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Kendrick Perkins Is Mentoring His OKC Teammates & Smoothing Egos In The Locker RoomUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share Tweet
Even though the Thunder’s hulking center has a reputation for toughness on the court that sometimes mimics his terrifying countenance, off the court he’s turned into a bit of a mentor for the Oklahoma City Thunder. This current Thunder team might be p
Heat's James, Thunder's Durant take monthly honorsUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetNEW YORK -- The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in October/November.Source: nba.com
Oklahoma City Thunder: A James Harden/Joe Johnson comparisonUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetThe Thunder’s scintillating victory over the Brooklyn Netropolitans on Tuesday night reminded me of the Joe Johnson/James Harden comparison. Johnson scored 17 points on 8-of-21 shooting in the Thunder’s 117-111 victory in Brooklyn. When the Thunder maSource: newsok.com
TNT reaction to Thunder-NetsUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetThunder forward Serge Ibaka blocks Deron Williams’ shot in a 117-101 victory at Brooklyn. Selected quotes from TNT analysts Greg Anthony and Chris Webber, and also Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, from Tuesday night’s Thunder at Brooklyn contest: AnthonySource: newsok.com
Russell Westbrook debuts the Air Jordan XX8 during Thunder win over Nets (PHOTOS)Updated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetWhen Nike and Jordan Brand unveiled the Air Jordan XX8, the latest iteration of their most iconic basketball shoe, the immediate, gut-level response from many observers was mixed, to say the least. My colleague Eric Freeman noted the controversy surroun…Source: yahoo.com
Meltdown Time! Brooklyn Feels OKC’s WrathUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetThis was fun. I was especially happy to see the Thunder beat them. lots of love for KD among Nets fans. Also a lot of hate for Joe Johnson and Kris Humphries among Nets fans. There are the usual Ref complaints although I think the Nets get way more than…Source: thunderobsessed.com
LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has A Terrible New Team NameUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetLeBron James dropped a ridiculous triple-double last night (26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) but no one’s going to remember him carving up the Wizards. They’ll remember that with about 20 seconds left, he missed a wide-open wing triple that could”Source: dimemag.com
Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau GasolDec 5The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…Dec 5J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks
Ian Thomsen: Lillard excels after unexpected rise to NBA lottery pickDec 5Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is the early favorite to win Rookie of the Year, and yet it was only six years ago that he remembers a decisive conversation with a high school coach that ended sadly.