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While it may have taken a year longer than it should have, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder is going to the NBA All-Star Game. It was announced last night that he was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference, as it will make him a first time All-Star.

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Bring on your snowstorms and blizzard-like conditions, Mother Nature. Actually, please don't. The entire country is kind of getting a bit tired of all of this snow this Winter. Therefore, I take that back. As long as you know that even some of the worst weather conditions of the year outside cannot cool off Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder inside the Ford Center.

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I am about to say something that I thought I never would. Hockey actually got me thinking about something.

I have to give Gary Bettman and the NHL some credit. Of all the four major sports, hockey is lagging behind baseball, football and basketball. The NHL is an inferior product in comparison to MLB, the NFL and the NBA. Hey, don't get mad at me. Whether or not you happen to like the proceeding statement, very few could argue that it is indeed a fact.

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The Washington Wizards fell to 0-22 on the road this season.

Thanks to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

But the Wizards were just one shot away at various points of last night's game of picking up their first win away from home on the season.

Thanks, again, to the Thunder.

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The Oklahoma City will have at least one representative on the NBA Western Conference All-Star team in Los Angeles for the league's 60th All-Star Game on February 20. To absolutely no surprise, it will be Kevin Durant, who finished as the leading vote getter at the forward position in the West. He received more votes than anyone in the conference, aside from Kobe Bryant, who received more votes than any other player.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder got a career best performance from Kevin Durant, who set highs with 47 points and 18 rebounds. He also had a pair of steals, assists and blocks, while connecting on 15 of 28 field goals, including 4 of 8 from behind the three point line and 13 of 14 from the free throw line. The team scored 118 points in an overtime win.

What is somewhat discouraging is that they needed each and every one of those 118 to defeat the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves on the road. You see, even with Durant's career night, the Thunder were only able to hold on for a one point overtime win over the T-wolves.

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Have you all heard that expression, "Whats good for the goose is good for the gander?"  I never really understood this saying. I knew what it meant, but I had no idea that a gander was a male goose. I thought they were both just called geese. How many people go around talking about ganders? Really?

But even though I always understood it's meaning, I never bought into the whole theory. Just because something is good for someone, why is it necessarily good for someone else as well? The bottom line is that it isn't, and anyone who tells you otherwise is just fooling themselves.

Its true.

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I said that the Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks would play in game that had the potential to be one of the higher scoring games of the season. I told anyone who would listen how concerned I was that Amar'e Stoudamire could have a career day. I predicted that this game would go back and forth with many lead changes. I stated that this game would go down to who has the ball last will win.

Hey, one out of four isn't all that bad.

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As the Oklahoma City prepare to take on the New York Knicks tonight at the Ford Center, I was granted the opportunity to conduct an interview with http://www.knicksfanaticsblog.com/ of the Bloguin Sports Network. We all know what the Thunder need to do in order to preserve a victory, but here you will find insight from the opposition. Take a look below, head over to their site later on to read my interview with them, and then enjoy tonight's game, where Oklahoma City will look to avenge a December loss in Madison Square Garden.

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Carmelo Anthony is a member of the Denver Nuggets. At least for now. That is not good news for the rest of the NBA Western Conference, especially when the Nuggets play at home where they are 19-4 on the season.

It is also not good news for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant, who is 1-10 against Anthony and the Nuggets following last night's 112-107 loss. 

Earlier in the day, the New Jersey Nets announced that they had broken off all discussions with the Nuggets regarding a trade for Anthony. Apparently, they were growing sick and tired of all the melodrama. What, you didn't think I would go there? You should know by now...

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