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@Tvaddic Yeah...he might have stayed one more year....tops.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
@GlendaGonzales I'm just saying that it's a bit foolish to try to portray it as a bad thing that the Thunder had someone on their team last year who one of the greatest coaches in the history of the game chose to be the coach of the team he's GMing, ya know? If Phil Jackson thinks Fish is a good person to talk to players, who the f*ck are we to think otherwise?
5 days, 14 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Captain KD
@GlendaGonzales So....no team sports, right?
@ThunderWins Wut....we haven't already? WTH?
@GlendaGonzales And...how much organized sports have you really played? LOL
@DCTransplant I would love to have the old Lamar on our team. The current version?....eh, not so much.
5 days, 19 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Captain KD
Quick note to Nate Scott: Lebron left and won 2 titles....KD left and (if we follow your scenario) came home a loser (assuming OKC doesn't win one). One is a winner returning to do the same in his hometown...the other is a loser, coming home with his tail between his legs. Which side to you really see KD choosing?
6 days, 21 hours ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.24.14
Was busy yesterday so I'm just now getting to comment. That Wilbon/Kornheiser exchange is SO amateur! I know it makes a great story to think that KD will return to D.C....especially when you work for a network that has it's head buried in Lebron's rear end...but I don't think one assistant coach from 10 years ago is going to make one iota of difference. I'm a lot more worried about NYC with Fish, Phil Jackson, Brian Keefe, and Melo. That's a crowd that KD could feel comfortable with...and even moreso if they start winning like Fish and Phil seem to think.
1 week, 5 days ago on Friday Bolts – 7.18.14
That's a hell of a gamble. lol You're only risking the success of the franchise if you're wrong.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Thunder assistant coach Brian Keefe joining Knicks
I would worry more about this if they hadn't allowed him to play in Summer League. But since they had the surgery planned...and let him play anyway...that leads me to believe that this surgery wasn't a major area of concern. Even with Perry's history of knee problems, this doesn't strike me as being the typically over-cautious Thunder way. I think it's no big deal.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Perry Jones undergoes an arthroscopic knee procedure
I'm hoping Jackson/Morrow will be a variation of Jackson/Martin...only with a more confident, skilled Reggie and a more consistent shooter as his sidekick.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Bolts – 7.14.14
@Lost Ones I think losing Keefe may be more important than people think. I also think Fish knew exactly who to go get to help build the Knicks' case for attracting KD when the time comes.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on What the Thunder are adding in Anthony Morrow
Isn't this the guy who has worked with KD, dating back to his Sonics' days? This might be a bigger loss than it appears on the surface.
Edited to add: Yeah, he's who I was thinking of.
"Carlesimo had hired Keefe before the Thunder moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City, and Brooks kept him on after he succeeded Carlesimo.
"He was the first guy I worked out with for the team," Durant said. "We've just had a close connection since then. Every summer, he works with me. Every practice. Every game, we're together. It's just over the years, I've just gotten more and more comfortable with him. And it's hard for me to open up to people that easy, so it took a while. But he gets on me.'"
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Thunder assistant coach Brian Keefe joining Knicks
@ashar00f Too bad Fish is trying to build a team of his own these days, otherwise the simplest thing would be to just have Pau talk to Fish about what it's like to play for the Thunder.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Summer Thoughts: Thunder 98, Nets 84
I agree with Royce that Perry's handle looks much improved and that he's being more assertive. Now, if he can just continue this into the regular season, we may have something! When Perry attacks the basket, to me, he looks a step quicker and more athletic than everyone else. I think that's always been there, but he lacked faith in his abilities. I also agree with Royce about Adams. He looks like he doesn't really belong. And truthfully...he doesn't. LOL
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Summer Thoughts: 76ers 84, Thunder 73
@Julius F Wrek I have a hard time believing that another team is so hot-to-trot on Lin that they'll sit still on a deal with Houston until Houston can see if they get Melo or Lebron. If it's true, they must be selling Lin for dirt-cheap.
1 month ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: White Thunder
@GlendaGonzales Get over yourself! LOL You aren't a fraction of what you think you are! Nobody gives a rats ass about what you used to be! LOL LOL I was simply commenting on those who think McGary testing positive for pot was some big negative. There were 3 names listed in my reply, but you think it's aimed at you. Get a f*ckin' clue!
@GlendaGonzales @GREENE1148 @International Man of Mystery
Jeez...it's not like McGary is Michael Beasley! And even if he does smoke...so what? Frankly, I kinda think KD does, too. Presti doesn't really gamble, so I think he's done his homework on this one and had decided that it wasn't an issue.
I don't think Miami has anything we need more than Perk. At this point, we've weathered the storm of Perk's contract and are on the downhill side. Plus, we may have already seen how best to use him and Adams in the post-season.
1 month ago on Report: Pat Riley and the Heat want Kendrick Perkins
@Durantacula "Why would you leave a championship contending team that is set up to compete for another 8+ years for a team that is unproven?"
That's what I keep asking! So Fish is in NYC. Good for him. Uncle Jeff is in Boston, the Beard is in Houston, and KD is from the D.C. area. All are things KD likes...like the Knicks, none are title contenders. I think a lot of this speculation is just wishful thinking.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 6.12.14
@GlendaGonzales Not even a doorknob with 35+ years of media experience? LOL Yeah...
