Serge Ibaka wasn’t happy with the Olympics

Serge Ibaka was seen originally as a major piece to Spain’s gold medal contending side. The NBA’s top shot blocker joining a front line of Marc and Pau Gasol would give the Spanish a legitimate interior problem for the United States to deal with.

Except Ibaka strangely fell out of favor and didn’t see much playing time. He often sat entire second halves, and had three games in which he played six minutes or fewer. And guess what? He wasn’t psyched about that. According to Spanish site El Mundo, via HoopsHype:

His anger was public, and clandestine, during the Games. After the selection of training, while the other players shared coffee or fruit, the forward of the Thunder put as much distance as possible. The day before the final, for example, only on the bus waited for half an hour and looking angry.

The evening before the semifinals wandered through a field near the stadium, so unfriendly gesturing while talking on the phone … That rebellion was not directed against their peers but against the coach, Sergio Scariolo. The Congolese forward felt underused and questioned his playing time. “If things continue like this I will not return,” he acknowledged to his close before the end.

MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 21:24:02
 @Lost Ones  @justin_mia Is he big enough to play C? Mass wise that is.
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 21:34:32
 @Crow Well according to those anonymous sources he won't be in the league then, his knees having worn out. Hopefully that's b.s. 
justin_mia
2012-08-23 13:14:24
Didn't Spain go small a lot?  I winced whenever Felipe Reyes was playing over Serge, though.
SB718
2012-08-23 13:20:51
He must've thought he was being coached by Brooks.
SB718
2012-08-23 13:21:15
He must've thought he was being coached by Brooks all over again.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 13:21:39
Wait a minute . . . Are you very subtly implying that Serge might become increasingly dissatisfied or agitated if his coach doesn't give him enough playing time?
shiki
2012-08-23 13:22:31
Team Spain is Gasol brothers' team.No need to waste time for their fame
BrockSuede
2012-08-23 13:23:44
"...while the other players shared coffee or fruit..." And they call the Gasol brothers soft. I feed my brother seedless fruit on many occasions and we are badasses at the snuggling factory where we work.
EVDebs
2012-08-23 13:26:42
Hmmm...Google Translate still doesn't quite produce English language prose, does it!    I do like anger that's both public and clandestine, as well as the image of the semifinals wandering a field near the stadium.
shiki
2012-08-23 13:26:44
Ibaka must say thanks to KD because KD drew 3 fouls on Marc in first half and forced him to sit in bench long time  
TaoMaas
2012-08-23 13:26:54
I'm sure Serge was saying on the phone, "I postponed my time with Hakeem for THIS?"
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 13:30:25
Someone tell serge we're going to hire Scariolo if he doesn't work with Hakeem before the season and doesn't average more rebounds this season
TempBoy Brandon
2012-08-23 13:31:25
Friends, Romans, Thunder fans, lend me your ears... I have seen "Thunderstruck", and it is glorious.
MostJadedGamer
2012-08-23 13:32:13
Really amazing that there is actually a coach that could screw Ibaka over more then Scott Brooks. Brooks also foolishly leaves Ibaka on the bench for very long stretches of time.    If that crap happens again this season I hope Ibaka give Brooks a piece of his mind. He has the 4 year 48 million extension from Presti to back him up.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 13:36:02
If you review it, you'll have to post the link!    Without giving up too much, would you have liked it even if you weren't a Thunder fan who's smitten with KD?  :)
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 13:36:15
Lol nba tv is showing thunder/lakers game 3 tonight...the one the lakers one
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 13:37:05
 @OBoymuzik  The won they won?  :)
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 13:37:22
 @ThunderChick2010 Oops
OkcBaby
2012-08-23 14:25:25
Surprised Ibaka didnt get mad at Brooks for leaving him on the bench.  But I like Colli in 2
C-Wil
2012-08-23 14:25:57
 @OBoymuzik What a joke. 
OBoyzOld Man
2012-08-23 14:25:59
 @ThunderChick2010  TC, with all due respect, it's not like this is a super complex plot.  Think Space Jam.   I'm sure I'll see it pretty soon, courtesy of OBoy.  No, he won't buy me a ticket (even at a senior price).  Let's just say he has some "access" prior to DVD release.    And if anyone from the FTC is reading this, I have no clue who OBoy is.   Unless a cash reward is involved.
Legendary_Dork
2012-08-23 14:30:47
i dont blame serge here one bit, hes explosive and a damn good shot blocker. But he should of known that going into a team with BOTH gasols was going to limit his time, they are like national treasures over there.    pssst...hey serge..you should pour all that anger into this upcoming season ;)   and go see mr hakeem :D 
whatsgoodinthehood
2012-08-23 14:34:33
Off topic but check out Perry Jones hops at 1:25... doesn't look like he's having any knee problems AT ALL.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH_B1mJrbew&feature=youtu.be
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 14:34:37
 @OBoyzOld Man  @ThunderChick2010  So you DON'T think there'll be provocative character development and layers of  underlying themes to discover--or perhaps an ambiguous ending open to endless interpretation?
TempBoy Brandon
2012-08-23 14:36:37
Cool, I'll definitely link my review if/when I do one!   And it's sooo hard not to be biased with this movie. There is so much Kevin Durant and Thunder and Oklahoma love, it's basically one giant love letter to OKC. In all honesty, even taking away my fanatical Thunder/KD side, it was much better than I thought it would be. Before I saw it, without bias, it looked like a 4/10 kind of movie. But after seeing it, I would give it a solid 6.5/10. Seeing as how it's a kids movie, I'd say that's pretty dang good. I actually laughed out loud several times. The main kid is charming and likable. And KD really doesn't do half bad. Seriously. And including bias, it's a 10/10. As a Thunder fan or Oklahoma resident, it's a must see. I saw it for free last night, but I am already planning on going to the midnight showing tonight, and I'll probably catch it again with my nephews later this weekend. I smiled and cheered (inside my head, cause I was on the press row and had to seem professional.. ha!) the entire length of the movie.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 14:38:09
Midnight showing?  Where???
f5alcon
2012-08-23 14:41:06
 @whatsgoodinthehood His supposed knee is issue is degenerative, like brandon roy, it will be fine now, and for at least  few years, more than long enough for what we need.
