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PHOTO: Enes Kanter dwarfed by world’s tallest man

Enes Kanter made headlines this summer when he inked a $70 million four-year contract with Oklahoma City.   However, if OKC was really looking for some “Turkish Thunder” to protect the rim, they may have been better off scouting Sultan Kosem, who, at 8’3″, just happens to be the world’s tallest man.  Here’s a recently taken picture of Enes and his fellow countryman...
Via The Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder's Kanter looks tiny next to the world's tallest man (PHOTOS)

Oklahoma City Thunder big man Enes Kanter is a large human by any standard. Standing 6-11, 245 lbs., Kanter is quite massive, even in the NBA, where the average player fluctuates between 6-6 and 6-7 and about 220 lbs.  But there are exceptions to every rule, and this is one: Kanter looks normal-sized, even tiny, standing next to Sultan Kösen, the tallest man in the world: Kösen...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Signing Talib Zanna On Non-Guaranteed Deal

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with free agent forward Talib Zanna, league sources told RealGM. Zanna spent last season with the OKC Blue in the NBA D-League, averaging 13.3 points, 11 rebounds and 60 percent field-goal shooting in 50 games. Zanna joins Dez Wells as training camp invites to the Thunder. Zanna played for the Thunder and Cleveland...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

6'11" Oklahoma City Thunder center + "world's tallest man" = you're small

With the World Tallest Man! (8'3) "Sultan Kosem" from Turkey. We should try to get him in @okcthunder @NBA @GWR Lol pic.twitter.com/77i0xl7xxO— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) August 27, 2015[Dr. Dan Carson]Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As the Oklahoma City Thunder look to get back to the Western Conference playoffs in the upcoming season, they have one of the most intriguing teams in the association. Despite both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook suffering in-season injuries, the Thunder came up only one game short of making into the playoffs. Check out some of their best moments from last season in the below...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

World’s tallest man dwarfs 6-foot-11 Enes Kanter

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, who is 6-foot-11, looked short when he stood next to the tallest living male on the planet. Kanter tweeted out a picture of himself with Sultan Kosen, an 8’3″ Turkish man. With the World Tallest Man! (8’3) “Sultan Kosem” from Turkey. We should try to get him in @okcthunder @NBA @GWR Lol pic.twitter.com/77i0xl7xxO — Enes Kanter...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Perry Jones III Given a Fresh Start with the Boston Celtics

Perry Jones III was disapointing for the Oklahoma City Thunder despite his incredible length and athleticism. He will be looking to make an impact for the Boston Celtics this season. 
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook Gets Turnt at Taylor Swift Concert

OKC Thunder live wire Russell Westbrook has a well documented affinity for Taylor Swift jams. So it’s no surprise he hit up her concert at the Staples Center and of course, proceeded to have the time of his life. This moment just made his summer. A video posted by Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:19am PDT The post Russell Westbrook Gets Turnt at...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook rocks out at Taylor Swift concert

Russell Wilson is a huge Taylor Swift fan, apparently. The Oklahoma City Thunder star was in Los Angeles on Tuesday night to see her in concert, and it’s clear that he’s not just a casual fan. As evidenced by the video he posted to Instagram, Westbrook knows all the words to her songs. Check out him rocking out to “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” ...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook rocks out at Taylor Swift concert (Video)

Don’t hate on the Brodie. Especially don’t hate on the Brodie for his elegant taste in music. On Tuesday night, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook proved that even cyborgs have feelings, attending a Taylor Swift concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and sharing majestic footage of him lip-syncing in the audience to his Instagram account. T SWIFT...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Russell Westbrook rock out at Taylor Swift concert

Russell Westbrook is a Swifty. The Thunder guard attended Taylor Swift's concert at the Staples Center on Tuesday and he had a blast belting out her No. 1 hit, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Westbrook also added some solid head-bopping and deft hand motions. The NBA star's fandom of T-Swift shouldn't come as a surprise. A few months earlier, he posted this clip of himself...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook opens 'Russell's Reading Rooms' at three L.A. elementary schools

