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@L0rv @Prodigy-X  Thank you for excluding the Tony Allen stuff!!!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Run it back

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@ILovetheWestbrookShow @El Prez @DJ_Yardman @OSU EE  I agree with this.  Homerism is part of it, but people here hate Beverly because he injured Westbrook on a bush-league play then had the temerity to do the exact same thing to the exact same player.


Any thoughts on that, El Prez, or do you think that distinction is not accurate?


I don't think we'd necessarily like Adams if he was on another team, but we wouldn't hate him like we do Beverly unless he injured one of ours (or at least got into a fight with one of them).  Heck, we hate Beverly more than Artest after he clocked Harden.  


I think Beverly is a special case, and has nothing to do with our feelings for Adams or his style of play.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Practice Report: Seven

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@duhsweetness You in Atlanta?  Took me 3.5 hours to get home to Marietta...and I left at 12:15!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@harmlesslyfatal @MJOKC @Se-PumpFake-olosha  @d21 @KD4theWin Man...we just couldn't hit anything to start the game and Hawks were on fire.  That didn't have anything to do with big vs. small.  However, I'm also not willing to argue you on the fact we got back into the game with a smaller lineup.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@L0rv @Kivman Good question...I don't have an answer.  If the Thunder win the championship and KD outplays LeBron, I think that would go a long way toward the "pass the torch" argument.  If KD continues to play better into next year (which is far from a given), then I think that would do it. Just my opinion.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@harmlesslyfatal @Kivman @Yeahright17 @blackhiiippy But Wade hasn't missed the entire year.  And Russ has missed more than Wade.  Therefore, I don't understand this argument as supporting LeBron vs. Durant for the current year.


I don't know if they would miss Ibaka more than Russ.  I would guess Russ because he's an overall better player, but I get the positionaly/replacement argument.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@L0rv Despite my earlier rant, I just think people want to see more than 1 year of Durant being better than LeBron before they allow themselves to believe that Durant has passed him.  This is reasonable and may or may not prove true.  Either way, LeBron and Durant are a close 1-2 (in some order) and number 3 (Paul, George, whoever) are a clear ways behind.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@harmlesslyfatal @Kivman @Yeahright17 @blackhiiippy I was being sarcastic.  One of our big 3 has been as injured, or more injured, than one of their big 3...so I don't get your point.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@MJOKC @d21 @KD4theWin That annoyed me.  I kept waiting for him to be put back in...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@harmlesslyfatal @Yeahright17 @blackhiiippy @Kivman Some of our big 3?  Is Westbrook included in that big 3?!?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@blackhiiippy @Kivman @MJOKC @ Luke @Sustainable Parameters I whole-heartedly agree with your first point.  Their cowardice annoys me!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@f5alcon @Kivman Wish that were possible...  :)

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@Sustainable Parameters @Kivman Why do you (and everyone else) feel compelled to?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@harmlesslyfatal @MJOKC He should, though.  He was robbed quite a few times.  If he played in the current era, I think this would not happen as much (and, vice-versa, if LeBron played in the Jordan era he would have been screwed a few times, too).  However, this year Durant deserves the MVP over LeBron (so far).

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@MJOKC @ Luke @Kivman @Sustainable Parameters Agreed.  Why the need to make the distinction when the topic is MVP? That's my issue.  Everyone seems compelled to make the distinction when it is not asked.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@El Prez @Kivman @Sustainable Parameters I'd be worried I'd get drunk with her and do something I'd regret the next morning...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@blackhiiippy @Kivman @ Luke @Sustainable Parameters I hear what you are saying.  But why do they need to caveat their response in this way?  Why the need to put it in the context of LeBron?


Actually, I understand why...because he's dominated for multiple years.  I'm just hoping the need to put Durant's MVP campaign in the "ranking against LeBron" narrative dies down because I really think it takes away from Durant and makes it seem like their is still a clear cut difference between the two of them, when I think Durant is making the case that it has narrowed down and, based on this year, it is possible Durant has caught him.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@ Luke @Kivman @Sustainable Parameters Sure it is.  It takes something away from Durant.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@El Prez @Kivman @Sustainable Parameters Agreed!  Unless they are genuinely funny...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@ Luke @Kivman @Sustainable Parameters If it was a "Who would you start your franchise with" and they answer LeBron, I'm cool with that and I understand it.  If it is "who is the current MVP" then just answer that question.  Don't be a pansy and preface it by gushing over LeBron.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@ Luke @Kivman @Sustainable Parameters I do because it's almost like they are taking something away from Durant.  Again, like a back-handed compliment.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@ Luke @Kivman @Sustainable Parameters And I'm not sure if you are now arguing that LeBron should be MVP.  You're not, right?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@ Luke @Kivman @Sustainable Parameters But this year Durant has been the best player in the league.  This is not a Rose or Nash situation.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@Sustainable Parameters @Kivman People who win the Oscar don't usually say...yep, I deserved it, but so-in-so is still a better actor.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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@Sustainable Parameters @Kivman But why do you feel compelled to note the distinction?  It's basically a back-handed compliment to the person currently deserving of the MVP.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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Great article.  I keep hearing radio personalities talk about MVP and starting with "Now LeBron is still the best player in the league" before saying that Durant is their MVP pick.  While the statement may be true in terms of their opinion, it drives me crazy how they seem to feel obliged to say it.  The topic at hand is who is the current MVP, not who you think is the best player even if not the current MVP.


