Author: Addam M. Francisco

Founder & Editor-in-Chief. National Association of Black Journalists. University of Central Oklahoma.

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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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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OKC’s winning formula is defense, evidenced on Saturday vs. Jazz

Numerous times have I said that the fate of the Oklahoma City Thunder depends entirely on how they play defense. Head coach Billy Donovan alluded to that on many occasions, and after OKC’s impressive win over the Utah Jazz, it appears as if the Thunder as a team believe that too. OKC’s 110-94 win was […]

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Post-scrimmage: How ready is Oklahoma City for the gauntlet ahead of them?

The three scrimmages have concluded, and the revamped NBA season inside of Disney World’s bubble is here. It has been the most unusual season in NBA history, and for some teams, it has benefitted them. One of those teams is the Oklahoma City Thunder, but there are still a couple of things that could be […]

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Quick Facts: OKC’s comeback over Philly

The first day of school jitters are out, and it’s time for the Thunder to get back to business. After a win in scrimmage number one against the Boston Celtics on Friday, the Thunder fought through a tough 2.5 quarters and came back in Thunder-like fashion, defeating the 76ers 102-97. Here are five quick facts […]

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What can we expect from the Thunder?

There’s so much uncertainty coming from the NBA’s bubble in Orlando. We’re all aware of the three top teams: the two in Southern California, and the Milwaukee Bucks. But for once, that may not matter. COVID-19 could very well dictate who wins this year’s NBA title, but if everything goes as planned, how will the […]

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Russell Westbrook, NBPA show up for the culture with social justice apparel for NBA bubble

After discontent with the allowed social justice messages that players could put on the backs of their jerseys in Orlando, the National Basketball Players Association and Russell Westbrook searched for options to make sure the players could amplify their voices. The NBPA partnered with Westbrook and his clothing line to ensure that players could have […]

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