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  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

  • OKC Thunder: Clippers owner Steve Ballmer guarantees season-opening win over 'old Seattle team'

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Steve Ballmer ushered in his ownership era with the Clippers in style on Monday afternoon, staging an offseason pep rally in Staples Center for his new fanbase. During it, Ballmer was introduced to the crowd with an Eminem song, before delivering a wild and eccentric speech in which the energetic billionaire made his fare share of bold […]

  • OKC Thunder: Preseason games set for Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder will once again play preseason games in Tulsa and Wichita, Kan., as well as two games inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City will tip off preseason play on the road on Oct. 8 against the Denver Nuggets and then play the Mavericks in Dallas on Oct. 10. The Thunder first home preseason game will be Oct. 14 vs. Memphis. The team’s second preseason game in OKC will be Oct. 21 vs. Utah, which will conclude the exhibition schedule. Oklahoma City will host the Toronto Raptors at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita on Oct. 17 and two nights later, the Thunder will host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 19 at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Sometimes the best moves are few moves at all

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Now that the majority of player movement has concluded, it’s time to take inventory of what actually happened. It’s an important look back because there’s this lingering notion that everyone else got better while the Thunder again stood pat.

  • Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart to throw out first pitch at Red Sox game

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart will perform in Boston Saturday night, but not on the basketball court.  According to the Boston Celtic's Twitter account, he is throwing out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox's game against the Houston Astros. 

  • Watch something bad happen to James Harden

    Matt Carney | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Okay, it’s not that bad. Now that James Harden’s leading a conference rival and not coming off the Thunder’s bench though, we’ve gotta take what we can get. And what we got today was The Beard and a handful of his USA Basketball teammates taking their turn at the ice bucket challenge that’s gotten so […]

  • Bids for new floor for Oklahoma City Thunder come in under budget

    William Crum | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    The low bid on the Thunder’s new basketball floor was $109,670.40 by Sport Court West (sportcourtwest.com), about $90,000 under what the city had set aside for the project. The new floor will replace the Thunder’s original floor from 2008. Plans call for it to be installed by Sept. 30. Connor Sports Flooring will manufacture and […]

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners release schedule

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Oklahoma’s last two Big 12 basketball games could have big implications on the conference race. The Sooners close out the regular season at Iowa State on March 2 and at home against Kansas on March 7. The Big 12 released its men’s basketball schedule Thursday, making Oklahoma’s schedule complete. The Jayhawks have won the last 10 Big 12 regular-season championships, but the Sooners, Iowa State and Texas are among teams that have a chance to put an end to Kansas’ streak. All of OU’s conference games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNews. The Sooners open Big 12 play at home against Baylor on Jan. 3 before heading to Texas on Jan. 5.

  • Jerry Colangelo 'contractual situation' comments clarified, about Kevin Love, not Kevin Durant

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Those interesting comments from Jerry Colangelo on Kevin Durant? Turns out, they were about Kevin Love, and were misinterpreted in various reports.

  • OKC Thunder: Single-game tickets to go on sale Sept. 30

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Single-game tickets for this season’s Oklahoma City Thunder home games will go on sale Sept. 30, at 10 a.m., the team announced Thursday. Tickets will be available for all preseason and regular-season games at Chesapeake Energy Arena through the team’s web site, THUNDER.NBA.COM. Fans will be able to purchase up to four tickets for each game, subject to availability. There will be limited numbers of tickets available for each game, due to the number of season tickets sold. To best serve the team’s regional fan base, tickets sold directly from the team will only be available for purchase by fans in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The NBA released its 2014-15 regular-season schedule earlier this

  • Kevin Durant looks ridiculously real in NBA2K15 screenshots

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    As many of you know, Kevin Durant is the face of the latest NBA2K video game — NBA2K15 — set for release on Oct. 7. Not much has been seen of the game other than a few teaser videos, but a high-resolution screen shot was released this week of Durant  and it’s pretty unbelievable. The […]

  • Full Oklahoma City Thunder 2014-15 schedule is revealed

    By Anthony Slater | Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Here is the schedule for the Oklahoma City Thunder's 2014-15 season. The team opens on Oct. 29 at Portland. 2014-15 Thunder Schedule: http://www.nba.com/thunder/schedule Here are some extra nuggets about the Thunder schedule. The Thunder will host a New Year's Eve game for the seventh consecutive season. OKC, for the 3rd time in 4 years on NYE, will play Phoenix. — Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) August 13, 2014   Thunder vs Rockets (Westbrook vs Beverley): -Nov. 16 in OKC -Jan. 15 in HOU -Apr. 5 in OKC — Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) August 13, 2014   Thunder have the second most nationally televised games behind the Clippers (via

