynot
2012-09-12 22:34:45
 @ou_sas  @bmuelle21  /definitelynot
2012-09-12 22:35:19
 @ThunderChick2010  @bmuelle21 Ha! Tricked you into revealing some information about Tronchaser's idea!   /notreally
2012-09-12 22:35:46
 @DennisBerry I was going to go with female but yes I see your point lol
2012-09-12 22:37:10
 @DennisBerry  @thunderobsess You talking to me or new guy?
2012-09-12 22:37:23
When does harden inserted in the starting line up, next year or he and pj will hold it down
2012-09-12 22:39:02
 @ThunderChick2010  @thunderobsess New guy. Jamaican women &gt; *
2012-09-12 22:39:56
TC I'm going to need your email soon so I can send you those tickets btw
El Prez
2012-09-12 22:42:56
Dennis--quit being a dickhead. Of course the dancers are going to be female. bmuelle and I talked about using his legitimate business as a front for a strip club/brothel in Edmond at least a month ago. I didn't know he'd cum up with a name...but I can live with HARDONS. It's time OKC put this Sunday schoool charade away and start acting like a real NBA city. Hopefullly...bmuelle can bribe Edmond officials and avert all the bullshit which still plagues Valleybrook. It's long overdue that Edmond doesn't have a top tier strip club.
2012-09-12 22:43:03
 @bmuelle21  It's highly super-secret.  :)  Are you still
2012-09-12 22:43:04
How do select a picture for my name guys?
2012-09-12 22:43:54
How do i select a picture for my name guys?
2012-09-12 22:44:29
 @ThunderChick2010 lol yup but idk when i'm actually going to have the tickets in my account yet
2012-09-12 22:45:01
 @thunderobsess I use twitter for my handle, so I can't help you on this one. :(
2012-09-12 22:45:21
 @El Prez OKC has a lot of entries on so at least you can go get a dirty Asian massage
2012-09-12 22:46:07
 @DennisBerry  @El Prez lmao i just looked that website up
2012-09-12 22:46:32
 @thunderobsess Click on your name. When you see the livefyre screen, click on Account, then Settings. You will see a place to browse to a picture for your avatar.
2012-09-12 22:46:48
 @ThunderChick2010 you know its @okstate right not @osu. 
2012-09-12 22:48:42
 @bmuelle21  @El Prez
El Prez
2012-09-12 22:50:14
I wasn't calling anybody out. I said he's loveable.
2012-09-12 22:51:05
 @El Prez  Or at least not hateable, right?  :)
2012-09-12 22:52:20
@ThunderChick2010 i did but all i see is a my name and all that, i see a link that says click here to clear your avatar
El Prez
2012-09-12 22:54:04 know me better than i know me. This starting to freak me out...somewhat.  What's 'our' favorite color? Favorite month of the year?
2012-09-12 22:56:25
 @thunderobsess  @ThunderChick2010 Okay, go ahead and click that.  (It won't hurt anything.)  You should see Browse, so if you have a picture saved in My Pictures on your computer . . . you can browse to it and double-click.  Then you should see the file information for that pic show up in the box next to Browse.  Be sure to click the Update button near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.   Even after you do this, you will probably need to sign out and sign back in for your new avatar to appear. 
2012-09-12 22:57:34
 @thunderobsess  @ThunderChick2010  This is not for you, El Prez.  You need to keep Pacino.
2012-09-12 22:58:57
 @El Prez Thunder-blue and November, of course.
El Prez
2012-09-12 23:03:18
I agree. I accidently clicked his like button. I actually look like a cross between Pacino and Billy the Pacino pic is very much in my wheelhouse. My agent agrees and told me to nix the Lt. Aldo Raine avatar pic caper. He said it would weaken the El Prez brand and that would be marketing counterproductive with Between the Sheets: Confessions of an Internet Guru  being released in December.
2012-09-12 23:03:39
 @El Prez  But you look good in gold too . . .