TempBoy Brandon
2012-08-23 14:43:05
 @ThunderChick2010 There's one at Tinseltown and one at AMC Quail Springs. My friends and I haven't decided which one we are going to yet. Part of me says Tinseltown cause it's cheaper, and the other part of me says that we need to splurge since it's KD and he's worth it. :) Would it be weird if we met up? Haha!
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 14:45:59
 @TempBoy Brandon  I'm not seeing it showing up at Quail--but I guess you'd know.  Might see if I can talk my sis into going.  We'd definitely do Quail over Tinseltown though!
areayewhy
2012-08-23 14:49:02
 @f5alcon  @whatsgoodinthehood yearly orthokine surgery will prevent any degenerative problems. pjIII roboknee
TempBoy Brandon
2012-08-23 14:56:33
 @ThunderChick2010 Yeah, for some reason, it's not showing up on my Flixster app either, but they are definitely having a midnight showing at Quail. If you end up talking your sister into going, let me know and I'll come over and shake your hand in a completely non-creepy non-internet hook up non-threatening kind of way and get your thoughts after the movie. :)  
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-23 15:01:35
 @ThunderChick2010  @TempBoy Brandon  I'm getting mixed results as to showtimes.   http://www.google.com/movies?hl=en&near=Oklahoma+City,+OK&dq=thunderstruck+movie+showtimes&sort=1&mid=1d0440c4ffa50dde&tid=b27dae340f3b5609&sa=X&ei=yIs2UKreGsbS2QXgy4DwBw&ved=0CB4QwAMoAw   and    http://www.fandango.com/thunderstruck_157817/movietimes?location=73132   ...list different information.   I guess it's time for a phone call.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 15:01:59
Looks like we'll be there!  Do I just look for someone who resembles MJ?  :)
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-23 15:02:34
@ThunderChick2010@TempBoy Brandon I'm getting mixed results as to showtimes.   http://tinyurl.com/95rd4wf   and    http://www.fandango.com/thunderstruck_157817/movietimes?location=73132   ...list different information.   I guess it's time for a phone call.  
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 15:06:40
 @Jax Raging Bile Duct  @TempBoy Brandon  I do see 12:01 at Quail on this site:   http://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/amc-quail-springs-mall-24   (I don't see different times on the links you posted though . . . )
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-23 15:08:59
 @ThunderChick2010  The first link only lists Tinseltown, the second lists Tinseltown and Quail Springs.   Yahoo doesn't list either showing. Weird.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 15:10:25
 @Jax Raging Bile Duct  Are you and Mrs. Jax thinking of going?
TempBoy Brandon
2012-08-23 15:12:26
 @ThunderChick2010 Haha! Yes, and I'll just look for someone who resembles an All Dae t-shirt! :) Hmmm, I don't know any other way to do this-- you can stalk me on facebook or shoot me a what's up on there so you'll know what I look like-- http://www.facebook.com/tempboybrandon.
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-23 15:12:44
 @ThunderChick2010 The only way Mrs Jax would make a midnight showing is if she is guaranteed a nap beforehand. And not just a catnap either.   I'm not sure I'm allowed to attend a kids movie by myself at midnight.   So long story short, my decision hangs in the balance.   ALSO, I'm an absolute genius (sarcasm). The showtime isn't displaying on some sites because 12:01 is technically Friday, and isn't listed along with Thursday showings.
TempBoy Brandon
2012-08-23 15:12:53
 @Jax Raging Bile Duct  @ThunderChick2010 Nice, let us know what you find out, Sherlock Jax!
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 15:14:55
 @Jax Raging Bile Duct  @ThunderChick2010  We bow down to your awesomeness . . . or whatever.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 15:21:31
 @TempBoy Brandon  What will you be wearing?  NOW this sounds internet-creepy.  :)  You just need to look for a Kate Upton look-alike.  (It won't be me, but that's beside the point.)  How about if I miss you beforehand, we'll look for you near the main concession area right after?
D@nny
2012-08-23 15:21:36
 @OBoymuzik You mean the one with the bajillion phantom calls that the Lakers stole despite getting evenly outplayed?   Shucks. I still consider that series a sweep.
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-23 15:21:55
 @TempBoy Brandon  @ThunderChick2010 Confirmed via txt message from mrs jax - we're in!    I'll see you all there. If you're looking for me, I'll be the handsome one.
D@nny
2012-08-23 15:22:10
...a 5-game sweep.
tygablood
2012-08-23 15:25:36
 @areayewhy  @f5alcon  @whatsgoodinthehood too bad we couldnt orthokine tyson chandler's foot back in the day
Serge_Protector
2012-08-23 15:28:21
 @OBoymuzik LOOOOOOOOOOL ::tears::
Serge_Protector
2012-08-23 15:29:20
 @ThunderChick2010 Only person that gotta worry about Playing time is Perkins. lol
TempBoy Brandon
2012-08-23 15:32:24
 @ThunderChick2010 Haha! Nothing but a KD jersey and a smile? Haha I just grossed myself out. Good call on the Kate Upton look-alike. I'm sure she'll think I'm a lot less creepy when I tell her that the reason I randomly came up and hit on her is because my internet friend told me to. Okay, I'll be wearing a gray Thunder shirt, one of those soft fabric kinds, with a long sleeved blue shirt underneath. Blue jeans and white tennis shoes. So yeah, look for Brad Pitt in a Thunder shirt. Then when you find him, ask him if he's seen a short and skinny, dark brown and gray headed dude with a slightly too big for his face nose. :) Yep, the main concession area right after sounds like a plan!
