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Dear DTers: You're welcome. Bless you all.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Kevin Durant to return Tuesday against the Pelicans
To be clear and protect his alleged street cred, OBoy himself didn't participate in this cultural outing. Can't recall the exact excuse- had to work, going to work out, meeting Kate Upton for coffee, changing the air in my tires, waxing my surfboard, and many others.
3 months, 1 week ago on Friday Bolts – 9.12.14
Friday night for the OBoy crew consisted of taking the youngest 2 members (ages 10 and 11) to Dolphin Tale 2. Admittedly, not my greatest role. I vaguely recall my agent's pitch: "It's the next Driving Miss Daisy." WTH? A scientist, who wears bow ties, creates prosthetic devices for a dolphin, and mentors a young white boy who is a dolphin whisper. Whatever you say, 'bro. For those of you who buy a ticket - bless you.
Hash takes over for Grant Long. Make it happen.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder trade Hasheem Thabeet to Philadelphia
Now you're just being silly, but bless you any way. And good night to all. I won't be far away.
4 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Phantom slams
Kinda scary, huh?
I'm always watching.
It ain't just a big river in Egypt
@f5alcon @OBoyzOld Man Kind of creepy, huh? Bless you, too.
7 months ago on Serge Ibaka now day-to-day with calf injury
Dear Sam: "Unexpected" and "not possible" are not in my vocabulary. Bless you.
@ou_sas @cleandoe @OBoyzOld Man @Bryson I never left. Bless you.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Game 3 Pregame Primer
Dear Blake: Loved you as a Sooner. Love those KIA commercials. LMAO every time. Your acting on the court ain't working with me. Knock it off or else. On the bright side, I hear Taylor's booked a nice bro vacation for you at the end of this series. Bless you. Sort of.
@cleandoe @Bryson Bless you for asking. I'm still here. I'm always here.
Every time I start to post I click on KD's speech and my eyes suddenly get all watery. Must be allergies or something. Let's get this one tonight.
Dear Caron: Welcome to the Thunder Family.
Dear Officer Geller. Bless you.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Tuff Juice
Dear Gabe Ikard. Please stay home. Bless you.
10 months ago on Heat vs. Thunder: Pregame primer
Just a quick heads up that one of your own turned a year older today. No, it ain't me - I quit counting about the time David knocked out Goliath. I'm not allowed to disclose his age, but have noticed he has added the title "Mr." to his screen name...which makes me lmao for a number of reasons. Well, to the Birthday Boy - bless you.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Bolts – 2.5.14
You got it working, my son. I'm just saying, not sure even JC could take you right now one-on-one. Just one thing - don't put too much pressure on your back tonight. Russ ain't there. I know, if Lazarus - why not Russ? Gotta save it for when it counts most. This is the regular season. First meeting. Take it for what it is. No more, no less. I know you'll play your hardest, and that's good enough for me. You're my MVP. Bless you, KD aka Slim Reaper aka The Gift aka Kid Clutch.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on 10 thoughts, fears and questions heading into the Heat game
@f5alcon@OBoyzOld Man Another reason for you to be thankful today...and do NOT quote me on that. Bless you.
@f5alcon@'Stache Adams Trust me, you really don't want me to quote you on that topic to She Who Must Be Obeyed.
@f5alcon@OBoyzOld Man@Mr. OBoy It's a little unnerving, isn't it? Like looking in the sun when you know you shouldn't, but you still keep doing it.
@'Stache Adams@OBoyzOld Man@Mr. OBoy Wanna guess who gets the check?
@Mr. OBoy Don't encourage him. It's a birthday dinner for the Saint who bore him for 9 months, brought him into the world and has refrained from taking him out of it for lo these many years. No worries, bro - I'll take possession of your phone and eliminate the temptation. Later, when you push "play" on that DVR, it will feel live. Bless you and bless She Who Must Be Obeyed.
Dear Royce: Congrats on 5 years of excellence. When it comes to the freaks and weirdos, just remember patience is a virtue. Sometimes you just gotta take a deep breath, smile and shake your head. Trust me on this one. Bless you and keep up the good work.
11 months ago on Happy five years, DT
Dear Dirk: I've always like you for some reason. You are one funny German. Describing my boy Steven as "the white Kendrick Perkins." LMAO for sure. Bless you.
1 year, 1 month ago on Thursday Bolts – 11.7.13
@BallSoHard @OBoyzOld Man Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Bless you.
1 year, 1 month ago on Thunder vs. Jazz: Pregame Primer
Dear Kevin: Time to get this journey started. Know you'll be missing your main man Russ at first, but trust me - you can handle it. Counting on you to be the leader these young guns need. The Big Kiwi got game. Perk - If you're hearing footsteps, it's the Thunder from Down Under. And would somebody please feed Jeremy an energy drink before tipoff? Young bro looks like he just rolled outa the rack and laced up his shoes. If he dyes his fro this season, hold him down and shave it off. Now go have some fun tonight. Bless you.
Royce - Cool story, bro. Well written.
Now to the important stuff:
This is the semi-official announcement of my formation of a streetball team to compete in OKC's version of Rucker Park or whatever it's being called. Naming rights are still available, a jersey design contest will be announced shortly, and open tryouts are being staged in an unnamed gym in an obscure part of OKC and surrounding areas. Currently seeking those with exceptional ball-handling skills, deadly outside shooting, tenacious D and beastiality on the boards. Me? Think Uncle Drew.
1 year, 4 months ago on Five Years of Thunder: The timeline
Dear Kevin: Never been more proud of you than today. No, not for enduring a WNBA game...although that's a close second. You make us all proud, humble and thankful. To quote one of your teammates - "Just keep dpoin' what you doin', how you doin' it." You said it best in your exit interview: You're not Kobe, LeBron, or Magic. Your KD. Wouldn't want it any other way. Bless you - again and again.