2012-09-12 23:04:42
@ThunderChick2010 o dam i have a cell fone a metro 4g so i might have to go get a computer
Tequila or Failure
2012-09-12 23:06:09
@El Prez Guys, as someone who's lived &amp; traveled all over the US since I left OK almost a decade ago, I can assure you that there's no such thing as a 'top tier' strip club in OK. Between the nipple pasties (still doing that I presume?), 3.2 beer &amp; overwhelming police presence, y'all ought to be lookin elsewhere to get into the strip club business.
2012-09-12 23:08:03
 @Tequila or Failure  @El  Gasp . . . are you the poster formerly known as Loosesluggage and Wanderer?
El Prez
2012-09-12 23:08:46
Who would I rather spend time with on deserted Bahamian islandor ...Kate Upton, Kate Beckinsale or Katie Couric? Trick question.
2012-09-12 23:11:16
 @El Prez Gee . . . I didn't know there was going to be a quiz.  I know the first two Kates are a go--not sure about Couric.  I guess it depends on her nose, which I think is fine.  So, my final answer is All of the Above--and, most likely, simultaneously.
2012-09-12 23:13:26
 @El Prez I got a pretty big kick out of introducing ElMexi to the Piano Man a few weeks ago . . . until he made a smart remark about how OLD he was.
2012-09-12 23:14:06
@ThunderChick2010 ok i think i can do it on my fone but its kinda complicated but ill figure it out thank you
El Prez
2012-09-12 23:15:07
 @ThunderChick2010 You nailed it. All three simultaneously. A Katie threesome. Katie Upton for her playfulness. Katie Beckinsale for her stunning natural beauty. And Katie Couric for despising Cheney and his puppet W even more than i do. You're me---only without a penis.
2012-09-12 23:15:23
 @thunderobsess  @ThunderChick2010 EatSleepThunder and cleandoe are already asleep--past their bedtimes apparently--but they could probably be more help.
Tequila or Failure
2012-09-12 23:18:59
@ThunderChick2010 @El Damn TC, nice recollection abilities. Wanderer yes, loose luggage no.
2012-09-12 23:19:54
 @El Prez We almost made it through the night without the p-word . . .   Not sure if I got the color and month right, but here are all the answers to the questions you're getting ready to ask: 54, Libra, San Diego, Michael Buble, at least an 8, and you don't wear the shirt.  :)
2012-09-12 23:24:27
 @bmuelle21 where have you been? lol
El Prez
2012-09-12 23:24:42're like the J Edgar Hoover of the Daily Thunder. This data bank you posess is stunning.
2012-09-12 23:24:54
 @Tequila or Failure  @ThunderChick2010  @El I thought those two were one-and-the-same.  Okay, I have a surprisingly good memory for stuff like that considering how forgetful I can be sometimes in real life.  :)
2012-09-12 23:28:14
 @El Prez  Thanks, I think.  Good memory is as much a curse as a blessing though.  Did you see above . . . I just recalled a comment from about six months ago and identified a poster who used to go by another screen name.  If memory serves, he was the guy who talked movies with you one night before I joined in.
2012-09-12 23:28:45
 @Tequila or Failure  @El What about Little Darlings?
2012-09-12 23:29:19
 @El Prez  Btw . . . we remember what we want to remember.  :)
2012-09-12 23:30:39
2012-09-12 23:31:08
2012-09-12 23:31:47
 @ou_sas  @thunderobsess bummmmmbaclooooot!!   we have a yardie on the thread!   I'll let you know what channels when i found out. 
El Prez
2012-09-12 23:33:49
 @DennisBerry  @Tequila or Failure  @El Valleybrook mafia. No way.
2012-09-12 23:35:21
    @thunderobsess  ...nuh listen to @DennisBerry ...him too fool fool.
2012-09-12 23:35:48
2012-09-12 23:40:49
How fantastic would it be if the Heat dont even make it to the finals. Like they get ousta in the eastern conference finals or something. 
2012-09-12 23:41:02
2012-09-12 23:41:52
 @Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless It could happen with injuries. Definitely not out of the realm of possibilities. Just not seeing anyone in the east, besides maybe - maybe! - Boston who could present enough of a challenge at the moment.
