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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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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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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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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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