All posts by Shannon Blake

You Will Never Forget The Great Outlier

"What Westbrook has done tonight is that you cannot write the basketball story the full story without mentioning his name."

The French Prince of OKC

"A player like that should have been in the top 10."

Westbrook is leaving a historical legacy on and off the court

"Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Will the Oklahoma City Thunder please show up?

Will the real Oklahoma City Thunder please stand up? The Thunder we've been given so far isn't the Thunder that was promised or expected. After two games in their first-round series matchup against the Houston Thunder ...sorry my bad I mean the Houston Rockets the Thunder find themselves in a two-game hole that looks deeper ...

The Fresh Prince of OKC

It feels like Christmas Eve. You can see the Christmas tree providing shelter for a mountain of presents that are full of potential and optimism and you are so giddy to wake up in the morning to rip open and see what all the potential actually is. That is exactly what the millions of NBA ...

Once a Thunder now a Rocket always Westbrook.

He is one of the most routine-driven athletes in all of sports. From having the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich before a game to calling his parents on the trip into every game, Russell Westbrook does things his way on and off the court, so what made that same man change everything? It ...

So Long, Partner

Russell Westbrook has been traded to the Houston Rockets. Eight words I never thought I would ever write. Five words I wish I would never have to write. Russell Westbrook has been traded. I always believed and hoped Westbrook would be an Oklahoma City Thunder player for twenty plus years and be a one-team player ...