2012-09-12 23:42:33
 @ou_sas  @Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless  I like Boston.
El Prez
2012-09-12 23:42:41
 @ThunderChick2010 You're exactly right. He and I were talking about Gran Torino and then he dissed for me having Goodwill Hunting in my Top 10. We do remember what we want to remember. Or you could be a covert mod/spy on here and you saw his registration info.You would be a stunning Russian spy.
2012-09-12 23:43:55
 @ThunderChick2010  @ou_sas I believe in Jesus...but not Shuttlesworth. He's great but not like the final piece the Heat needed to make them no question the winners next season. Thats just me.
2012-09-12 23:44:09
@Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless believe it or not the knicks will be a problem, gauranteed
2012-09-12 23:44:46
 @thunderobsess  @Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless You're a typical Jamaican LOL...all Jamaicans believe in the Knicks. 
2012-09-12 23:45:45
 @Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless  @ThunderChick2010 Rayray is going to get 10-15 minutes, he's going to end up a spot player, most likely (after all, Spo's not Coach Brooks). That said, in looking through the east at the moment, I'm just not sure who could challenge them straight up. 
2012-09-12 23:46:07
Belive it or not the knicks will b a problem for the heat n boston
2012-09-12 23:48:26
 @El Prez  Here's why I really remember.  It was the comment about the "overwhelming police presence" which at the time I thought (rather self-righteously) that one wouldn't know this unless one was up to no good.  Well . . . in the meantime, I got stopped by the police TWICE in the span of about three months--once for not taking the right lane after a right turn and once because I left my fog lights on in town (after driving on the turnpike in the fog).  I've NEVER had an accident or ticket in all the years I've been driving . . . got verbal warnings both of these times.  So, these incidents made me recall his police-presence comment and mentally check myself.  True story.
2012-09-12 23:49:19
 @thunderobsess not
2012-09-12 23:49:29
 @thunderobsess &lt;--- Again...all Jamaicans believe in the Knicks. They also believe they are going to win a championship...every year.   LOL...i'm allowed to say that because i'm half... the other half provides me with the balance I need to know that i'm insane to think the Knicks are going to win a championship.
2012-09-12 23:51:57
@Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless lol no but stoudemire is good with melo now that they have a full training camp, plus they have the best frontline in stoudemire, melo and chandler
2012-09-12 23:52:56
 @thunderobsess  @Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless What, don't you believe in KD, Serge and Perk?
2012-09-12 23:54:45
@OBoymuzik i knw ur interlligent and knw basketball, the heat cnt handle knicks cuz lebron will guard melo and who take stat
2012-09-12 23:55:44
 @thunderobsess  @OBoymuzik raymond felton is their point guard.    case closed   nothing to see here. 
2012-09-12 23:56:18
@ou_sas @Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless serge and kd yes but not perk he cnt score to save his life
2012-09-12 23:56:31
 @OBoymuzik  @thunderobsess  I love you for being interlligent.
2012-09-12 23:56:38
 @OBoymuzik  @thunderobsess LOL see what I mean?   Yo Knicks is probably 4th in the East tops.     
2012-09-12 23:56:39
@Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless lol no but stoudemire is good with melo now that they have a full training camp, plus they have the best frontline in stoudemire, melo and chandler
2012-09-12 23:58:01
@ThunderChick2010 @OBoymuzik lol i m
2012-09-12 23:58:32
@ThunderChick2010 @OBoymuzik lol i mess that up
2012-09-12 23:59:41
@OBoymuzik i dnt knw wat basketball u watch but felton is good
2012-09-12 23:59:58
 @thunderobsess  @Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless They do have a great front line...and DWI Kidd at the point...   Still...they just top 4 ...they do have better big men than the Heat. The problem is...they are the Knicks. Thats it...they will not win a chip until Patrick Ewing stops breathing. They shouldve NEVER traded him to Seattle...   ...wait.. LOL 
El Prez
2012-09-13 00:02:13
That's all good and well, but in my're Natasha. ...and I'm Yuri.