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook may be criticized for being selfish at times on the hardwood, but off of it he is anything but. Westbrook, who grew up in South Los Angeles, is giving back to his hometown this offseason. Westbrook is opening three 'Russell's Reading Rooms' at three different Los Angeles elementary schools, including the one he attended as a child -- 75th...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant discusses rumors of his impending free agency

The 2014 NBA MVP will be highly sought after in the 2016 Free Agency With the 2015-16 NBA Season still yet to begin; fans, reporters and analysts have started the search for Kevin Durant’s new home come the beginning of the 2016-17 NBA Season. With a year to go and so much along the way that will factor into Durant’s decision, it seems illogical to predict where the 2014...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Pre-season schedule released

Thunder Nation is ready to see Ibaka back on the court! The Oklahoma City Thunder released they’re pre-season schedule this morning, which tallies at a total of six games. Two of the six games will be played at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, three of them will be out-of-state and one will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Similar to other NBA teams, the Thunder are aiming to go to a different...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka trolls Matt Barnes over Rihanna situation

    Rihanna embarrassed Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes on Sunday shortly after Barnes hinted that he has been dating the R&B artist. In a post on Instagram, Rihanna claimed she has never even met Barnes and called him a liar. Serge Ibaka seemed to enjoy Rihanna’s reaction. Ibaka, who has a long history of beefing with Barnes, sent a couple of tweets shortly after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: What Should Be Their Starting 5?

(Jan. 22, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… A new head coach will take the role this season with the singular target of making the NBA Finals. Billy Donovan has a tough task ahead of him, playing against an incredibly tough Western Conference with a relatively shallow squad, so Donovan will be relying heavily on...
Via HoopStuff
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Offseason Grade

 If the gods bless KD and OKC with good health, could this be the year they reach the NBA’s summit? IN Enes Kanter—four years, $70 million Kyle Singler—four years, $19.4 million Josh Huestis—two years, $2.3 million Cameron Payne—no. 14 overall OUT Perry Jones III—traded to Boston Jeremy Lamb—traded to Charlotte OVERVIEW In the big scheme of things, the offseason...
Via The Lottery Mafia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron, Melo Make Fun Of Russell Westbrook For Screwing Up A Drill (Video)

Russell Westbrook is a pretty mean dude, so we’re guessing not many players on the Oklahoma City Thunder would mess with him. As for Team USA? That’s a different story. The All-Star point guard had a bit of a rough time during a recent workout for USA Basketball in Las Vegas, making a mistake during a drill that required him to take two dribbles and score. Westbrook probably...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant: I'm the best player in the world

Move over, LeBron James. There’s a new best player in the world. In June, James declared with confidence that he’s the world’s best basketball player, despite the fact that the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. However, Kevin Durant feels differently. KD: "No disrespect to anyone else but I feel like I'm the best player in the world...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant calls USA minicamp 'basketball heaven'

Foot surgery ended Kevin Durant’s 2014-15 season after just 27 games, but the Oklahoma City Thunder forward is apparently enjoying being on the court at USA Basketball minicamp. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Durant said he “can go 100 percent” and is relishing the time around some of the NBA’s best talents. “Iron sharpens iron. I’d be a fool if I didn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Unfairness of the OKC Thunder Firing Scott Brooks

"If I were the coach/GM..." is a quote that embodies sports fanaticism in such a profound way. At the heart of every fan is a wannabe coach or GM who would (possibly) murder for the chance to assume that position for their favorite club or team. The sports industry feeds this obsession with analytics that can be used to compare players, fantasy trade machines that allow schlubs...
Via The Sports Quotient
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Dion Waiters The NBA's Worst Player?

Probably not. But now that the question has been posed, we should at least do some rudimentary research, just to be sure. As Dion Waiters' college days came to an end at Syracuse, the sixth-man shooting guard was scouted by Joe Treutlein of DraftExpress.com:Waiters brings an interesting package of skills to the table along with a good amount of untapped potential. His style of...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour reportedly traded for fourth time in a week

“I wanna make you feel wanted,” is a lyric made famous by country singer Hunter Hayes. That song, “Wanted,” may also be NBA point guard Luke Ridnour’s current ballad of choice. After all, for the fourth time in a single week, the 34-year-old has been traded. Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports the Oklahoma City Thunder have shipped Ridnour to the Toronto Raptors...
Via Sportsnaut
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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