Dear Kevin, Stay Away

NBA insider Adrian “Woj” Wojnarowski reported, earlier today, that Kevin Durant plans to be in Chesapeake Arena for the retirement of Nick Collison’s jersey. Durant should stay far away from Oklahoma City, especially on Collison’s special night. Collison incomparably served the Thunder, (and the Seattle SuperSonics) for his whole career. He invariably stayed with the organization, even in his final years that he spent mainly … Continue reading Dear Kevin, Stay Away

Westbrook Rocks the Blazers back to Portland

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 In case anybody needed a reminder: Russell Westbrook is very good at basketball. It has been more than well documented that Westbrook had shooting woes for a good stretch. He is without a doubt the leader and heart of the Thunder team. He only knows how to play one way and he usually does it pretty well. At times sporadic and … Continue reading Westbrook Rocks the Blazers back to Portland

Thunder Knock the Knicks on MLK Day

By Connor Mackenzie @grandepadre94 After a string of poor performances over the last six games, the Thunder have been able to execute on the road. A huge win on Saturday against the explosive Sixers, and now a thumping of the inferior Knicks put OKC back on the winning track. The Thunder lost some of their mojo, and perhaps fatigue began to sink in after home/away/home/away … Continue reading Thunder Knock the Knicks on MLK Day

Kuzmania Runs Wild in OKC

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 Kyle Kuzma came into the Peake with a purpose and lit up the Oklahoma City Thunder for 32 points on 11-20 shooting (7-12 from deep). While Kuzma may get the headline, the story is truly about the Thunder defense getting stifled again. Surrendering a 138-128 loss in overtime. It’s hard to believe, but the Thunder were up 37-20 towards the end … Continue reading Kuzmania Runs Wild in OKC

Hawks Soar as Thunder Defense Crumbles

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 Lets face it, the Thunder should not have dropped this game. The Thunder have been on a rollercoaster the last 10 games (5-5), and their defense has suffered greatly. One could argue they need Andre Roberson back as soon as possible, and that is valid, however they have been top 5 defensively all season up until this point.    The Hawks … Continue reading Hawks Soar as Thunder Defense Crumbles

Aldridge Spurs the Thunder

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 The San Antonio Spurs used hot shooting and a hungry LaMarcus Aldridge to fuel a game for the ages, a 154-147 2OT thriller. Aldridge had a career high 56 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. He was white hot all night. Patented turnaround midrange jumper, catch-and-shoot, or old school pound in the paint. Adams did his work to force Aldridge outside, … Continue reading Aldridge Spurs the Thunder

Wizards Cast a Spell on the Thunder

By Connor MacKenzie Two days after Thunder overcome a double-digit deficit to secure their first victory in Portland in 5 years, they show little sense of urgency throughout the game against the Wizards and get wiped off the floor 116-98. Bradley Beal was effective in contributing 25 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds. Five players for the Wizards ended up in double figures, including 20 … Continue reading Wizards Cast a Spell on the Thunder

Leave the College Football Playoff Alone

College football is all about tradition, tradition makes college football just that. We’ve got a new one. College football fans bashing the College Football Playoff in every way they can, complaining left and right about all its so-called flaws. Psst It’s really not that bad. Every single year, Twitter explodes with complaints about (1) The teams selected (in any given year) (2) The lack of … Continue reading Leave the College Football Playoff Alone