Just say Durant is the MVP and don't preface it by gushing over LeBron.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Durant the defender, and closing the gap on LeBron

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Great job, TC.  I was honored to be included in your video, especially since I read every day but rarely post.  You're the best!

6 months ago on Tuesday Bolts – 1.21.14

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It's probably been two years since I posted - but I still read every day.  I want in on the forecast contest (is it too late since one game has been played???  I mean, the season doesn't officially start until the Thunder take the floor...and we are just playing for bragging rights):

1) OKC

2) Spurs

3) Rockets

4) Clips

5) Memphis

6) GS

7) NO

8) Minn

9) Portland

10) Dallas

11) Fakers

12) Nuggets

13) Kings

14) Jazz

15) Suns

(Also TC - my birthday is August 28 - just like Uncle Jeff).

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.30.13

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@Legendary_Dork  Me too.  It's ridiculous.


9 months ago on Thunder vs. Suns: Three things to care about

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 @1 Knee 4 Points 5 Rebounds 35 Million Dollars You appear to be arguing/defending something that isn't in question.

1 year, 6 months ago on TGR 88: 3 up, 3 down

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 @1 Knee 4 Points 5 Rebounds 35 Million Dollars  @Lost Ones I'm guessing the "other" K-Mart is done.  He was starting to look older last year.  Maybe time has just caught up with him.  Has he worked out for anyone?

1 year, 6 months ago on TGR 88: 3 up, 3 down

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 @1 Knee 4 Points 5 Rebounds 35 Million Dollars I understand.  Blake is learning a lot about the art of flopping from Chris Paul.  I just expected something a lot worse from reading the comments first.  In real time I'm wondering if he was just trying to avoid the elbow and not flopping at all.   

1 year, 6 months ago on TGR 88: 3 up, 3 down

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 @1 Knee 4 Points 5 Rebounds 35 Million Dollars I think there have been a lot worse flops than this.  It might not even be a fake.  Griffin has his face right up in Nene's grill and then sees an elbow flying at him.  What would you do?  You would snap your head back fast, which is what he did.  Now...if he had fallen to the ground and grabbed his face like it had actually been hit, then that would have been an obvious flop (just like you see in soccer games all the time).  In slow mo, I think this looks worse than it is.  Just my opinion.

1 year, 6 months ago on TGR 88: 3 up, 3 down

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 @justin_mia  @Skyline  @Lost Ones Yeah - Fortson really got to the point that it seemed like refs called a foul on him for any substantial contact - regardless of who initiated.  It turned him from an important contributor to basically a liability.  I loved the high rebound/high FT% Sonics.

1 year, 7 months ago on Practice Report: Preaching patience for Lamb

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 @EatSleepThunder I'm sure we'd win the Draft Lottery, though!

1 year, 8 months ago on Kendrick Perkins (ankle) expected to play Sunday

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 @Prestiguacamole  @Lost Ones Agreed.  At that price tag, amnesty him and let Presti get to work with all the assets he acquired with the Harden trade to get us someone better.

1 year, 8 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Learning Lamb

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 @White_Flight He had one flop on a three last night that was called and the entire crowd groaned and then yelled at the refs.  I'd like to say they'd catch on, but Ginobli (can we start calling him a poor-man's Harden yet?!?  jk) still gets away with all his crappy flopping.

1 year, 8 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Learning Lamb

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 @OBoy Jones III  @Old Man Game If anyone gets injured then call them back up from Tulsa for the next game.  I also would like to see them get playing time in Tulsa if they are just going to sit on the bench in OKC.