2012-09-13 00:03:51
 @ThunderChick2010  not liked because you're catching up. 
2012-09-13 00:05:02
 @El Prez And in my mind, you're crazy and I'm even crazier for marrying you.  hahaha . . . gotta go . . . Good night!
2012-09-13 00:09:25
 @Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless school lol
2012-09-13 00:10:54
Sorry TC, but I'm changing my avatar.
2012-09-13 00:11:12
 @Tequila or Failure  @El I can tell you they aren't doing the nipple pasties in stillwater's strip club... thats what I've been told..  
2012-09-13 00:11:59
 @ou_sas to the okstate logo?
2012-09-13 00:12:33
 @bmuelle21 ....not quite. Hit refresh.
2012-09-13 00:17:08
@ou_sas i want a avatar its killin me
2012-09-13 00:27:21
 @ou_sas  ???  You in your sasquatch days? (They say it's easier to apologize than to ask permission.)  
2012-09-13 00:29:34
 @ou_sas  booze?
2012-09-13 00:33:09
 @OBoymuzik Same goes for you.  You're like my LeBron--a friend who's a competitor and (for the moment) a little ahead of me in the stats.  I bet you wear a headband too . . .
2012-09-13 00:44:53
 @ThunderChick2010 no no no no no no. i'm leading in points, which is the equivalent to the scoring champ. So i'm KD and your Kobe.
2012-09-13 01:03:39
 @OBoymuzik  But I don't wanna be Kobe . . .
2012-09-13 03:17:58
 @thunderobsess  @OBoymuzik Fortunately, Amare guards himself pretty well. And Felton will help guard him, too. 
2012-09-13 05:28:39
I've been coaching 16, 15 year olds for the last few months and we're finally starting to be a winning team but the other day i got an complaint from a kid's mum saying i'm pushing them too much. I need advice what should i do
2012-09-13 05:39:08
 @MrRaysian Take her kid to the side and ask him if you are.  Then assess it from there
Old Man Game
2012-09-13 07:06:33
 @OkcBaby  @MrRaysian Definitely do not do this. A 15 year old speaking privately with the coach isn't going to tell you what he/she really believes. You might as well just call him a pussy in front of the rest of the team. 
2012-09-13 07:12:07
 @MrRaysian ARE you pushing them "too much"?  Is winning coming at the expense of anyone's physical or mental well-being?  If you can answer No to both of those, I'd ignore the complaint and somehow work in some positive talks with the group about how their had work is starting to pay off.
2012-09-13 07:13:02
 @MrRaysian   ARE you pushing them "too much"?  Is winning coming at the expense of anyone's physical or mental well-being?  If you can answer No to both of those, I'd ignore the complaint and somehow work in some positive talks with the group about how their hard work is starting to pay off.
2012-09-13 07:21:17
 @Old Man Game  @MrRaysian You wouldnt do it in front of everyone hahaha
2012-09-13 07:41:25
@MrRaysian hard work eventualy pays off
Old Man Game
2012-09-13 07:42:12
 @OkcBaby  @MrRaysian No I don't think it would work even if you went to the kid privately. If anything it might just make it more awkward for the kid. 
2012-09-13 07:46:33
Anybody optimistic about perry jones, cuz i think hes the best talent from this years draft
2012-09-13 07:56:57
 @ThunderChick2010 Yup! :)
2012-09-13 07:57:55
 @ThunderChick2010 No! Well, not much. I only had the one glass. But I was just getting tired of the old one, so I figured it was time for a change.
2012-09-13 08:02:09
 @thunderobsess A lot of us are optimistic about Jones, we're just all tempering it because we know Brooks' propensity to stick to his rotations. 