Allen Iverson
2012-08-23 15:36:39
 @whatsgoodinthehood Oh, Skip.
Serge_Protector
2012-08-23 15:38:10
 @ThunderChick2010    Scoffs at @OBoyzOld Man ! Next year KD will bring home an oscar for his phenomenal acting. The trophy will sit next to the NBA title.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 15:42:30
 @TempBoy Brandon  Okay, good.  Now if either of us disappears, the police will have a good description of you.  :)
TaoMaas
2012-08-23 15:48:10
 @TempBoy Brandon   The director and producer both said KD was much better than they thought he'd be.  He did so well that they went back and wrote extra scenes for KD.
Thunderman
2012-08-23 16:00:51
A gentleman's sweep
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-23 16:10:11
livefyre is being a jerk today. Doesn't update without a refresh. Isn't marking new comments with the 'mark as read' flag. I've signed in, and out, and in, and out, and in. Tried different browsers. Cleared my cache. Checked that javascript was still enabled.   I give up.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 16:26:45
 @whatsgoodinthehood You have a much stricter definition of "off topic" than we do.  :)
TempBoy Brandon
2012-08-23 17:16:12
 @ThunderChick2010 And if you disappear, then I'll have a good description as well: she doesn't look like Kate Upton.
TempBoy Brandon
2012-08-23 17:16:39
 @Jax Raging Bile Duct  @ThunderChick2010 Sweet! Wait, that's gonna confuse everyone. I guess there will be two of us now.
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 17:19:27
 @D@nny yeah it's real appealing to watch again i'm sure, they made less than 10 field goals in the 2nd half or something silly like that right?
cemitten
2012-08-23 17:34:47
 @ThunderChick2010  must not like
cemitten
2012-08-23 17:37:26
 @Jax Raging Bile Duct  damn I'm jealous
Barry Amenema
2012-08-23 17:40:07
 @Jax Raging Bile Duct Mama's got a squeezebox, Daddy doesn't sleep at night
Jokazc
2012-08-23 17:42:10
http://www.welcometoloudcity.com/2012/8/23/3263507/the-okc-thunder-best-trade-ever?
ILikePancakes
2012-08-23 17:42:40
No
Barry Amenema
2012-08-23 17:44:44
 @ThunderChick2010  is the top still spinning?
OkcBaby
2012-08-23 17:45:41
Michael Redd for Dequan Cook could free up some money
BrockSuede
2012-08-23 17:46:28
 @TempBoy Brandon Is this internet message board real life meet up at a kids movie in the wee hours of the morning going to be as weird and awkward as I'm picturing in my head?  
OkcBaby
2012-08-23 17:46:48
Would be nice if we could just leave Fishers spot vacant
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 17:47:35
 @OkcBaby I actually wouldn't mind that at all, however I haven't followed redd in  years, how is is defense / rebounding? I know cook improved his D from terrible to average and is a good rebounder for his size.
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 17:50:41
 @ThunderChick2010  @whatsgoodinthehood Yeah, THAT IS THE TOPIC.
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 17:51:06
 @OkcBaby Too late. 
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 17:57:40
This photo is sort of random. http://www.nba.com/thunder/gallery/jones_rookie-shoot?page=6
TaoMaas
2012-08-23 17:58:12
 @Jokazc   I will miss Uncle Jeff forever, but the Perk trade was unquestionably the best trade in the short history of the OKC Thunder.  It's hard to believe he's yet to have a full normal season with the Thunder because it feels like forever when this trade went down.  There's a lot of things that Perk "isn't"...but what he "is", is the best center the Thunder have had since they came to town.
BrockSuede
2012-08-23 17:59:39
 @Old Man Game We don't got no fancy wood courts! Just dirt and grass the way GOD intended it!  
TaoMaas
2012-08-23 17:59:53
 @ThunderChick2010    Very true!  We're not off-topic in here until we start praising the Lakers, Mavs, or Spurs.
BrockSuede
2012-08-23 18:00:32
 @Old Man Game We Oklahomans sure are behind the times.
TaoMaas
2012-08-23 18:02:35
 @Old Man Game   The more I see of Perry Jones, the more I think he's just the latest incarnation of Preti's genius.  I think this dude is gonna be  BIG.
Jokazc
2012-08-23 18:03:01
 @TaoMaas  @Old Man Game cant wait to see him playing!!
Allen Iverson
2012-08-23 18:03:05
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KOBE.
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 18:03:29
 @BrockSuede I think of it as one of those scene where the boy is running across an open field to his lost, now found dog. Only in this case it's a ball and Perry couldn't be more overjoyed to have found it. 
whatsgoodinthehood
2012-08-23 18:03:59
 @TaoMaas  @ThunderChick2010 
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 18:04:45
 @TaoMaas  @ThunderChick2010 Or talking about religion as happened the other day. 
whatsgoodinthehood
2012-08-23 18:06:02
 @Old Man Game  @TaoMaas  @ThunderChick2010 Off topic, but the Lakers, Mavs and Spurs are all amazing ;)   Better ? :P
justin_mia
2012-08-23 18:07:41
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @OkcBaby I thought Cook regressed terribly on defense last season.
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 18:12:33
 @justin_mia  His shot sure as heck wasn't anything to write home about. 
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 18:14:53
 @BrockSuede  @Old Man Game Maybe PJIII needs OKC . . . to save him from the more sophisticated courts in the bigger cities.
justin_mia
2012-08-23 18:16:32
 @Old Man Game I suspected this when he was acquired.  Cook's not a bad shooter or anything but I don't think he rates as a 40% 3pt shooter either, and many of his attempts have a high degree of difficulty. I think we need a legit, consistent 3pt threat off the bench and while Cook was that player in 2010-11 I doubt he replicates that performance.
