Year: 2020

5 Quick Facts: Thunder lost defensive identity and offensive rhythm

The Phoenix Suns have been the biggest surprise of the NBA bubble after winning five-straight games. Heading into the restart, they were six games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. That was just 11 days ago. After a dominating win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday afternoon, […]

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The mental state of the black athlete in America. Part 2: Grass isn’t greener

In Part One of the series, I highlighted the stigma affecting black athletes. The perception that once black men make it professional, they have embarked on endless prosperity. The newfound fame and currency are supposed to suffice for the issues suffered previously and to come. The misconception with black athletes in America has become a […]

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Five Weekly Takeaways from Thunder Basketball

The Oklahoma City Thunder played their first three games in Orlando’s Bubble finishing with a record of two wins and one loss. The Thunder blew away the Utah Jazz in the first game and the Lakers in their last, while they lost in overtime (first overtime loss of the season) against the Denver Nuggets. THE […]

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By the Numbers: Thunder vs Lakers

The Oklahoma City Thunder went into Wednesday night’s game looking to rebound from their loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. What better way to bounce back than beating the number-one seed Los Angeles Lakers? The Thunder were +6 underdogs against the Lakers tonight, but OKC didn’t trail the entire game, even without their […]

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Can the Thunder actually force a playoff team into a rebuild?

From the moment Russell Westbrook and Paul George were traded away from Oklahoma City, and Chris Paul, Danilo Gallinari, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander joined the organization, I knew the Thunder had more than a 0.2% chance to make the playoffs. Not because those three players have more value than Westbrook and George, because they don’t. That’s […]

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CP3 for MVP…Consideration

As usual when I write about the Oklahoma City Thunder, I feel like I have to start out by saying this: I am a Lakers fan so this isn’t a biased opinion. Now that we got that out of the way, let me say something that I didn’t think I would be saying this season…Chris […]

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OKC hardly found rhythm in OT loss to Denver

The Denver Nuggets often present problems for the Oklahoma City Thunder, mainly because of Nikola Jokic’s skill set. Surely newly voted NBCA Co-Coach of the Year Billy Donovan didn’t think too seriously about a game plan for Michael Porter Jr., but that came back to bite OKC in the rear end. Denver controlled the pace […]

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