• VIDEO: What is the best dunk of Russell Westbrook's career?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Lost in the hoopla that was Russell Westbrook InterviewGate the past few days was what should have been an appreciation for quite possibly the best dunk of Westbrook’s career. It’s an impressive and growing list, but the fastbreak double-clutch reverse he pulled out against the Magic on Sunday makes a strong case for #1. It seemed like he […]

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Berry Tramel talks about Russell Westbrook's contentious interview

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of OKC’s only professional team. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope […]

  • VIDEO: Paul Pierce does Russell Westbrook impression with reporters

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce joked with reporters on Saturday, pulling a Russell Westbrook by continually saying “we executed.” Pierce even donned some oversized eyewear to complete the Westbrook look. He finished up with an “I don’t like you,” a reference to Westbrook’s answer to a Berry Tramel question following Friday’s Thunder-Warriors game. Even better: […]

  • Thunder Chat Recap: Anthony Slater on Russell Westbrook and the media, Thunder trades and all the Serge Ibaka 3s

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Anthony Slater answered your questions on the Power Lunch chat on Monday, from the Thunder's involvement in the trade market to Russell Westbrook and the media. Here's the recap.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 127-99 blowout of Orlando

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s highlight-filled 127-99 blowout of the Magic: 1. First half showcase – In the Thunder’s first three January road games — bad losses to the Warriors, Kings and Rockets — slow starts were a massive issue. OKC was outscored 102-59 combined in those three first quarters, with each early deficit eventually proving […]

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook submits his case for dunk of the year

    Anthony Slater | Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    The Thunder’s blowout of Orlando on Sunday night was chalked full of highlight plays. But one certainly flew above the rest. Literally. In the middle of the third quarter, Russell Westbrook soared for a fastbreak reverse slam with a loud splash of style. My personal opinion — It was the best dunk of his career. Check out […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Magic

    staff reports | Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder faces off against the Orlando Magic in the first game of a five-game road trip. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma Ciy Thunder: OKC must figure out its road problem as it embarks on season's long road trip

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    The Thunder has a road problem that must be figured out. OKC is winless away from The Peake in 2015, and its defense in those games has been horrendous. Now comes a 10-day, five-game road grind that will further put this team to the test.

  • Russell Westbrook continues his Marshawn Lynch-like interview tactics

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    Russell Westbrook has never been great with the media. He doesn’t delve into detail with his answers. He’s not particularly forthcoming. He occasionally pops off, most notably with a meme-worthy “What???” in Utah a couple seasons ago. But he typically gave proper answers to questions. Not anymore. Westbrook has apparently grown tired of the media and adopted […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Warriors

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder faces the Golden State Warriors in the second game of a back-to-back. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Report: Brook Lopez trade talks stall between Thunder and Nets

    staff reports | Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    A proposed three-way trade which would send Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez to the Oklahoma City Thunder is "dead, at least for now,"  according to Charlotte Hornets beat writer Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Obeserver. News started leaking out  about the proposed deal Thursday night, one that had Lopez going to Oklahoma City, Hornets guard Lance Stephenson going to Brooklyn, and Nets guard Jarrett Jacka and Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb to Charlotte.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: What exactly does Brook Lopez fix?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Rumors persist that the Thunder is interesting in trading for Brook Lopez, the 7-foot Brooklyn center who makes $15.7 million and almost that much for podiatrists, since his chronic foot problems are a major concern. But Lopez is a quality offensive center. He can score in the low post, and I don’t mean score like […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Jenni Carlson

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    How would a Brook Lopez trade change the Thunder? What kind of work is Travis Ford doing in Stillwater? Is Lincoln Riley the Sooners' answer at offensive coordinator? Ask columnist Jenni Carlson on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Early surge buries Thunder

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Thursday night’s nationally televised 112-101 whopping at Houston, a game in which OKC yielded 40 first-quarter points, trailed by as many as 26 early in the second quarter and stared at a double-digit deficit for the final 44 minutes, was the latest shred of evidence piling up on the Thunder and revealing the cold hard truth about this year’s bunch.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 112-101 loss in Houston

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s 112-101 loss in Houston on Thursday night: 1. Nightmare first quarter: Coming off a five-day break, there was a sense — or at least an internal hope — that the Thunder would come back refreshed and in rhythm. For about three possessions, it looked that way. OKC was up […]

  • Report: Thunder in trade discussions to possibly land Brook Lopez

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    As the Thunder stumbled in Houston on Thursday night, continued trade rumors swirled around the struggling team. ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported that OKC is in discussions to potentially land Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez in a 3-team deal that would send Charlotte guard Lance Stephenson to Brooklyn and Jarrett Jack and Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb to Charlotte. But […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Rockets

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder renews one of the NBA's best rivalries against the Houston Rockets tonight at 7 p.m. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • VIDEO: Paul George dunks at Pacers practice

    Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    In the summer of 2014, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George broke his leg scrimmaging with Team USA, an injury Kevin Durant later revealed influenced his decision to leave the national team . Well, George has been back in practice with the Pacers and was videoed dunking on Thursday. George is still expected to miss most of this season, but it's a good sign for George, who emerged as on of the NBA's best players in 2013-14.

  • LeBron James: Is this Cavalier mess anything like Miami's troubles of four years ago?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are 19-20 and trailing even the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference standings. LeBron James’ maiden season back in Cleveland has led to roster upheaval (the Cavs traded Dion Waiters) and coach controversy (will David Blatt be run off?) and questions about whether this collection of mega-talent will work. Not at all […]

  • Kevin Durant on Reggie Jackson: 'We're not babying anybody'

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    With the arrival of Dion Waiters, a cloud of uncertainty emerged over Reggie Jackson’s future. Forget a month from now, no one knows how Jackson fits into the picture Thursday night against Houston. His minutes could diminish, his role as the sixth man and trusted closer could soon be taken away. He might even be […]