Jooseppi
2012-08-23 18:18:44
 @BrockSuede  @Old Man Game Photos were taken in NY. Do you see any grass around here that isn't dead? 
justin_mia
2012-08-23 18:18:50
 @BrockSuede  @TempBoy Brandon Yes.
ThunderBelize
2012-08-23 18:21:10
 @TaoMaas  @Jokazc go back farther! Might be Sam Perkins as comparably serviceable... might be back to Sikma days? I dunno...
cemitten
2012-08-23 18:21:25
 @BrockSuede  @TempBoy Brandon no
ILikePancakes
2012-08-23 18:21:56
Why won't the season start already? I want to watch my darlings kicking THE SHIT OUT OF LAKERS
Jooseppi
2012-08-23 18:22:35
 @TaoMaas  As far as full time centers? I'm not sure he's been better than Krstic. Maybe there's an argument that he is theoretically a better fit as a starting center (or was at some point in his career), but as far as on-court performance, I wouldn't say he's been definitively better than Krstic. Perkin's best stretch with OKC was the 17 regular season games he played in the 2010-11 season. He rebounded well but still had trouble being passable offensively and had turnover issues. I like Collison at center over him, both now and in the past. Serge, too. 
justin_mia
2012-08-23 18:22:41
 @TaoMaas  @Jokazc The best part of the Jeff Green trade was Jeff Green not playing 38 minutes a game.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 18:23:26
 @BrockSuede  @TempBoy Brandon I don't know about them, but I'm completely normal.  :)
ThunderWins
2012-08-23 18:23:28
 @justin_mia  @TaoMaas  @Jokazc and Ibaka playing more!
justin_mia
2012-08-23 18:23:48
 @BrockSuede  @TempBoy Brandon Everyone wear shirts with  your DT avatars on them.  If I ever make it to OKC for whatever reason (i.e. a Finals not against Miami) that's what I'm going to do.  Thanks to Barry Amenema for this idea.
BrockSuede
2012-08-23 18:24:41
 @ILikePancakes The anticipation is palpable.
BrockSuede
2012-08-23 18:26:08
 @Allen Iverson Hey, what have you been up to you crazy, skill havin ball hog!
ThunderWins
2012-08-23 18:26:40
 @Jokazc  @TaoMaas  @Old Man Game Go get them PJ3! Everyone of those teams that passed up on you. All those doctors that didn't believe in you. And everyone that believed you were lazy.   Show us what you got!
TaoMaas
2012-08-23 18:28:06
 @Jooseppi   Oh dude...you've forgotten how we used to get man-handled by the Lakers and Nene.  I like Nene, but he just didn't have the bulk we needed inside.
TaoMaas
2012-08-23 18:28:40
oops...I meant that I like Nenad. LOL LOL  Nene...Nenad...it's one of those "N" names.
Jooseppi
2012-08-23 18:30:08
 @TaoMaas I remember taking an incredibly dominant Lakers team to 6 games in the playoffs. 
BrockSuede
2012-08-23 18:30:58
 @justin_mia  @TempBoy Brandon So, do I have to wear rocket ship underpants only or a shirt with a picture of my avatar? I'm in for either.
TaoMaas
2012-08-23 18:34:40
 @Jooseppi   And then going home.  Post-Perk, the Lakers haven't been a problem.
cemitten
2012-08-23 18:35:42
 @BrockSuede  @justin_mia If anyone ever finds a shirt with alpaca butts on it let me know.
OkcBaby
2012-08-23 18:36:08
Cant help but pull for the dudes comeback.   http://www.youtube.com/user/adidasbasketball?v=Xt6at8wCkbw
Jooseppi
2012-08-23 18:37:18
 @TaoMaas How much of that is more experience for Durant and Westbrook? Bigger roles for Harden and Ibaka? No more Jeff Green? All of those have had a bigger impact. 
BrockSuede
2012-08-23 18:40:42
 @Jooseppi  @Old Man Game Hey, I watered my lawn this year. Pure green grass just like your avatar. It's breathtaking. But yeah, kinda looks brown around these parts.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-23 18:42:47
 @cemitten  @BrockSuede  @justin_mia  Betcha Barry Amenema has at least one in his closet . . .
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 18:47:45
 @OkcBaby Redd is a free agent, so we would have to trade cook in a seperate deal, it would probably work better if we could trade for redd
ILikePancakes
2012-08-23 18:47:53
I'M  PUMPED FOR THE SEASON ALREADY, THIS YEAR'S GONNA BE SPECIAL, LEZZGO
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 18:48:26
 @Allen Iverson from one chucker to another
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 18:57:35
 @TaoMaas  @Old Man Game He has LMA potential.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 19:00:13
 @justin_mia  @OkcBaby Hmm, to me cooks D was much better than his first year which was terrible.
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 19:01:16
 @justin_mia It's weird how we haven't had that guy who can be counted on to torch it when open. If Hollis Thompson ever actually makes the roster long term maybe he can be that guy. 
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 19:01:54
 @justin_mia  @Old Man Game to his credit, we probably don't win game 5 against the spurs without cook. ( just about his only contribution in the playoffs)
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 19:02:13
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @TaoMaas I feel like he could be some sort of unholy combination of Aldridge and KD. 
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 19:02:47
 @Old Man Game  @justin_mia I think thompson will be huge for us because of his size.
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 19:04:53
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @justin_mia I want to give him a chance and see what he can do. It is strange to me how many people on here are ready to jettison the kid for washed up vets on bad knees and ankles who'll be more expensive. Maybe he sucks but let's give him a look and see what we see.  
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 19:06:09
 @Old Man Game  @TaoMaas That would be awesome!