2012-09-13 08:09:18
@ou_sas well he better play him bcuz from i undertand after extensive profile on pj and the words that come out of his mouth at the predraft workout, the guy was basicaly bored with the level of competion, thats y he was inconsistent
2012-09-13 08:19:40
 @Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless I'm excited to see what Philly can do
2012-09-13 08:23:33
 @thunderobsess 'cept the Brow of course.. dude's gonna be great
2012-09-13 08:33:00
 @OBoymuzik  You're   /ousas'd
2012-09-13 08:34:25
 @Lasers  @Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless I think any one of BOS, NY, BRK, CHI, PHI, IND and (maybe a stretch) ATL have a legit shot at taking down the HEAT.    My question mark comes from whether those teams are capable of bringing their 'A' game come April/May
2012-09-13 08:36:39
Okay POLL Time people:   If you were in the NY area, would you: a) Go watch a Knicks vs Detroit Game AT the MSG? b) Go over to Philly for a OKC @ PHI match-up?  c) Go to a Nets game to see the shiny new stadium?   Sound off...
2012-09-13 08:40:08
@Lasers excuse me, davis is overhyped
2012-09-13 08:41:56
@ThunderBelize okc @ philly
2012-09-13 08:45:55
@Lasers excuse me, davis is overhyped
2012-09-13 08:49:27
Perry jones has more potentail than davis, hes taller, weigh more, more athletic and faster, davis was guarding pj in the paint and they had to send terrence jones to help lol
2012-09-13 08:51:31
 @ThunderBelize Couple of questions: 1) Have you been to a Thunder game in person before? If not, go to that one. 2) Have you been to MSG before? Might want to do that if you get past question 1. Don't know about ticket prices for all 3 events, but it'll be expensive.
2012-09-13 08:54:55
There was a poll on nba tv about who will win rookie of the year and davis get most most of the votes, that is nonsense cuz u cnt win roy by grabing rebounds and block a few shots
2012-09-13 09:00:03
 @thunderobsess The problem with Jones for any RoY discussion will be the two players in front of him. He's not playing ahead of KD at the 3, and he's not playing ahead of Serge at the 4. That'll make it hard for him to get the playing time to show off. Most RoYs are on bad teams. That's why there's a predisposition towards Davis or MKG.
2012-09-13 09:00:23
 @ou_sas I saw OKC beat DAL in game 4 this past year. Never been to MSG and the only game that I am presently priced out of is OKC @ BOS, hence it was not an option... The other 3 I can manage, though admittedly MSG would be more for experience than quality of seats.
2012-09-13 09:04:07
@ou_sas i knw that but i wasnt making the case for perry being roy, am just saying hes way more talented than davis and yes mkg might get roy
2012-09-13 09:08:22
 @thunderobsess  @ou_sas I knew you weren't. The problem is that he and MKG might be the only rookies I'd take pre-season to be on the same talent level and capable of having a similar impact their first year. Now, some other guys might emerge throughout the season, but at the moment, there's just not a good selection - to me, at least.
2012-09-13 09:09:25
 @ThunderBelize That's kind of what I meant by looking at MSG. It's kind of a bucket list thing, like seeing a game at Wrigley Field or something.
2012-09-13 09:13:27
 @ou_sas Yeah... hmmm... still no closer to making a decision... :-)
2012-09-13 09:14:10
@ou_sas fair enough but i just dnt see davis getting it, hes not gona have a high shooting percentage nor racking up assist, at the possition he playng hes gona suffer mightily at the power forward or center spot his first year in the nba
2012-09-13 09:25:26
 @thunderobsess  @Lasers nah, he's just really really good
2012-09-13 10:11:01
 @ou_sas  @ThunderBelize I got to play catch on Wrigley field..  definitely bucket list stuff.
2012-09-13 10:15:35
 @ThunderBelize  @ou_sas Which Nets game?
2012-09-13 10:16:27
 @Lasers  @thunderobsess I need to see him play a game in the NBA before I make a judgement.
2012-09-13 10:17:19
 @Trish_WeTalkinBoutPRACTICE_Bayless  @Lasers  @thunderobsess co-sign, 100%
2012-09-13 10:17:24
 @MrRaysian Wait ...we talkin 'bout practice? or a game.   LOL
2012-09-13 10:34:44
 @Allen Iverson  @thunderobsess  or if I'm online. I make stuff happen. Have you noticed that it's never quiet when I'm here   #notacoincidence
2012-09-13 10:36:23
I really, really want someone to make a Russell Westbrook mix to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill".