@kd35trey+1 Speaking of less-informed statements...care to point out the team who spent big on free agents this year who is in the finals? Is San Antonio really what anybody considers a big market? Uh...no. Market size attracts "players" of the non-NBA kind. Winning attracts players of the NBA kind.
@GlendaGonzales But still, they make sure to get it right before publishing it.
Why do these writers keep thinking that KD will leave OKC if he doesn't win a championship here...while basing their opinions on very NON-championship reasons?
You don't know that. All you know is that he soft-hands it in public. Would you rather be shamed in front of God and everyone or in private?
2 months ago on Friday Bolts – 5.30.14
Are you the type of guy who beats your kids at Wal Mart? LOL
I also think PJ is the closest we have to matching up to him, but I still think Diaw has a fairly large edge in experience, not to mention the weight advantage.
2 months ago on Spurs push the Thunder to the brink, 117-89
I think Diaw is an x-factor in this series. We don't have anyone who matches up well with him...and the dude can play! Not well enough to take over a game, but enough to make a difference. These are two very good teams. Their regular season records over the last few years bears that out. Ultimately, I think the Thunder are the better team because of KD and Russ. As Barkley keeps saying, they're 2 nuclear bombs that can go off at any time. When it's one of those nights, the other guys might as well pack it in and get out their fishing rods. But you can't count on that happening 4 out of 7 games in the post-season. Stars cancel out stars and it becomes more about the rest of the team. I think the reason every game has been a blow-out is because the Thunder and Spurs are both sharks. The first one who bleeds sets off a feeding frenzy and gets eaten.
I was wondering what Pop would do in a few years when Duncan and Manu are gone. The fantasy side of me wondered if he'd want to come to OKC to coach another trio of All Stars.
2 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Bolts – 5.21.14
MJ and Pippen did have Dennis Rodman behind them...usually considered the best defensive player in the NBA at that time. Skip's getting old. His memory is slipping.
2 months, 1 week ago on Tuesday Bolts – 5.20.14
If someone would have told us ahead of time that Russ was going to get hurt in the playoffs, I'm sure Brooks would have played Lamb more. But the whole plan with taking KMart on a rental deal was to make a run at a championship last year...not develop rookies.
2 months, 1 week ago on Five thoughts about the Thunder without Serge Ibaka
@azcrill Would he be open to taking less on a 2 year contract to play with KD and Russ?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Five thoughts about the Thunder without Serge Ibaka
@KDMVP @Butterfingers Yeah...that might work on Lebron, but KD can do that all day long.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoon: Mr. Perfect
@Butterfingers I think Fish will get the job...and more power to him! I just hope Jackson will give him enough rope to learn. Phil's not stupid. I think he will. We just have to make sure Fish doesn't take any of our coaches with him! lol
@Old Man Game @Jooseppi Pfffttt...Parker is playing. If not the first game, certainly the ones after. He's not going to go "fishing" over something like this.
Someone teach Perry to say, "Lez go...lez go...lez go"...and let's get on with this thing! The King is dead...long live the king!
@Kong Lambchop Did you just use the term "sound logic" when talking about an article on Bleacher Report?
@durantulous I could be wrong, but I keep seeing Caron on Diaw.
@Spike Bonze Right...they don't want the play called correctly. The Clippers just want the refs to screw us, instead of them.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Thunder close the Clippers in six, 104-98
@thelaughingwiseman This makes me think of Kuato in Total Recall.
It's okay. We're going to win a championship this year, then our coach will be considered a good one, too. lol
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Double trouble
I disagree with Tramel that the Clippers have the mental edge now. Outside of Game 1, they've looked very much like a team that could have been swept by the Thunder. Not sure how you can take much joy in that.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Bolts – 5.12.14
We kinda forgot Reggie was out there towards the end of the game. I think he could have solved some of those empty possessions. Also, during the year, our versatility was one of our strengths...but now, when the Clippers have played their stars virtually the entire game, we don't throw fresh legs at them. I think I might have trusted Perry to guard Crawford, provide some energy, and maybe hit a 3 for us. Due to Russ' injury, this year gave us the opportunity to give real minutes to our young guys. That's an advantage we're not using.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder collapse and let the Clippers back in it, 101-99
@Old Man Game I wouldn't even be comfortable trading Nick if we were going to shut down the franchise! lol No...I think Nick has a home for as long as he wants it....and I think Presti trusts him to be smart enough not to overstay his welcome.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Moms
@GREENE1148 Yeah...Adams, Jerrett, and Dre all would have been so much better off to have stayed in school, developed their skills and draft prospects, and been taken by some team that doesn't even make the playoffs. lol
@ifthatswatusaybruh I'm hoping Brooks imposes a curfew until the guys get back to OKC. We don't need them staying out until the wee hours tonight. Got an early game tomorrow. There'll be plenty of time to party their booties off in a few weeks.
@AIaska I've always liked Kerr, but he has to show me something first to prove he's worth that much. Of course, maybe he's just setting a price that makes the headaches of coaching worth giving up his tv gig. lol
@Julius F Wrek There was a point where Blake set a screen on Reggie, but threw a hard forearm into him as he went past. That's why Reggie was holding his chest. It was a bitch move and totally uncalled for. Should have been a flagrant foul.
@Julius F Wrek lol That's a good way of looking at it! I like that.
@JeremyLambsBreath Right! Allen doesn't whine. He makes his living as a pest and he doesn't try to pretend to be something he's not.