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 19:07:03
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @Old Man Game  @justin_mia harden and cook both improved their defense enough to get minutes and then stopped working on it, cook fell out of the rotation because of fisher and a terrible slump
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 19:11:33
 @OBoymuzik  @Old Man Game  @justin_mia  That sounds about right.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 19:14:59
Anyone hear of the Kinds possibly moving to VA beach? Sorry if I'm late.
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 19:15:02
 @Old Man Game  @MisterJohnsonOKC  @justin_mia Lol we're not the spurs yet, I don't think we can take an undrafted guy and make him a contributer in his rookie year
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 19:17:38
 @OBoymuzik  Only one way to find out. 
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 19:23:00
 @MisterJohnsonOKC Those words don't make sense to me.  Are the Kinds a band? 
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 19:24:50
 @Old Man Game  @MisterJohnsonOKC Kings*    I saw the story today, didn't read the details
Jokazc
2012-08-23 19:27:42
 @OkcBaby I guess the only PG in the league that I like as much as Westbrook
OkcBaby
2012-08-23 19:30:13
 @Jokazc Probably because they are the same caliber
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 19:30:53
 @Old Man Game mybad, meant to say kings.
Jokazc
2012-08-23 19:33:56
 @OkcBaby maybe...but the question-who is better DRose or RW?let the discussion begin !
OkcBaby
2012-08-23 19:35:30
 @Jokazc You could argue both.  Thats like whos a better rapper Biggie or 2pac
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 19:37:40
 @MisterJohnsonOKC Oh. But "The Kinds" does sound like an India band. 
novelisticbee0
2012-08-23 19:39:45
Via Perry Jones' Twitter:  "Driving by this kid shooting outside named Ty, I wanted to shoot but He didn't believe I was me.. That's crazy"   I can only imagine that kids face. Lol
Jokazc
2012-08-23 19:39:49
 @OkcBaby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFKoab7hU2U just awesome  Only thing I dont like is that DRose have about 6 mil fans on facebook,while KD just 3....
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 19:41:31
 @novelisticbee0 Perry Jones the 3rd aka KD the 2nd (but not as good)
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 19:44:37
 @novelisticbee0 I wonder what city he was in when this happened? 
Old Man Game
2012-08-23 19:46:07
 @OBoymuzik  @novelisticbee0 Hey if he's a poor man's KD we'll be doing damn good. 
justin_mia
2012-08-23 19:52:51
 @Old Man Game  @MisterJohnsonOKC  @TaoMaas I don't see the kind of consistent shooting stroke that LMA and KD both have / had even when they were in college.  Both have some reach advantage over Jones, as well.  Jones seems to play smaller than he is, he plays more like a 3 even if he has 4 size. As it stands I wouldn't put his ceiling as high as LMA, I like DX's Rudy Gay best case.
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 19:58:17
 @justin_mia  @Old Man Game  @MisterJohnsonOKC  @TaoMaas his size is very confusing to me, one minute i see him and he looks huge, the next he looks skinny and more like 6ft 8 instead of 6 ft 11...It will be interesting to see how he develops and how we develop him. 
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 20:03:29
 @Old Man Game i'm just worried about a scenario where maynor isn't the player that he was, Reggie hasn't improved like we expect him to and we've given up on cook. i don't know what michael redd is looking for in terms of playing time, but if he's fine being the 9th man or something on a contender than i'm interested in him. doesn't mean for sure hollis would be the one to go, maybe presti could trick someone into taking lazar for nothing
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 20:05:49
 @Old Man Game maybe the suns, it looks like they're trying to put together a team of underachieving former timberwolves and under appreciated former rockets
Jameswade99
2012-08-23 20:11:19
It's my wife's birthday tomorrow and she's going to be 29. When I tell people how old she is they look at me weird and say things like, "Wow she's young.". I know what they're thinking. They're thinking I robbed the cradle or something, but damn. I'm only 32. Do I really look that old?!? I need to do something about this.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 20:13:19
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzik  @novelisticbee0 I'm hoping he's a poor mans KD mixed with a poor man's LMA.
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-23 20:21:56
 @Jameswade99 Jack Handy's blog is the next door down. Don't feel bad though, happens to us all the time.
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-23 20:24:55
 @cemitten  @BrockSuede  @justin_mia uberprints.com !!!1!!!
shiki
2012-08-23 20:27:04
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzik  @novelisticbee0 his eyes are poor edition T-mac
dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW!
2012-08-23 20:32:30
You have to rebuild your team right now and your only choices to build around our LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love, who do you pick?
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 20:35:17
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW! how big of a rebuild?
dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW!
2012-08-23 20:36:06
 @OBoymuzik Sonics of 2006
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 20:37:33
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW! i don't think either would work, LMA would be 30 by the team the team has a chance to be good and Love is already disgruntled by not being in the playoffs. I'd take love and trade him
areayewhy
2012-08-23 20:37:52
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW! can i trade both for draft picks?
Jerrick Tram
2012-08-23 20:38:19
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW!  @OBoymuzik Love is more versatile on offense and a monster rebounder. But Aldridge doesn't really have any flaws. He can shoot the mid-range jumper, rebound, block shots, makes his free throws, and has a great post game. I'm siding with Aldridge on this one
dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW!
2012-08-23 20:39:52
In a vacuum, would you rather have LMA or Harden in OKC?
