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@Julius F Wrek @Perry Faction Get Ray Allen if he doesn't follow Lebron!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Kevin Martin trade exception expires today
@KatieLL I"m a Thunder fan in Toronto... does anyone really tolerate Maple Leaf Sports?
1 year, 8 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Taiwanese Ibakanimation
@blueRAP We want transparency!
1 year, 9 months ago on TGR 92: A dose of reality or just a season lowlight?
What is with the 5 possibles as guards/wings? We need a big. A solid, rebounding big that can score on a more-than-rare basis.
1 year, 9 months ago on Deadline thoughts, and five potential targets
I like the new design.. But, I still think DT needs a better blog interface (read app or something) for smartphones
1 year, 9 months ago on No overtime needed: Thunder stomp the Mavs, 112-91
@yarkmu Their inability to catch regularly disappoints me, too. I think they've got a case of Kwame hands.
1 year, 9 months ago on Grizzlies vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
@FredGSanford The best part is the kid at the end that was hoping for a high five.
I never liked Pepsi.
1 year, 10 months ago on Thunder vs. Nuggets: Pregame Primer
@GervinReincarnated No, we should win this game because we SHOULD WIN THIS GAME. I'm not worried about LA.
I just want to see at least 2 consecutive possessions without hearing a whistle.
The letter of the law.
I'm glad Russ is getting some FTAs, but I mean, this game kind of sucks!
Bring on Krstic!
I can't stand this Denver commentator saying "Ibaka is over the backa" anymore.
Why is that a flagrant? If you've got the ball and swing your elbows and hit someone in the face, isn't that normally just an offensive foul? Perk was just clearing space after the rebound. (This is without addressing the flop).
@MJOKC @dollarbillrussell Doesn't getting blocked show up on box scores as missed FGA?
Please Sam, see what you can do about getting a big (read: Center) that is a somewhat consistent scoring threat.
Denver commentator: "Perkins struggles to score in a gym by himself." ...*sigh*...
@novelisticbee0 That doesn't make me want to buy his shoes.
@see-mittens OOh, forgot about Kaman!
Koufous - ugliest active nba player?
@1 Knee 4 Points 5 Rebounds 35 Million Dollars @CDSpark Not worth it. We should just buy out his contract.
@desatt I'm not sure about the NBA...but the NCAA has a site like that. It is:
2 years ago on Pistons vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
With all the talk about coaches (Mike Brown fired) and the hatred of Brooks by many, do people here have any preferences about who they'd like to replace Brooks (if they could)?
Sloan? McMillan? Van Gundy?
2 years ago on Friday Bolts – 11.9.12
Part of me was kinda hoping the typo that was on the video game screenshot had somehow gone unnoticed and was on the jerseys. OKC Thudner!!! Thudnerup?
2 years ago on Thunder unveil alternate, to wear it Friday against Detroit
@AIaska I like this. With a consistent low post threat and some better decision-making, we'd be (more) perfect.
2 years ago on Thunder at Spurs: Pregame Primer
Fire Brooks...uh, hire Mike Brown!!
Anyone have any premature guesses as to how long Mike Brown will last if the Lakers take too long to gel?
2 years ago on Practice Report: Focused on San Antonio
@Tronchaser @cemitten Skyfall! Opening November 9th.
@Jooseppi @SergeIblocka I can't tell if this is supposed to be ironic. The hyperbole is insane? Aren't hyperboles supposed to be over the top?
Reminds me of Arrested Development:
"Everything they do is so dramatic and flamboyant. It just makes me want to set myself on fire."
I'm still curious about the Kendrick Perkins thing...but not whether we should have amnestied him to keep Harden.
What I'm sure others have probably already wondered on the board, is if we were willing to trade Harden for some young guns, a temporary SG, and picks, could we not have packaged him with Perk to go after a better starting C?
