All posts by Shannon Blake

Deonte Burton, Mr. Irresistible

"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door." Kyle Chandler Deonte Burton does not know how to knock. Burton has been away with the Oklahoma City Thunder's G-League team the Oklahoma City Blue for the most of December and January. The Thunder have only 45 days to work with Burton ...

Triple-Double City

If you could win a championship on chemistry and team morale alone your new NBA champions would be the Oklahoma City Thunder. Proof of this would be the Thunder's 120-111 victory over the Portland Trailblazers on Monday night. Thunder fans have seen a successful duo before in the form of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, ...

A star is emerging in the 405

A star is emerging in Oklahoma City and that star is 20-year-old guard Terrance Ferguson. It took a midnight phone call and a lengthy meet up from the former MVP in Russell Westbrook that has turned a season that looked like it was going down hill with a speed that was beginning to be worrying ...

Man in the mirror

”I'm starting with the man in the mirror I'm asking him to change his ways And no message could have been any clearer If you want to make the world a better place Take a look at yourself, and then make a change” Michael Jackson (Man in the mirror) Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving has ...

Westbrook’s rebounds matter

Contrary to what some prominent people want you to believe the Oklahoma City Thunder need Russell Westbrook. In particular his rebounding ability. The Thunder fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-119 with Westbrook only recording five rebounds with only one coming on the offensive side. This season when Westbrook records 10 or more rebounds (19) the ...

Burton’s Thunderous path to OKC

 Sam Presti may have found another one. DJ Khaled voice Deonte Burton has already built a cult following in his short tenure with the Oklahoma City Thunder spearheaded by Down to Dunk/OKC Dream Team member Andrew Schlecht. Burton was signed to a two-way contract on July 7th per a Thunder press release after an impressive ...

Fighting Greatness

Russell Westbrook going back into the arena after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 98-105 defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets could be the perfect visual to help understand the fight that rages on a nightly basis in the mind of one of the greatest athletes this world has ever seen. Westbrook struggled with his ...

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