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Thunder's Harden holds out hope for extension

Thunder's Harden holds out hope for extension

ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Updated Oct 1, 2012
For all the Oklahoma City Thunder followers worried about whether the team will be able to afford a new contract with the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year, there's one person who doesn't seem fazed by it: James Harden.
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  • Thunder players react to the NBA’s new flopping regulations

    Thunder players react to the NBA’s new flopping regulations

    newsok.com Oct 1, 2012
    The NBA is trying to cut down on flopping this season. / (David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images) By Anthony Slater — - @anthonyVslater Last week, ESPN reported that the NBA was finalizing a rule to penalize flopping starting this season. The unpopular tactic
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  • Thunder players have animal instincts

    Thunder players have animal instincts

    newsok.com Oct 1, 2012
              Three-time scoring champ and Olympic gold medalist Kevin Durant had a hectic summer and was unaware a red panda had been named in his honor at the Oklahoma City Zoo.           KayDee was born June 6, the same night the Thunder
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  • OSU-Texas environment reminds Serge Ibaka of home

    OSU-Texas environment reminds Serge Ibaka of home

    newsok.com Oct 1, 2012
    By Anthony Slater — - @anthonyVslater A primetime matchup between Big 12 powerhouse that goes down to the wire in a rowdy environment. Throw in a sideline pass, and Serge Ibaka could have done a lot worse for his first college football game. Traveling
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  • James Harden on Oklahoma City: ‘Of course I want to be here.’

    James Harden on Oklahoma City: ‘Of course I want to be here.’

    newsok.com Oct 1, 2012
    The Oklahoman’s Jenni Carlson sat down with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s James Harden this afternoon. Among the topics covered: the off-season, his contract negotiations, the 2012-2013 season, the brotherhood of the Thunder, what he learned from the NB
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  • Top 20 Games in Thunder History: #11

    Top 20 Games in Thunder History: #11

    thunderobsessed.com Oct 1, 2012
    As the season is coming closer and closer, we’re going going to bring you our thoughts of the top 20 games since the Thunder moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City. We broke it down to about to about 50 games, and then narrowed it down to 20. We decided mo
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