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The mental state of the Black Athlete in America Pt. 1: The Wayside

Mental Health. Two words that are bypassed and unaddressed in the black community. The stigma of mental health as a black man usually carries a negative connotation. The concept of self-care is often misconstrued as being selfish. The risk of backlash leaves Black men in a limbo state, either risking vulnerability confronting their issues or […]

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The Exclusive Eight: No. 8, the Oklahoma City Thunder

The impending NBA bubble is just a few weeks away, and the excitement is brewing. It’s brewing for us all, and that’s why we couldn’t help but to curate who we believe are the best teams in the bubble. We’ll call them the “Exclusive Eight.” As you probably assumed, there are eight teams that we’ll […]

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Did the NBA hiatus benefit OKC, or stunt their growth?

The NBA bubble has finally come to fruition in Orlando, FL, with 22 NBA teams occupying Disney World for a three-month extravaganza of basketball that we’ve never witnessed before. The Oklahoma City Thunder flew into Orlando on Wednesday afternoon, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander inked his first shoe deal with Converse. Sorry, I had to sneak in […]

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Thunder GM Sam Presti shares stance on protests and Black Lives Matter

Sam Presti spoke to a group of 25-ish media members on Sunday afternoon about the state of our country, and things pertaining to the Thunder as the NBA prepares itself for a return on July 31. While he spoke on important topics like the possibility of signing Luguentz Dort to a full NBA contract and […]

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Five Facts: The Kevin Durant Edition

Snake, coward, cupcake, soft…just a few of the more appropriate names that Kevin Durant has been called since the summer of 2016. In an unprecedented move, Durant left for a team that beat his Thunder in the playoffs and subsequently won two championships with two Finals MVP awards. This led to an outrage and mass […]

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Just like us, CP3 doesn’t know much about NBA’s future

“This is a situation where no one knows,” the Thunder point guard told local media. “The virus is actually in complete control. I seriously tried to answer things the best I could, but there are things where it’s not like I’ve got the answers and I’m just not telling you.” Chris Paul spoke to some […]

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NBA First-Round Playoff Predictions

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced on Monday afternoon that the NBA wouldn’t make any decisions on the league completing the season until May 1, at the earliest. For basketball lovers, that doesn’t sound very promising, especially considering how the COVID-19 virus has spread over the last three weeks. I’m not very optimistic about us completing […]

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