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  1. When the Thunder Became Westbrook’s Team

    Andrew Sharp

    Holy shit. That was exhausting. Those were my only coherent thoughts about the Thunder on Saturday. The whole spectrum of the OKC experience was on display in the second half of Game 6 Saturday night. It started when Russell Westbrook sat down...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Westbrook Illustrated: How Russ Has Transformed Into a Shooting S...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Everybody I know who loves basketball loves Russell Westbrook, but for many of us it's complicated. We all loved him Tuesday night, but his career hasn't been all Tuesday nights - the same things that make him so wonderf...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  3. Mercy Rule: Please Don’t Freak Out About OKC

    Andrew Sharp

    There may not be a single team in the NBA that's more fun to talk about than the Oklahoma City Thunder. Because Kevin Durant is one of the greatest scorers of all time. Because Russell Westbrook is a radioactive point guard who's hazar...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  4. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Silver and Black Basketball Attack

    Andrew Sharp, netw3rk, Danny Chau and Louisa Thomas

    You daily look at last night's NBA action. Louisa Thomas: If Serge Ibaka were not out with a calf injury, the Spurs would not have scored 120 points in the paint in the first two games of the Western Conference finals. They would not have...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  5. Career Arc: Russell Westbrook

    Brian Phillips

    Let's start with the growth spurt. The transformation of Russell Westbrook Jr. from an uncelebrated 16-year-old shooting guard to a potential NBA draft pick happened during the summer after his junior year in high school, when he shot up five in...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. What If This Is OKC’s Last Shot?

    Bill Simmons

    There's a poignant moment in Jonathan Abrams's oral history about the 2002 Kings, right after the section covering their gut-wrenching Game 7 defeat, when a Sacramento employee named Devin Blankenship remembers his coworkers consoling ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. Modern Mythology

    Charles P. Pierce

    When what is rapidly becoming an epic playoff series between the Clippers and the Thunder was in Oklahoma City the last time - which was on May 7, when the home team roasted the visitors over a slow fire - Los Angeles coach Doc Ri...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  8. NBA Playoffs Overnight: OKC-LAC-WTF?!

    Chris Ryan, Andrew Sharp and netw3rk

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: In a season where the lizard-scaled antebellum worldview of Clippers owner Donald Sterling finally crawled into the daylight of the world's attention, it's quit...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  9. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Postseason Prescriptions!

    Grantland Staff

    We're midway through the conference semifinals. What do the remaining eight teams need to keep their playoff dreams alive? Dr. Shootaround is here to prescribe just the right thing. (all GIFs by Jason Gallagher) netw3rk: The great...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  10. True Value: Breaking Down Kevin Durant's Past, Present, and ...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As Kevin Durant stood behind that MVP lectern on Tuesday, he demonstrated a depth of character that is exceedingly rare for any person, let alone a superstar athlete. His speech was truly inspiring. Its core theme was the idea that individual growth...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  11. NBA Playoffs Overnight: A Night of ROYDEMPTION

    Andrew Sharp and Danny Chau

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. Andrew Sharp: I was actually in the car for the first few minutes of Pacers-Wizards. On the way home and away from the TV. So when someone sent me a text message saying "F--- Roy's awake,...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  12. About Last Night: Double Trouble in OKC

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy mock drafting your favorite characters from Draft Day, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Russell Westbrook and newly crowned MVP Kevin Durant combined for 63 points and were one Durant assist awa...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  13. Do the Thunder Have a Scott Brooks Problem? Could Stan Van Gundy ...

    Jared Dubin

    Scott Brooks is a pretty good coach. Let's get that out of the way first. He has compiled a regular-season record of 293-170 in just less than six seasons as the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. That gives him a .633 winning percent...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  14. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Too Close

    netw3rk, Danny Chau and Robert Mays

    (GIFs by Jason Gallagher) netw3rk: Kevin Durant stood at the foul line preparing to take his second free throw. His first shot had already splashed true, pulling the Thunder to within one point of the Grizzlies, 100-99, with 27.5 second...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  15. Four Days in Memphis

    Brian Phillips

    Two little boys are beating the hell out of each other in the highway ditch off I-240 E. White tourists in obvious rental cars are slowing down to watch, making grave small faces of concern. A lot of the traffic doesn't brake at all, though. The...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  16. Make-or-Break NBA Playoffs Weekend

    Zach Lowe

    We have a monster weekend of games in what has become a shockingly unpredictable and wild first round. Let's take a quick spin around each series, focusing on some of the key questions - starting with the most intriguing series....

    Blog | April 25, 2014