2 years ago on Five leftover questions from the Harden saga
Is it still ok - post trade - to refer to Hasheem Thabeet as a "low risk, high reward" player? He's bumped up to backup center (that is, if we play small ball and Nick takes that spot). It seems if Thabeet does flop, he could have much larger negative impact on our success than if he were the 3rd or 4th string backup.
2 years ago on In Presti we trust, or at Bennett we jeer?
@kdub @justin_mia @ou_sas Part of me thinks we keep Martin for the season, but we do something with the picks to try to get a cheap backup center that is marginally better than Thabeet
2 years, 1 month ago on Deal the Beard: What just happened?
@kdub @OkcBaby Just for conversation, who are decent scoring bigs that are out there and may be available?
@justin_mia I am waiting to see if we pick up another big... people on the board were quick to point out our plethora of wings, and that it seems like we're poised to make a play for a big. I'll judge the quality of this trade when it seems clear we're done making moves for the season.
@C-Wil @Lost Ones It's all about sacrifice...these things will work themselves out.
@Lost Ones I'm available...I can cheer/hand out gatorade with the best of them.
For a while over the summer, I had a few posts (I post rarely) asking the same question about money wiy and the future re: OKC ownership. Are they willing to spend what it takes to win? I don't think they do.
The trade wasn't all bad, sure. But, we should all be cautious for the future.
@Tronchaser @BallSoHarden It will be interesting to see how the Lakers do gel, but I feel the most interesting thing to watch will be how the Dwight/Pau front court fits together.
2 years, 1 month ago on Thursday Bolts - 10.18.12
@rednuht @Bsooreal @Jooseppi @Eggs_Benedict I get that a lot of it has to do with the advertisements, and I agree with Jooseppi that improving the end of the games is worth a look. In that regard (and this is represented a little in the article), basketball would be served to make the game 'smoother.' Eliminate some of the tv timeouts or improve the flow of the game in crunchtime, sure.
But, toward the end of the article, he mentions actually making regulation shorter (from 48 to 40 minutes, like college or the Olympics)...no thank you! The more basketball the happier I'll be.
RE: the idea to shorten games..
Do they really need to be shortened? If I remember correctly, of the 'major' sports in the US, basketball is on average the shortest of them all.
Pair that with the fact that because there is constant 'action' in basketball for every second of the 48 minutes of regulation, basketball fans get a very high proportion of basketball action viewed for total time spent watching...as opposed to say something like football, which seems longer but on average we only get 12 minutes per game of actual football 'action.'
@OBoy Jones III @kennygee90 PJIII looked great. I can't remember, but has anyone mentioned the state of his knees or whatever health concerns there were for him circa the draft?
2 years, 1 month ago on Thunder 120, Bobcats 98: More than five thoughts
Great slams by PJIII.
2 years, 1 month ago on Five Thoughts: OKC falls to Houston in the preseason opener
@bmuelle21 @Eggs_Benedict Mission accomplished! ... Watson actually made me start craving a turkey sandwich.
@Watson What comes on the turkey sandwich?
Thabeet, you need to learn to not foul the entire time. If you get on the court during a legit game that isn't garbage time, stay in front of your man, stay on your feet and just stand straight up. Please?
@Godofserenity @Eggs_Benedict @justin_mia I don't think anyone expressing apprehension regarding the possible alternative jerseys would disagree with you. Of course the actual basketball is more important than the logo/jersey design. That being said...the the thread is about the possible alt. jerseys.
As an aside, I do realize that success plays just as much (if not more) into brand development than the actual logos and whatnot. But, I think as a NEW team, the thunder design could have been improved by being able to instantly recognizable as the Thunder without needing 'OKC' or 'THUNDER' plastered on or above the logo.
2 years, 1 month ago on NBA 2K13 leaks the Thunder’s new alternate jersey?
@justin_mia I agree. I love the Thunder, but to be completely honest, I was never that big of a fan of the logo. I could go on a rant about things that I think the could improve with the logo, but suffice it to say, (if these are actually the alternate jerseys) that OKC management may be having difficulty finding 'alternate' jerseys to a logo or design that kind of is nondescript.