I purposely used this picture above from last year’s NBA all-star game to show how much my boy Westbrook gets up!! He is only 6’3 (probably shorter) and as you can see he is dunking right between Lebron and Dwight Howard during last year’s game. His feet are basically at their waist! I would love to see him in the dunk contest. The dunk contest has been hit or miss in recent years. Yes Blake Griffin winning a couple years ago was exciting and entertaining, but some years it is very boring. Having a star like Westbrook bring attention to it again, especially with his athletic ability would be fun. Seeing the little guys of the NBA fly through the air always looks better.
Spurs forward Stephen Jackson has a reputation that precedes him; from his showdown at the Palace with the Pistons, a gun incident outside an Indianapolis strip club and his rumored gang affiliation, he’s not exactly someone you want to mess with. His temper got the best of him last night when he threatened Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. Read more after the jump.
Last night during the Thunder’s game against the Lakers Ibaka got into a small scuffle with Lakers forward Ron Artest. That might’ve triggered this tweet from Jackson who also had an incident with Ibaka earlier this year. ”Ibaka was running his mouth a little too much. I will never get disrespected by nobody. I’m going to go out a man,”said Jackson after the scuffle. Last night he threatened Ibaka and also threw in a little jab. Check the tweets in the gallery.
What a guy that Kevin Durant! Lol.
Check out this fan sitting courtside at the Thunder game who gets hit by a pass that goes out of bounds and then gets a kiss on the head from Kevin Durant only to be nearly hit again by another tipped pass and draws the attention of Clippers guard Jamal Crawford!
Check out Spurs guard Tony Parker who hit several clutch shots in the fourth quarter, including this game-winner as time expired, to lead San Antonio over Kevin Durant and the Thuner 86-84 for the big early-season win!
Big man Tim Duncan also threw down a dunk over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.
Love this! James Harden & Tony Parker give some young fans the shock of a lifetime when they drop in on a pickup game at a public park. They faced each other in a one-on-one game and later taking on the players from the group.
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.
The last time anybody saw these was ’06 and Nike only released a VERY limited amount. Some serious collectors have been paying up to a rack for a pair. But now, on November 16th (tentative) we’ll all get another shot at owning the Air Jordan 4 Thunder. Check the pics below.
“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.’”
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.
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.’