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This is hardly news, but you gotta love KD's attitude toward the Lakers and the rest of the league. Though I would obviously have preferred the Lakers not to have picked up Howard and Nash, I actually like the fact that the Thunder aren't considered the favorite in the West this year. This team plays well with a chip on its shoulder and something to prove. If the Lakers hadn't stepped up, going into the season, the Thunder would have been expected to get to the Finals, where they'd see if they could take the next step. I prefer being a (slight) underdog.
2 years ago on Monday Bolts - 8.27.12
Hmmm...Google Translate still doesn't quite produce English language prose, does it!
I do like anger that's both public and clandestine, as well as the image of the semifinals wandering a field near the stadium.
2 years ago on Serge Ibaka wasn't happy with the Olympics
@novelisticbee0 Good. We can go back to freaking out about Dwight Howard.
2 years, 1 month ago on USA vs. Argentina: Open thread
@Legendary_Dork You don't move as quick as Russ was moving to the locker room if the injury is very bad.
Russ rolled his ankle, says SBNation's Mike Prada:http://www.sbnation.com/2012/8/10/3234370/russell-westbrook-injury-team-usa-argentina
They've finally figured out how to make Craig Sager dress like a normal human being: give him a uniform!
2 years, 1 month ago on The Showtime Supermen may have tugged on the wrong cape
Can we please get a Russ update before this telecast ends?
@duhsweetness U.S. History, long, long ago. It went well, but ultimately wasn't very important, as history PhD programs don't usually care much about the GRE subject score (I got into, and completed, my first choice program, but I doubt my GRE subject score had anything to do with it). The GRE subject test in history is arguably closer to a round of Jeopardy than it is to what one actually does as an historian.
2 years, 1 month ago on Reports: Dwight Howard headed to the Lakers
@SmackDaddy This. I'm also an OU fan and I'd _so_ prefer an orange alt to yet another BFBS uni (that's _so_ early 2000s!). Teams that have black as a color (White Sox, Spurs, Raiders) should have black unis. Others...not so much.
2 years, 2 months ago on DT Mailbag: New jerseys?
Is this the medical examination equivalent of flopping on the part of the Celtics?
2 years, 2 months ago on League statement on OKC’s forfeited pick
As a former Raiders fan, I appreciate Brooks's Fred Biletnikoff reference. Could we try a little stickum on Serge's hands next season? ;-)
2 years, 2 months ago on Exit Interviews: Scott Brooks confirms Perk was hurt
One nice thing about making it to the finals: we only have four months off between the end of this season and the start of the next one!
2 years, 2 months ago on Staring at the sun
After we fell down 2-0 to the Spurs, I entirely lost hope. Then I learned to NEVER entirely lose hope with this team.
Let's win this one and bring the series back to OKC!
2 years, 2 months ago on Thunder at Heat: Game 5 Pregame Primer
666 Park Ave. = Devil's Advocate (the tv series)?
2 years, 3 months ago on Thunder at Heat: Game 4 Pregame Primer
Too much reactive negativity on the board tonite. Win or lose, this team deserves more respect...especially from its fans!
We can win this. Let's do it!
Dumb foul...but at least it was a foul.
Just got to get back to moving the rock around on offense.
Dumb shot for Thabo... esp. at the end of a quarter.
Totally agree with JVG that our offense has been too static in the 2nd quarter.
Nice ball mvt!
Beard is off
Reding seems random.
@Dw7 Ibaka blocked Wade's shot so hard that the "y" and the "a" switched places.
Neo-Wendy > cat-owning iPad purchaser
There will be runs. We just need to respond.
Good TO. Get the crowd out of their seats and lining up for another round of watery mojitos.
I think they should hire Popovich just to snarl at the quarter break interviewer.
hp ad sux...yet "Blister in the Sun" is one of the great songs of all time.
Collison is far too involved in this game! #skipsense
I don't think I'd be able to function in the World of Red Bull.
What a play by Nick!
Sloppy all around, including the refs.
I think JVG would rather officiate than broadcast.
Calm down, Russ...
@Tronchaser Ad still makes little sense.
Nice to see them come out like this!
For arguably the world's greatest basketball player, LeBron James is awfully thin-skinned!
2 years, 3 months ago on Notes from shootaround: Did LeBron call Serge Ibaka ‘stupid’?
Are they actually selling Toyota's with that Coach campaign?
2 years, 3 months ago on Thunder at Heat: Game 3 Pregame Primer
LBJ throws passes so late after he jumps. Always surprises me. Must be tough to guard.
Love that Van Gundy feels he has to confirm that's a foul!
Perimeter D from Perk!
@ElMexiThunder I like that!
Rondo wouldn't score so much on that play! #skip