Dime asks who’s better: Kevin Durant or Danny Granger: “He’s 6-10 and was put on Earth to shoot jumpers. Is there a better combination than that? People say that LeBron James is the toughest guy to guard in the League right now, and I’d probably agree with that. But within a couple of years, I honestly think it’s going to be Kevin Durant. First of all, he’s still as physically mature as a cub. There’s something awkward about KD when he’s walking in the street – he’s still 2-3 years away from being as fully coordinated as he will become. So what will happen when he becomes a touch more explosive, a bit more fluid, and most importantly, more confident going to the basket? Pair that with his already automatic jumper, and what do you have? At Danny Granger’s age (25), KD will be the next Kobe Bryant.”
The Blowtorch lists players he thinks he could beat in a fight and two Thunder-ers made his list: “This is me. I am 6 feet 5 inches tall, and I weigh around 220 pounds. I am 25 years old. According to this 2006 survey, I’m just about the average NBA player, except the 4ish years of experience. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to be called up from the Glendale Heights Park District Men’s A League. I’m surprised, too. I’m pretty even-keeled. I don’t have a terrible temper, but I also won’t back down from a confrontation. Two Sundays ago, I nearly started a riot at my men’s league game, due to an intentional foul. While I’m not actively seeking out fights, if someone were to start one with me, I’m going to defend myself. Of course, I’m a genial fellow, so I haven’t been in a legitmate fight since 4th grade when I beat up Mike Punkachar in my living room.”
Bill Simmons had The Soup’s Joel McHale on the B.S. Report and they talk Sonics. Big ups to Joel McHale. They start the Sonic talking at about 27:30.
Ping-pong derby: “The Thunder might have surprised itself with some rollicking performance through January and February, but that hasn’t allowed OKC to climb out of the Dungeon of Suck. After back-to-back wins over the Kings and Blazers early this month, Oklahoma City has reeled off six straight losses against an admittedly tough schedule. It actually does get a bit easier soon.” Keep Reading…