Forum Blue and Gold on the Thunder: “The Thunder have been winning their way out of the highest of picks recently, having gone 5-5 in their last 10 games — and half of those were without Durant, who was injured. Credit this year for the Thunder doing this year what last year’s Sonics did not — just turn the thing over to the kids. Let Green and Westbrook and Durant learn the hard way, but get burn and learn. As evidenced by recent games, they are learning.”
A very entertaining article on Kevin Durant in the Washington Post: “Banned from bowling because of a sprained right ankle, Kevin Durant was at the back of a bowling alley here in the Bricktown area of downtown one recent evening, doing what he usually does when he’s not playing basketball — playing the Xbox video game “NBA 2K9.” Durant clicked his video game controller and, with the regularity of the falling pins, confused his opponent, 13-year-old Alex Lemcke, by repeating the words, “Slap that.” It wasn’t trash talk so much as a way to motivate Durant through what turned out to be a more competitive than expected game. After nervously watching Lemcke’s computer-generated Kobe Bryant miss a potential game-tying three-pointer, the real life Durant celebrated his close win by quietly pumping his fist. Then he high-fived Lemcke. The slapping — Durant’s word for “beating” — was complete.” I must say the line, “Durant actually likes Oklahoma City…” is a little strange. Actually?
Thabo checked in at No. 5 in SportsCenter’s Top 10 and got some love from other outlets with his swat of Kobe. Roll the footage!
The LA Times Lakers Blog asks if Oklahomans get tired of Oklahoma! the song. That’s like asking if Americans get tired of the Star Spangled Banner. You don’t really notice singing and hearing it over and over because it’s just kind of part of you. Plus, it’s kind of catchy. Keep Reading…