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Bledsoe's Free Agency Serving As Test Case For Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson is monitoring the contract situation of Eric Bledsoe, who remains a restricted free agent. Jackson is eligible for a contract extension and could become a restricted free agent himself next summer if he is unable to agree upon a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jackson has made it clear that he desires a starting role, while also suggesting that he seeks the salary...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook to cameo on Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger

It looks like one of the NBA’s biggest stars is appearing on Nickelodeon soon! Via The New York Post: NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook will make a guest appearance on Nickelodeon’s new show, “Henry Danger,” for an episode set to air in November. Westbrook, a point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, will play “Shawn,” who claims to be only 13 years old when he joins Henry’s...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl Malone Advises Kevin Durant After Bad Games

In budding friendships that no one knew existed, we have Karl “The Mailman” Malone, and OKC Thunder star SF Kevin Durant. In a recent interview with Esquire Magazine, Durant explains that Karl Malone has been a sort of mentor to him, and calls him after bad games. “I’ve gotten close with Karl Malone, who’s called me numerous times when he can see on TV that I’m struggling...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Book Review: ‘Reggie Jackson: The Life and Thunderous Career of Baseball’s Mr. October’

I’d dare say that anyone who has even a remote interest in baseball knows the name Reggie Jackson. Certainly any baseball fan from New York, Oakland or Philadelphia is familiar with the man known as “Mr. October.” Being one of those Philadelphia baseball fans, here’s what I’ve always known about Reggie Jackson: ONE: He’s from […] The post Book Review: ‘Reggie Jackson...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rajon Rondo to the OKC Thunder Is Possible

Rajon Rondo to the Oklahoma City Thunder seems like a pipe dream, but according to The Sporting News’ Sean Deveney, there’s a slight chance of the Boston Celtic heading west. Deveney discussed the scenario in on SB Nation’s CelticsBlog, via NESN: “The Thunder could be one to watch,” Deveney told Jeff Clark. “They have pieces to shed in a sign-and-trade, and a Russell...
Via Basketball Bicker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Is Kevin Durant’s homecoming inevitable?

LeBron James made one thing abundantly clear during this offseason. He was coming home. When he announced via a letter in Sports Illustrated that he planned on returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers team he had publicly spurned four years earlier to form a power trio with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, Cavs fans that had once burned his jersey rejoiced. It was a crazy turnaround...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook gets engaged to longtime girlfriend

Love is in the air once again. Congratulations are in order for Oklahoma City All-Star Russell Westbrook and his girlfriend Nina Earl. Russ put a ring on it Wednesday night. The two began dating in college when both attend UCLA and played basketball. Nina recently completed her Masters degree in Psychology. Of course they announced in on Instagram. “Nothing even matters.....
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder's Reggie Jackson wants to be a starter

TweetGuard Reggie Jackson came into his own last season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He posted career highs across the board while filling in part-time for then-injured Russell Westbrook and continued to play well in a sixth man role, finishing the year with averages of 13.1 points, 4.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds. But Now entering his fourth NBA season, Jackson says he’s looking...
Via Los That Sports Blog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Durant reaches megadeal to stay with Nike

Darren Rovell and ESPN.com is reporting that Nike believes they will be able to keep Kevin Durant in tow after Nike has countered Under Armour’s offer. Looks like they will keep Kevin Durant. Story coming from @ESPNSteinLine and I. — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 31, 2014 According to the report, Nike officials told Durant and his team at Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports...
Via Thacover2
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch McGary on criticism over positive pot test at Michigan: ‘Whatever, so what’ (video)

When Mitch McGary tested positive for marijuana in March while nursing a back injury that prematurely ended his season in December, the then-Michigan Wolverines basketball star read the writing on the wall. Either accept the customary one-year NCAA suspension, meaning he would miss the entire 2014-15 men’s basketball season, or declare for the 2014 NBA […] The post Mitch McGary...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15

The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off of yet another successful season, but once again they felt that they came up short of their potential. They ended up losing to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals in six games. It wasn’t an embarrassing loss at all, and they played the Spurs very […] Oklahoma City Thunder: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15 - Hoops Habit...
Via NBA Draft Blog
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Goodbye, Hasheem Thabeet

Hasheem Thabeet has been sent to the Philadelhia 76ers for a protected second round draft pick and a $1.25 million trade exception. The Hasheem Thabeet reclamation project has ended for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The former number two overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft was sent to the Philadelphia 76ers along with some cash on Tuesday in exchange for a protected 2015 second round...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Writers discuss Kevin Durant's Under Armour vs. Nike choice

$265 million. $285 million. Two dollar amounts that represent the range that Under Armour is willing to pay as it tries to acquire the 2014 NBA MVP  in Kevin Durant as its pitchman. This sponsorship deal could prove to be one of the largest ever signed, and it would give the Maryland-based company an in-state export to lay […] The post Under Armour Vs. Nike: 11 Of Your Favorite...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay-Z to blame for Kevin Durant quitting Team USA?

Kevin Durant pulled out of Team USA two weeks ago much to the shock of USA Basketball coaches, players and executives. Durant cited mental and physical fatigue as his reason for quitting the team during the middle of training camp, only weeks away from the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. “After going through […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Megan Fox starstruck by 'gorgeous' Russell Westbrook

A couple days ago, Nickelodeon hosted the first ever Kids Choice Sports Awards and one individual present at the awards happened to be actress Megan Fox. Fox got the chance to present an award with Oklahoma City Thunder star guard Russell Westbrook and yesterday, she noted on her Facebook page that she was starstruck when she met him: I never get star struck but I got to present...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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