1 year, 8 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Learning Lamb

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I was at the Atlanta game last night.  Even though he made Top 10 plays, I thought Cole still looked pretty clueless.  I wish we could have gotten Asik in the trade (throw in Perkins and adjust others to make the salaries match).  I know that was not possible because they just signed him and their is a required wait, but that dude had like 19 boards and would have been an upgrade at the 5 to offset the downgrade at the 2.

 

Beard was awesome.  Kept throwing his arms out and getting fouled - was driving the Hawks fans nuts (I kind of like both teams, so I was conflicted).  Really came on at the end to help put the game away.  He was definitely the Alpha dog on the team.

1 year, 8 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Learning Lamb

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 @Barry Amenema Floor pie...mmmmmm!

1 year, 8 months ago on Sunday Bolts – Bye-bye Beard Edition

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 @Old Man Game  @thelaughingwiseman Would be great to see the D-League really used like a minor league system.  If you know Cole is 3rd string center last year, let him be starting center in the D and let him learn and improve.  I remember Collison being a fould King in his rookie year and learning from it.  Would have liked to see Cole do the same.

1 year, 9 months ago on Jazz 97, Thunder 81: Five quick thoughts

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 @Old Man Game  @thelaughingwiseman Would be great to see the D-League really used like a minor league system.  If you know Cole is 3rd string center last year, let him be starting center in the D and let him learn and improve.  I remember Collison being a fould King in his rookie year and learning from it.  Would have liked to see Cole do the same.

1 year, 9 months ago on Jazz 97, Thunder 81: Five quick thoughts

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 @Bryson   @novelisticbee0 Me and Uncle Jeff....so I'll always miss him a little.

1 year, 9 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: 35 is 24

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 @cemitten  @MisterJohnsonOKC Agreed.  I'm pretty happy with this news!

1 year, 10 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Best versus The Best

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 @ou_sas  @cleandoe Thank you, kind sir.

1 year, 10 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Best versus The Best

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 @novelisticbee0 Cool.  Thanks,

1 year, 10 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Best versus The Best

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Just saw a tweet from John Hollinger (and a RT from Marc Stein) about Sebastian Pruiti being hired as OKC video analyst.  Is this old news?!?

 

 

1 year, 10 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Best versus The Best

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 @thunder_fan_in_korea That's pretty awesome.

1 year, 10 months ago on Thunder the top franchise in sports says ESPN the Mag

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 @ThunderChick2010  @Jokazc But the Magic are fourth.  Makes me question the validity of their weightings when a team that threw around rotten contracts like they did rank as one of the "smartest spenders" in the NBA.

1 year, 10 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Worlds collided

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 @novelisticbee0 I've been to all the OKC games in the A-T-L.  Uncle Jeff dunked to win the game right in front of me and my son a couple of years ago!  Last year kind of stunk, as OKC layed an egg.  I expect the Thunder to exact their revenge this year!!!

1 year, 10 months ago on 66ers head coach Dale Osbourne joining Blazers staff

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Happy birthday to Uncle Jeff!!!

1 year, 10 months ago on Tuesday Bolts - 8.28.12

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 @ElMexiThunder Can anyone help me with this?  I hit reply to a comment...but then my reply shows up randomly a lot later.

 

This comment was meant to come after the comment "I like pie."

1 year, 11 months ago on With Serge Ibaka’s deal done, the focus turns to James Harden

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 @DennisBerry Generally agree.  If there was a year that Durant scored 32ppg or something like that compared to 27 or so for LeBron and they averaged similar rebounds...then that's when I could see Durant's efficient, league-leading scoring might help compensate for LeBron's better passing and D.

1 year, 11 months ago on KD leads Team USA over France, 98-71

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 @DennisBerry 

Sorry about the double post,  It's been a long time since I've posted (always lurking in the background, though).  My first post through livefyre.

 

Anyway, how does 9/5/8 beat 22/9/2???  It wasn't like LeBron's D was absolutely dominant while Durant was a revolving door!

 

1 year, 11 months ago on KD leads Team USA over France, 98-71

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Not crazy about Marc Stein's Player of the Game:

Player of the Game: LeBron James.  Kevin Durant led Team USA with 22 points and Kevin Love chipped in a solid 14 points off the bench, but James was the undeniable tone-setter even with his modest numbers, especially with his passing. In just under 25 minutes, LeBron totaled nine points, eight assists and five boards. 

 

This is why it will be tough for Durant to win MVP until people just get tired of LeBron.  Won't matter if he continues to lead the league in very efficient scoring or increases rebounds.  James's assists and D always seems to trump Durant.  Personally, while I think LeBron was the second best game, it was clear to me that Durant was #1.

1 year, 11 months ago on KD leads Team USA over France, 98-71

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