Lost Ones
2012-08-23 20:40:28
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW! Ill take LMA because he can play PF/C  but he's not a #1 option neither is love tbh
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 20:42:06
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW! can LMA guard howard?
justin_mia
2012-08-23 20:42:10
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW! Love, easily.
justin_mia
2012-08-23 20:42:17
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW! As the team is constructed?  Probably Harden.  
justin_mia
2012-08-23 20:44:32
This is based solely on age, though.  LMA is definitely better right now but I don't see him improving much more, if at all.  LMA / Serge would be an interesting front court.  Serge makes too much to be benched though.  Can that duo work out up front against big teams?  Aldrige is not good on the boards.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 20:44:51
 @Jameswade99 Don't worry about it man, I'm only 24 and a lot of people think I'm in my 30s.
justin_mia
2012-08-23 20:45:08
 @Jerrick Tram  @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW!  @OBoymuzik His flaw is that he's soft and not good on the boards.  Also he's older and less likely to improve.
Lost Ones
2012-08-23 20:45:42
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW! If we could shed Harden and Perkins I would choose LMA
Lost Ones
2012-08-23 20:46:36
 @justin_mia  perkins isn't either....
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 20:46:42
 @Lost Ones  @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW! @justin_mia i think LMA would hate playing with KD to be honest
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 20:47:03
 @justin_mia I think an LMA / Perk frontcourt would work great. Perk needs someone next to him that can score. LMA / Perk I believe would cover eachother's weaknesses up pretty well. Aside from rebounding that is, but we are a terrible rebounding team anyway. Ibaka would be gone in any trade for LMA, also Harden.
Crow
2012-08-23 20:47:57
Perry Jones' agent is the same as Thabeet's. Is that significant? Probably not but the GM - agent game is under-reported, under analyzed. Swaps of favors can be important.   Only player that agent Billy Duffy (a top 7 agent on total salary represented) has who is marquee is Steve Nash. I think they are going to try to develop Jones into more than just a role player.
justin_mia
2012-08-23 20:48:13
Portland fans will tell you that Aldridge is much improved on defense.  I dunno about that. 
justin_mia
2012-08-23 20:49:03
 @Lost Ones Perkins had BY FAR his worst year on the boards and he was still better on the defensive boards than Aldridge.
justin_mia
2012-08-23 20:49:44
 @Lost Ones BTW I'm still hoping the rebounding was a fluke for Perkins but with his injury history I dunno.
Crow
2012-08-23 20:53:07
 @Crow Perry Jones' stats in 2016-7 and what city he is playing in? I dunno, but do you have a guess?
Lost Ones
2012-08-23 20:53:29
 @justin_mia true, but i perdict perkins to continue to regress it's not a outlier imo 
Lost Ones
2012-08-23 20:54:07
 @justin_mia all we can do is hope, but with him sustaining a multitude of injuries im not so optimistic on him.
dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW!
2012-08-23 20:54:13
 @Crow I have no idea the city because it's so far out. I'd be willing to say 9-15 ppg and 4-6 rebounds
shiki
2012-08-23 20:55:26
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW! LMA.he didn't shoot those fxxking 3s
Lost Ones
2012-08-23 20:57:15
 @justin_mia eh.... idk he is playing out of position. 
Lost Ones
2012-08-23 20:57:44
 @Crow he seems to be a small city type boy
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 20:59:51
 @Crow if the lakers aren't contenders after Nash and Kobe are done he'll be here and ibaka will be playing center, no clue on his number though get back to me at all star break
Crow
2012-08-23 21:02:07
 @OBoymuzik will be interesting to see if he is accepted into the inner circle or not.
Crow
2012-08-23 21:02:29
 @OBoymuzik he could take shots from them
Crow
2012-08-23 21:04:41
 @OBoymuzik will the players still be all about the team and brothers when their shots and pts start going down? and when Presti perhaps says they have to take less on the next contracts?
Crow
2012-08-23 21:04:59
 @OBoymuzik the3rd deals
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 21:06:06
 @Crow maybe ibaka, perk and cole won't like him taking shots, but look at Cook every time he's in the game Russ, KD and Harden pass it to him a million times..i think KD and Russ especially will love it if he can help carry the load scoring, Russ and KD sometimes have to urge thabo to "shoot the ******* ball" and give the ball to perk a few times a game out of courtesy 
Crow
2012-08-23 21:06:33
 @OBoymuzik maybe
Crow
2012-08-23 21:07:35
 @OBoymuzik but what if jones gets more shots than ibaka is his 2nd year?
Crow
2012-08-23 21:09:08
 @OBoymuzik but what if jones in his 2nd year gets more shots than ibaka?
BrockSuede
2012-08-23 21:34:53
 @ILikePancakes  Explain.
OBoyzOld Man
2012-08-23 21:37:59
 @OkcBaby   Pulling for D Rose to make a full recovery.  Hope the Bulls will bring him back slowly.  I've torn my R ACL 3 times.  It sucks.  
OBoyzOld Man
2012-08-23 21:40:23
 @OBoymuzik  @justin_mia  @Old Man Game  @MisterJohnsonOKC  @TaoMaas  Kind of like KD.
OBoyzOld Man
2012-08-23 21:42:35
 @OkcBaby Appreciate DC's contributions, but think his time has passed.  Doesn't seem to really be a team guy. I say move his contract if the opportunity arises.  Heck, I'd take Royal Ivey straight up at vet's  minimum in place of DC.
MostJadedGamer
2012-08-23 21:47:17
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW!  Is this even a serious question? Love by a 100 miles. Love is the 4th best player in the NBA
thunderatom
2012-08-23 21:47:17
 @dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW!  @Crow if he's only grabbing 6 rebounds then i dont think he's seeing the floor enough to score 15 points. 
OBoyzOld Man
2012-08-23 21:50:08
 @ThunderChick2010   You nailed it.  KD never regains his basketball skills, retires from the NBA, moves to the Congo to volunteer teach, meets one of Serge's 10 sisters, falls in love, etc, etc,happily ever after.
OBoyzOld Man
2012-08-23 21:56:04
 @justin_mia  @BrockSuede  @TempBoy Brandon Is it okay if I just come as myself ?  Just close your eyes, you'll recognize the voice.  I'm considering auditioning as the new THunder PA guy.  Would take March of the Penguins to a whole new level.
