(Kicks) Nike Kevin Durant V – Thunder (First Look)

These pics kinda suck, but I can’t even lie. I’m excited as hell about the KD V’s.  And these first shots of the KD V Thunders just upped the ante.  They extended the ankle, gave us textured, rounder strings, killed the strap,gave it a airbag & hit us w/ a CRAZY bright OKC colorway!!  These are rumored to drop in December. Stay tuned for more info & better pics.

(Sports) Kevin Durant To Mentor Thunder Rookie, Perry Jones

Via NBA.com

“While Durant was practicing with Team USA in Las Vegas, then his hometown of Washington, DC before traveling across the Atlantic Ocean to Barcelona, Manchester and London for the Olympics, he was busy. However, that didn’t stop him from welcoming the newest member of the young Thunder core to the squad and making sure Jones knew that he will have support this season, both on and off the court. ‘Perry and I got close over the last few months after we drafted him,’ Durant said. ‘I was happy that he reached a goal, a dream that he had been wanting for a long time…We have a good relationship and I’m looking forward to taking him under my wing and also learning a lot with him as well. I’m just trying to help him become the best and I’m sure he’s going to try to help me become the best as well. It’s going to be a fun relationship.’

After Jones’ first summer league game, Durant checked up on the rookie, and Jones returned the favor after Durant’s Team USA games. ‘He’s a guy that really cares about his team and his teammates,’ Jones said this summer at a Thunder Youth Basketball Camp. ‘A lot of people at his level, players like that, most of them care about themselves. It’s very rare to come around a type of player like that who cares about his team.’”

(Sports) Serge Ibaka Signs 4-year Extension With the OKC

Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka has reached agreement on a four-year, $40-million plus contract extension, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Ibaka, 22, could’ve been a restricted free agent next summer, and his deal now locks into place three of the Thunder’s core young stars — Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Ibaka. Durant and Westbrook each have the maximum contracts allowed under the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement.

(Sports) James Harden He Will Re-Sign With Thunder

James Harden will become a restricted free agent next summer if they don’t agree to new deals by Oct. 31. ‘I’m pretty, a hundred percent, I’m pretty sure that I’m going to be in Oklahoma City,’ Harden said. ‘I’ll let my agent and Mr. Presti and [Thunder owner Clay] Bennett discuss all that, so I’ll let them handle that and stay out of it for right now and worry about the USA Olympics.’