2012-09-13 10:46:03
 @ou_sas  Boo!
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2012-09-13 10:48:12
 @cleandoe lol, don't like the new one?
2012-09-13 10:49:43
 @ou_sas  Not as much :(
2012-09-13 10:51:34
 @cleandoe Well, at least you have seen some of the few pictures that exist of me back when sas really did stand for sasquatch.   Though my mum preferred to refer to me as Hagrid, due to my size and affinity for wearing a large trenchcoat (you'd be surprised what you can carry in a good trenchcoat's pockets!).
2012-09-13 12:00:59
 @ou_sas  @cleandoe  I LIKE it . . . but I can see how it wouldn't be quite rainbow enough for some.  :)
2012-09-13 12:01:59
 @ThunderChick2010  @cleandoe It's not like my color scheme was crucial to his rainbow, anyways. The brightness of your All Dae was much better than the subdued red that my fourth doctor avatar had.
2012-09-13 15:51:57
 @ou_sas  @cleandoe  Does anyone else want to run their fingers through that hair?  :)  Run if El Prez or DB answers in the affirmative.  Run fast.
2012-09-13 16:03:47
 @ThunderChick2010  @cleandoe Yeah, I will. Fortunately, (or unfortunately) it's much shorter now, so that solves that problem.   My hair, when long, is super curly too. I used to be able to stretch it out an extra couple of inches beyond that. I don't know if you can see on that picture just how curly it gets.
2012-09-13 16:09:54
 @ou_sas  @cleandoe  I can see.  If only cleandoe could see those curls too . . .  :)  I got the whole naturally-curly gene too, although I typical straighten these days.
2012-09-13 16:14:11
 @ou_sas  @cleandoe  It just occurred to me that Jax has also claimed to have had (curly?) Jesus-hair at some point.  You're really Jax, aren't you . . . an alter-ego of an alter-ego?  It's all becoming so clear now . . .
2012-09-13 16:28:44
 @ThunderChick2010  @cleandoe I had a couple of female friends who were so enchanted with the long hair that they tried to get me to straighten it too.
2012-09-13 16:28:55
 @ou_sas  @cleandoe  And now I'll quit talking about your hair . . . before this starts to sound internet-creepy.  :)
2012-09-13 16:31:36
 @ThunderChick2010  @cleandoe Lol, it's fine. Most people, when they meet me in real life, can't picture me with long hair. It's pretty funny, actually.
2012-09-13 17:33:15
 @ou_sas  @cleandoe Okay, just one more question . . . why'd you cut it?  wife? job? just time for a change?  And btw, it's odd that your avatar still shows us as the old one as a 'like' in this thread, but the new one as a post.  Livefyre . . .
2012-09-13 18:29:51
 @ThunderChick2010  @cleandoe I take after my father in looks a lot and so I was thinning out on top. My wife made a suggestion that I might look better with short hair. I was in law school at the time and kind of realized that I might want a slightly more professional look... so kind of a combination of all three? I mean, I grew it out in college because I figured it was the only time in my life when I could do that and not suffer any repercussions for it. I knew it would come to an end sooner or later.   Just like names, sometimes it takes Livefyre a while to update. Though if you hit refresh it should take care of it.
2012-09-13 19:41:02
 @ThunderChick2010 well my practices aren't exactly "fun" since I take most of the time doing fundamental drills. It's not the most exciting this you''d be doing playing basketball but it's absolutely necessary in my view. And I did ask at the start if everyone want's to win or just play basketball, and they told me they want to win... but i guess  i should do less running and add more of a 3v3 type thing
2012-09-13 21:05:16
 @MrRaysian  @ThunderChick2010 If it's basketball drills and not just 90 minutes of suicides, you should be okay, I'd have thought. Just a sensitive mother. Though maybe some 3 on 3 or knockout could help.
2012-09-25 12:04:13
 @ThunderBelize Philly is an hour and a half by train. Thunder.  
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