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Plenty of rest is built into Thunder schedule

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    The Thunder will receive as much rest as any team can ask for over the course of an 82-game season. Road trips are relatively short, games are sufficiently spaced out and the entire schedule is about as balanced as can be.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowgirls' schedule released

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    The Oklahoma State women’s basketball team enters the 2014-15 season fresh off a Sweet 16 appearance last season, but will return to the hardwood without its previous four-year starter at point guard. Tiffany Bias is now with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. But the Cowgirls do bring back forward Liz Donohoe and guard Brittney Martin. Both averaged 11 points per game last season. Two matchups to keep an eye on in 2015: The Cowgirls open Big 12 play at Baylor, which reached the Final Four last season, and OSU’s home finale will be a Bedlam showdown against Oklahoma on March 2. OSU’s regular-season opener is Nov. 14 against Loyola-Marymount. 2014-15 OSU Schedule November 4 vs. SW Oklahoma State

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooner women's Big 12 schedule released

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Oklahoma’s women’s basketball team will open its Big 12Conference schedule against West Virginia on Jan. 4 at Lloyd Noble Center. The Big 12 announced its conference schedule on Wednesday. Oklahoma returns seven letterwinners from the team that made the NCAA Tournament last season, but just one regular starter, senior Sharane Campbell-Olds. Junior Kaylon Williams and sophomore Gioya Carter also started at times last year. The Sooners host Texas on Jan. 14 and a week later host the first Bedlam game of the season on Jan. 21 against Oklahoma State. Oklahoma doesn’t play Baylor for the first time until Feb. 11 in Waco. The Sooners host the Bears on Feb. 25. The regular-season wraps up with Bedlam in

  • OKC Thunder: LeBron James, new-look Cleveland Cavaliers to visit OKC on Dec. 11

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    LeBron James and the new look Cleveland Cavaliers will make their lone visit to Oklahoma City on Thursday, Dec. 11. In addition to James being back in a Cavs uniform, Cleveland also is expected to have Kevin Love on its roster following an impending trade later this month. Along with point guard and reigning All-Star Game MVP Kyrie Irving, the Cavs are considered to be forming a similar "Big Three" to the one in which James journeyed to four straight NBA Finals as a member of the Miami Heat. CBSSports.com first reported Cleveland's scheduled visit. The NBA will release its league-wide schedule later Wednesday.

  • Carmelo Anthony, who's looking quite thin, doesn't expect the Knicks to win it all this season

    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    When he exercised the early termination option in his contract to enter free agency at the start of the summer, Carmelo Anthony — a seven-time All-Star who has never made it past the conference finals in an 11-year career — had to choose between taking a shorter, less lucrative contract offer to join a new team in pursuit of an NBA championship, or staying at home for the top dollar, but less likelihood of competing for a title, with the New York Knicks, according to Yahoo Sports. As you know, Anthony chose the latter option, spurning the more-playoff-push-prepared Chicago Bulls to agree to a five-year, $124 million deal to stay in Manhattan; he would later say that his decision wasn't about the money, but rather about believing new Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson can build a championship-caliber team in the years ahead. "I don't think we're that far away," Anthony told ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.

  • Nick Collison’s blood-stained shoes being auctioned off by Thunder

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder is auctioning off a pair of historical shoes. Nick Collison’s game-worn shoes from the April 3 game against the San Antonio Spurs are up for bid as part of the Thunder Cares August Auction. You might ask: What’s so special about these particular shoes? Well, for starters, they have NICK COLLISON’S […]

  • OKC Thunder to visit San Antonio on Christmas Day

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    The entire 2014-15 NBA schedule will be unveiled at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

  • OKC Thunder: Who should the Thunder play on Christmas Day?

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    The NBA schedule will be released on Wednesday at 5 p.m., which means Christmas comes early for Thunder and NBA fans worldwide. As for the real Christmas, the Thunder has become as much a part of the NBA’s yearly tradition as any team, playing in four consecutive Christmas Day contests. The Thunder’s last Dec. 25 […]