El Prez
2012-08-23 22:03:46
 @Jameswade99 Three years age difference is no big deal. I'm four years older than my wife and it was never an issue at all. If you take care of yourself..your best sexual performance years are still in front of you--and you won't have to be popping Viagra or Aspire 36 ...24/7. These are the type of questions I love tackling on the DT Adult Penthouse Forum. Walk up to your wife first thing tomorrow morning and remind her how lucky she is to have an experienced man who knows how to turn and twist the knobs and buttons. Your wife doesn't sound like Diane Lane or Demi Moore to me...so quit fretting the age difference.   DT Adult Penthouse Form Senior Editor/ Dr. El Prez
DennisBerry
2012-08-23 23:02:40
I am really going to put together a game for just us DailyThunderers. My Lawton/Elgin fans chapter game has been way more of a success than I expected. I am going to try to get us a premium game and the US Cellular Box. Tickets are $100 in there but still with meal, drink, shirt, some unique "fan experience" (usually an on court photo after game) and it's in the lower level. At worst, I'll get the Summit Box which is upper level but only $50. We all gotta get together and talk shit in person while at a game  
El Prez
2012-08-23 23:24:36
What if you put all  us together in person and it's an epic fail with everybody hating each other after spending ten minutes together in person? Have you considered this as a possible outcome of this social experiment of yours?
DennisBerry
2012-08-23 23:27:04
 @El Prez Well then we can hide our hate in person, and wait til we get home to get on our internets and start talking shit to each other.
Jameswade99
2012-08-23 23:27:24
@DennisBerry How many tickets at $100 per are we talking about?
DennisBerry
2012-08-23 23:27:35
http://www.nba.com/thunder/gallery/jones_rookie-shoot The NBA's coolest 2012 rookie. The TMAC resemblance is uncanny.
DennisBerry
2012-08-23 23:29:21
 @Jameswade99  @DennisBerry Either 34 or 68. The summit box is 50 or 60 for a "premium game," US Cellular box I can get for 100 or 110 for a premium game, and either we still the free meal, drinks, shirts, and a fan experience. There's other fan experiences but they are impossible to get and most are for kids
Jameswade99
2012-08-23 23:30:37
@DennisBerry Ok. Put me down for at least 2 tickets.
justin_mia
2012-08-23 23:31:45
Just get some booze going around as social lubrication and everything will be A-OK.
DennisBerry
2012-08-23 23:33:19
 @justin_mia as long as it isn't a sausage fest. Somebody bring their wife or girlfriend. Too many balls in the same room always ends poorly. Just one female around changes the whole mood.
DennisBerry
2012-08-23 23:35:32
 @justin_mia and a stripper. I think since we're in a box/suite, anything goes. Im'ma scoop something off backpage to give us all handies under the table.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 23:37:48
 @El Prez I just think that some people will be a lot less "hateful" in person. People get big and brave over the internet.
DennisBerry
2012-08-23 23:44:46
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @El Prez I heard you was 6'6 player
OBoymuzik
2012-08-23 23:54:35
 @DennisBerry either the coolest or the highest, i haven't decided yet
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 23:55:57
 @DennisBerry  @El Prez I'm 64 but 6'5 on a good day (depends on the shoes) lol.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-23 23:56:17
 @DennisBerry  @El Prez I'm 6'4 but 6'5 on a good day (depends on the shoes) lol.
DennisBerry
2012-08-23 23:56:19
http://youtu.be/ZH_B1mJrbew Perry Jones knees won't last? In this video NBA rookies dunk on cardboard cutouts of Steven A Smith and Skip Bayless. Guess who does the best dunk, it being a windmill?
Serge_Protector
2012-08-24 00:05:24
 @DennisBerry looks like i'll have to take multiple trips to OKC?
DennisBerry
2012-08-24 00:07:58
 @Serge_Protector I talk to the group sales rep tomorrow. I'll see if I can get the 6th.
DennisBerry
2012-08-24 00:10:23
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @El Prez you dunking on fools pleighboi?  
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-24 00:11:00
 @DennisBerry  @El Prez Not if I want my knee caps.
Serge_Protector
2012-08-24 00:11:18
 @DennisBerry or the 31st of Jan
Serge_Protector
2012-08-24 00:16:22
 @DennisBerry but wait Golden State or Memphis arent premium games. Just get the best game date possible. I'll see if i can go to both or pick between the game on the 4th or whenever the DT get together is.
DennisBerry
2012-08-24 00:23:44
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @El Prez Weak sauce. I haven't done so myself in like 3 yrs. I'm looking like a shorter Tractor Traylor right now, like I can be one of the Klumps or something and needless to say gravity seems to be a big fan of mine
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-08-24 00:33:01
 @DennisBerry  @El Prez Same thing bro, haven't dunked a ball since HS.
DennisBerry
2012-08-24 01:08:57
 @Tricia_Status Only right. I went to NYC 2 times in summer of 2009. Thought it was gonna be the mecca of streetball, busters call the weakest fouls. If I wasn't 1600 miles away from home and alone, I would've fought some of those dudes over the weakness they were calling. And this was in QUEENS!!
thelaughingwiseman
2012-08-24 01:29:42
*Walk's into the board*  Hmmm, seems kinda empty.  HELLO!!!  HELLo  HELlo  HEllo  Hello helllo hell hel he h...  Anything special going on with the thunder?
tygablood
2012-08-24 02:21:05
 @El Prez  @Jameswade99 wtf
Tequila or Failure
2012-08-24 02:32:24
Probably been said prior but had serge spent a couple of weeks w/Hakeem this summer instead of riding the pine for Spain, Serge & the thunder would have been much better served. An aside, just read today's bolts & apparently kaman & brand are top shelf rim protectors who can keep our guys out of the lane. Espn Dallas is smokin something.
