16 February 2011
We should still keep last night's win in check, considering it came against one of the worst teams in the league without their best player, but the Oklahoma City Thunder have entered the All-Star break on a winning note. They destroyed the Sacramento Kings last night, sans Tyreke Evans, 126-96, for their largest margin of victory of the season.
13 February 2011
The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Sacramento Kings on the road last night, 99-97. There really isn't all that much to talk about from a game standpoint. Yes, it was nice to pick up the win, but considering the team lost at home to the Memphis Grizzlies the other night without two of their top players, and had to struggle to hold on against one of the worst teams in the Western Conference last night, I'm not going to get too excited about the victory.
11 February 2011
I find myself playing the "What If" game a lot, especially when it comes to the world of sports. When there are so many times where one split second can make a difference between winning and losing, certain off the court factors can have an even greater impact. It gets you to start thinking about what could have been, or what would have been, if certain decisions had been made differently.
To illustrate this story and demonstrate a key 'what if' in the NBA, I have to first start back over five years ago. This story, much like many tales, does not have a happy beginning. But I promise that if you continue reading until the end, then it will turn out greater in the long run for so many involved.
09 February 2011
Alright, I'll admit my mistake. In yesterday's article, that I now regret writing, I discussed the Oklahoma City Thunder's first 50 games of the 2010-2011 NBA season. I pulled out one quote in particular so that you could see the type of power my writing has, especially when it comes to jinxing a team.
08 February 2011
Kevin Durant has just been named as one of the six participants in the 2011 NBA Three Point Contest the night before the All-Star Game in the Staples Center in Los Angeles. He will be joined by Ray Allen (Boston Celtics), Daniel Gibson (Cleveland Cavaliers), James Jones (Miami Heat), Dorrell Wright (Golden State Warriors) and the defending champion, Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics).
08 February 2011
The 2010-2011 Oklahoma City Thunder have finished playing their first 50 games of the season. Although they have not yet reached the NBA All-Star break, they are well past the halfway point of the regular season. I think that when I was younger, I always associated the All-Star game as the midway mark for the NBA, but I realize now that was just another misconception that people want you to believe.
06 February 2011
I was told by a few people that yesterday's article was a bit confusing. Therefore, I will try to simplify today's message, at least to the best of my abilities.
05 February 2011
Con - sist - en - cy: agreement, harmony, or compatibility, especially correspondence or uniformity among the parts of a complex thing.
That is the official definition of consistency. If you break that down in relation to what we are talking about here, then here is what it could mean in the overall scheme of things:
1. Agreement - Nine players on a team playing together on the court.
2. Harmony - Being on the same page with one another, particularly on the defensive end of the court.
3. Compatibility - Getting along on and off the court.
4. In Correspondence or uniformity - Knowing what your teammates are going to do before they do them.
5. A complex thing - That would be the actual game itself.
If we judge simply be that break down, then the Oklahoma City Thunder have great consistency this season. But anyone who follows them knows that i is not entirely true, because there is truly no such thing as consistency. Not with the Thunder. Not with the players. Not with the league. Not with sports in general.
04 February 2011
I recently had the chance to gain some insight to the mind of the Oklahoma City Thunder's opponents for tonight's game. As the Thunder travel to take on the Phoenix Suns, I had the opportunity to speak with Jim Neveau, who heads up a great site for the Phoenix Suns - http://www.sunsrising.com/ - to talk about tonight's big game. After you read his interview here, make sure to check out Suns Rising later in the day to read my interview on his site.
I hope you enjoy his information, as it will undoubtedly get you ready for tonight's game!