1 year, 7 months ago on Kevin Durant donates $1 million to disaster relief
NBA should immediately rework its "BIG" ad campaign. That's huge.
Dear Royce: Another job/season well done. Thank you. How you control the frustration associated with passionate/irrational fans is beyond me. Maybe you stood in the "Infinite Patience" line twice. As for me, sometimes I just want to smite someone who's taken one ride too many on the Crazy Train. Seriously, the entire DT Nation appreciates all you do, every day, at the craziest of hours. To borrow a line from a currently-less-than-popular OKC player, "Just keep doin' what you doin', how you doin' it." Bless you.
1 year, 7 months ago on Friday Bolts – 5.17.13
@f5alcon @OBoyzOld Man Then I suggest you be in your seat by 8:15. Bless you.
1 year, 7 months ago on Wednesday Bolts – 5.15.13
@Jooseppi @OBoyzOld Man Bless you.
Wicked thunderstorm just hit downtown OKC. My timing must be off - was supposed to arrive at 8:30 p.m.
Dear Russell: Boy, do I miss seeing #0 on the court! That smile of yours is the next best thing to one of your ferocious dunks. "The crazy shots I shoot at times..." Now that made me LMAO. We all miss you, support you and eagerly await your return next season. Be safe, heal well. Bless you.
1 year, 7 months ago on Russell Westbrook: ‘I still have a voice’
@Mr_posey @OBoyzOld Man Agree on all points. Expect Gasol and Randolph to get 16-22 each. Think the game is won or lost based on whether anyone else for Memphis scores more than 15. Need to keep a close eye on Bayless.
1 year, 7 months ago on Tuesday Bolts – 5.7.13
@ThunderChick2010 Look who went to VBS as a little girl and paid attention. Bless you.
@Fisha Status @OBoyzOld Man Btw-bless all of you with the fish avatars. Pretty clever. Bless all the fishes/fishers.
@I'd Wink At Me @OBoyzOld Man Got to plead the 5th on that one - its a confessional privilege kind of thing. I'm not sayin' I have or haven't. Just not sayin'. Bless you.
Dear Perk: Wanna ask you for a favor. No, don't need tickets - my view is the best in the house. No, its not an unrealistic favor (like learn to catch the damn ball in traffic, for example). Here it is: Do a daily post/tweet titled "My Granpa/Grandma Always Told Me..." "A pair of lips can say anything." Lmao. Good luck tonight. Keep on bangin' on that Big Barcelona Boy. Stand your ground and do what you do. At the end of the day, he's one of the few humans on the planet who ain't gonna out quick you. Now, I'll give you credit - that behind the back pass in Game 1 was pretty damn sweet. The turnover down 3 with 1:07 left in the fourth, not so much. You can be mighty frustrating, but you make me smile, which is good. You're in my all-time Top Ten Altar Boys. And now there's Lil' Ken - Lord have mercy! Bless you.
@YoniFromIsrael @TrueChamp @long arm of the law Meanwhile we fret here in Oklahoma over whether the Thunder win Round 1 in 5 games. Glad to have you as a valuable - and unique - member of the family. Be safe. Bless you.
1 year, 7 months ago on Wednesday Bolts – 5.1.13
@loplopol @OBoyzOld Man My bad. Here was my source: http://dailythunder.com/2010/10/serge-ibakas-full-given-name/
Should have known better than rely on DT. :)
Kind of bummed about no "Hugo" in his name-that was going to become my new nickname for him. Think I'll just go with "Jo" now.
Dear Sergeballu LaMu Sayonga Loom Wolahas Jonas
Hugo Ibaka:(Hang on a minute while I
catch my breath.)Hope you got caught up
on your beauty sleep last night.Understand Monday night was a rough one.No worries-it’s all good, bro.Let’s finish this thing off tonight.Need you to be Air Congo, Serge Iblocka and The Beard’s Worst Nightmare.If and when that scruffy face party boy decides he’s gonna try to guard
you, light his yacht party/white party/VIP party ass up. Drive and dunk over his flat-footed self and
then pull up and shoot over him – you only got a 3 foot reach advantage.Then do it again.And again.And if he’s bold enough to drive YOUR lane, put him on his padded behind.Then reach down and help him up with that
smile of yours – you know, the one TC loves.
You're such a nice young man. Bless you.
(Advance apologies to anyone offended by this - taht's not my intent.)
I'd give Perk a bonus out of my own pocket if he would give Beverly a peck on the cheek before tonight's opening tip.
1 year, 7 months ago on Monday Bolts – 4.29.13
Dear Reggie: You got this, bro. Yep - them are some big shoes to fill, but you can make it happen. The best part? You don't have to "be Russ" and, most important, you don't have to do it alone. KD, Serge, Thabo, Perk, KMart and the entire THunder nation got yur back. And Me. Which is nice. Bless you.
1 year, 8 months ago on Random collection of thoughts on Russell Westbrook’s injury
Line 1 is for you-Reggie and Chris Webber.
1 year, 8 months ago on The Side Part: Suddenly uncool
Lemme just say, if I at least don't get a measly "LIKE" from OBoy, I hope he's got some alternate source of playoff tickets. I know how much he loves Reg Miller.
@BallSoHard Bless you.
@areayewhy Trust me when I say, "It's all good.""
@TrueChamp @OBoyzOld Man Bless you, too.
Dear Tyler: Gonna dub you the "Little Drummer Boy" 'cause you definitely marchin' to a different drummer. That's cool, bro - keep on marchin'. Just added you to my "Favorite Writers" group, right up there with Bill Shakespeare, King David and Doc Seuss. "ThaBro" - now that made me lmao. Keep doin' what you do. Bless you.