TaoMaas
2012-08-24 05:32:55
 @ThunderWins  @justin_mia  @Jokazc   The Perk trade marked the point where we changed into the team everyone else wanted to be.  That's why the Lakers have revamped their team.  I don't think they'd be doing that if we were still starting Nenad and Uncle Jeff.  Don't forget that Serge becoming a starter is also part of the Perk trade.  If Green were still here, does anyone think Coach Brooks wouldn't still be starting him?
ILikePancakes
2012-08-24 07:16:39
Kevin Durant   @KDTrey5 Thinking about dropping a mix tape...need producers and features..i ain't playing lol    
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-24 07:25:49
 @Tricia_Status  @DennisBerry T-163 days until Tricia_Status comes to OKC?  :)
dancassidy35/FreeFestusFromGSW!
2012-08-24 08:18:47
 @MostJadedGamer Love is definitely not the fourth best player in the league
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-24 08:51:30
 @DennisBerry Mrs Jax and I would be interested.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-24 08:52:41
All the cool people were at the midnight showing of Thunderstruck.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-24 09:00:45
 @thelaughingwiseman  And Jax was there too.  :)
EatSleepThunder
2012-08-24 09:04:01
If we do lose harden, maybe PJ III could replace him so we still have our team beard factor (a very important and under rated stat) http://www.nba.com/thunder/gallery/jones_rookie-shoot?page=3
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-24 09:04:10
 @ThunderChick2010  lol!   It was nice meeting the half delirious thunderchick family of giggles.   And Tempboy Brandon and I have a mutual friend. One degree of separation - take THAT Kevin Bacon.   Lastly, paging f5alcon - weren't you there? I admit, it was a dark theater, so I may be mistaken. 
f5alcon
2012-08-24 09:19:40
 @Jax Raging Bile Duct  No I did not go, I can't stay out that late on a weeknight.
thunderatom
2012-08-24 09:33:23
 @ILikePancakes  he doesnt have anything on stephen jackson tho 
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-24 09:37:16
 @f5alcon Okay good. I'm glad I didn't chase impostor f5alcon down then. At 2am I was hardly able to say my own name, let alone explain to some poor guy that I though he was an Internet dude that I thought I knew.
f5alcon
2012-08-24 09:48:51
 @Jax Raging Bile Duct Dang, my dopplerganger has returned,lol. Yeah I think I am going tonight or sunday. 
Jooseppi
2012-08-24 09:48:56
 @ILikePancakes  Hey, @OBoymuzik , he's talking to you. 
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-24 09:56:04
 @EatSleepThunder   What's with the chartreuse background?
erics
2012-08-24 10:09:40
@ThunderChick2010 @EatSleepThunder As a guy, I'd be inclined to call it "yellow"...
D@nny
2012-08-24 10:47:31
So how was the movie, midnight goers?   I'm going this evening.
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-24 10:52:00
 @D@nny Well it's been ages since I've seen a kids movie, but it seemed like any other kids movie to me. Cute kids, silly adults, and a moral to the story.   I mean, we all stood at the end wanting to chant "Oscar! Oscar!" but the movie was so gripping we couldn't utter a word and just exited in silence.
Jooseppi
2012-08-24 11:10:07
 @EatSleepThunder Jones projects to have a poor beard factor. Didn't show much in college. I'd say that is a highly optimistic hypothetical. 
EatSleepThunder
2012-08-24 11:17:47
 @Jooseppi I disagree, he has shown decent beard factor potential in college. With the right teammates and if he fills out his beard frame, he may turn into a good beard factor contributor.
duhsweetness
2012-08-24 11:19:47
Everyone should have Instagram for the simple fact that Cole's latest picture is of him petting a baby lion.   
Landstander
2012-08-24 11:23:14
 @Jax Raging Bile Duct  @DennisBerry  Mrs. Landstander and I would also be interested.
Jooseppi
2012-08-24 11:23:35
 @EatSleepThunder I dunno. It seems like a lot of it mental. Wait and see, I guess. 
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-24 11:23:43
Almost noon with no bolts. Royce must watched a midnight movie and slept in or something.
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2012-08-24 11:24:07
Almost noon with no bolts. Royce must have watched a midnight movie till 2am and slept in or something.
erics
2012-08-24 11:47:49
@Jooseppi @EatSleepThunder We need to send him to Kimbo Slice to train for a couple weeks before the season starts.
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-24 11:52:46
 @Jax Raging Bile Duct  @D@nny  @nny  My favorite line was the coach's sage advice to the team: "Don't suck!"  And that pretty much describes the movie for me . . . it didn't suck despite the high potential for doing so.  KD looked good and OKC looked good, except the crowd scenes weren't the Loud City-proud variety I've often experienced.  As expected, they highlighted some of KD's well-known character--the hard work/talent quote and a hug scene with momma (just for El Prez).  But they also managed (maybe somewhat unintentionally) to fit in a bit of inside Thunder stuff--like the "lunch table" and playing with your heart.    I agree with what Brandon wrote yesterday . . . it's like a big love letter to the Thunder/OKC.  And, like love letters, it's plenty corny but endearing.  Find some kiddos and go see it.  :)
erics
2012-08-24 11:54:01
http://dailythunder.com/2012/08/friday-bolts-8-24-12/
f5alcon
2012-08-24 11:54:03
 @ThunderChick2010  Going with random children might be a bad idea, they might think you are a pervert
ThunderChick2010
2012-08-24 11:58:19
 @f5alcon  Sure . . . and there are some people around here who probably aren't allowed around children.  jk -- sort of.
D@nny
2012-08-24 12:22:31
 @ThunderChick2010 Sure, they play with their hearts: but does anybody rebound with their soul? More soulful rebounding, please.