• Oklahoma City Thunder: Reggie Jackson can be a star as a sixth man

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 0 min ago

    I like Reggie Jackson. Like him a lot. I think he’s a real person. Doesn’t put on a front. Says what’s on his mind, and what’s on his mind isn’t outrageous. Jackson seems incredibly grounded. But Jackson is all mixed up on this starter/bench issue. To catch you up, Jackson said Monday what he said […]

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Should Reggie Jackson be the starting shooting guard?

    Updated: 51 min ago

    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 you enjoy: Thunder Buddies - 09/30 (<--Click here) - It's baaaaaaaaaaack. The NBA returned to OKC on Monday with Media Day. What was our biggest takeway? What was up with Steven Adams mustache? And do we agree with Reggie Jackson? Should he start? We discuss. Archive Thunder Buddies -

  • Kevin Durant Nike eyeglasses coming soon

    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Russell Westbrook isn't the only Thunder player in the eyewear game anymore. Kevin Durant and Nike have collaborated on a line of frames which will release this season and in early 2015. The adult collection releases in the next few weeks, while the Young Athlete version (NK 5530) will be available in January. From Nike: This season, Nike Vision will launch an optical collection in collaboration with one of today’s great basketball players, reigning MVP Kevin Durant. The collection will consist of two unisex styles: an adult sunglass, the NK 7230 KD, as well as a Young Athlete design, the NK 5530 KD. The NK 7230 KD launches this month, while the NK 5530 KD will be available beginning in January 2015. Both feature Durant’s signature logo and will retail at select optical providers. The NK 7230 KD features a classic, vintage-inspired square shape. A lightweight acetate front is complemented with injected temples, while pin hinge construction accompanies a sturdy five-barrel hinge. Rich colorations complement Durant’s logo on the inner temple. The NK 7230 KD will be available in three color ways: Black and Noble Red; Tokyo Tortoise and Raw Umber; and Midnight Navy with Tropical Teal. The style will retail for approximately $245. January 2015 sees the arrival of the NK 5530 KD, a versatile design ideal for teenagers and adults with petite builds. Spring hinges provide durability on the eyewear, which is also equipped with an occipital fit temple design. Like the NK 7230 KD, the NK 5530 KD also features Durant’s signature logo on the inner temple. The style will come in two color ways: Navy, Tortoise and Tropical Teal and Black and Noble Red. The NK 5530 KD will retail for approximately $185. “Since I wear glasses as part of my daily routine, it was a natural extension for me to become involved with eyewear,” said Durant. “This is a new venture for me, and I’m excited for fans to see the final outcome of the product. As with my footwear, I haven’t compromised any technical details for aesthetics, and vice versa.” Westbrook famously has created his own line of sunglasses named Westbrook Frames to go along with his  exclusive clothing collection sold at Barneys New York. Now, it's KD's turn.

  • Q&A: Steven Adams talks tattoos, Tom Selleck and his reputation in the NBA

    By Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    For his first press conference of the Thunder season, Steven Adams showed up with an extended tattoo and a mustache from the 1970s. And in between the deadpanning about his offensive game and instructions from coach Scott Brooks, the second-year pro answered questions about his decision to not play for New Zealand in the FIBA World Cup, his reputation in the league, and more on Monday at Thunder Media Day. Q: Why the mustache? A: I was just about to say, I’m accepting no questions about the ’stache. … I don’t know. I’d seen Tom Selleck, got inspired. It’s a look I’m going for.

  • Q&A: Steven Adams talks tattoos, Tom Selleck and his reputation in the NBA

    Erik Horne | Updated: 21 hr ago

    In his first interview of the new season, Steve Adams showed up with an extended tattoo and a mustache from the 1970s. And in between the deadpanning about his offensive game and instructions from Scott Brooks, the second-year pro answered questions about his decision to not play for New Zealand in the FIBA World Cup, […]

  • Kevin Durant plans on playing for Team USA basketball in 2016

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant told ESPN on Monday that he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. "Hopefully I'll be there. It's whoever Mr. [Jerry] Colangelo and Coach K [Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski] pick," Durant said in‎ an interview on his 26th birthday scheduled to air later this week on SportsCenter. "I would love to have the chance to play in another Olympics." The Olympics in 2016 also falls during the same summer when Durant will become a free agent.

  • With Anthony Morrow, the Thunder has replaced experience with hunger

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Signing Morrow was the biggest of the franchise’s moves, and while he wasn’t the splash signing that many hoped, he might be just what the Thunder needs. That’s because of his shooting percentage and his lacking playoff experience.

  • Sam Presti Says He's Looking Forward To Kevin Durant's Free Agency

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Kevin Durant’s impending free agency is a topic that isn’t going away soon…mostly because it’s two years away! But that won’t stop the basketball world from watching, waiting and weighing in on where Durant will choose to play in 2016. Durant discussed the topic in a lengthy but excellent story in USA Today, a piece […]

  • Scott Brooks: Russell Westbrook is the best point guard in basketball

    Erik Horne | Yesterday

    Scott Brooks was first up for the Thunder at media day on Monday, and the Thunder coach didn’t have much to say in terms of groundbreaking news. He did, however, back his starting point guard as the best in the league — a league that includes players such as Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, […]

  • Steven Adams shows up at Thunder Media Day with glorious mustache

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    As he enters his second year in the NBA, Steven Adams is expected to add different dimensions to his game. And he has already started the transformation. Stone Cold Steve Adams showed up at Media Day on Monday with a new tattoo on his right arm and a mustache that had people buzzing. It is real…and it is glorious:

  • Kevin Durant talks unfiltered on Thunder, OKC and his future

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    In an Interview with USA TODAY Sports, Kevin Durant spoke enough to shut down all the rumors that speak about his future and also reinforced what OKC means to him. Kevin Durant knows how people are eager to know about his future and it doesn't surprise him at all, but at the same time he can't predict the future as all what he is thinking of currently is his present. He enjoys settling down at Oklahoma City as well as playing beside his teammates.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder Media Day

    staff reports | Yesterday

    Thunder season is officially here. Join Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and The Oklahoman sports team at noon as we bring you live coverage of Thunder media day with quotes, photos, video and more.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Examining the biggest storylines heading into preseason camp

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    The NBA is back in OKC, starting with Media Day on Monday and the opening of camp on Tuesday. And the Thunder’s loaded roster enters its seventh season in the metro with plenty of intriguing questions. Here’s a list of the bigger ones.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder roundtable: Who should start at center and shooting guard?

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Four questions for four writers, previewing the start of another Thunder season with camp set to begin early next week.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Why Reggie Jackson won't take Thabo Sefolosha's place in the starting lineup

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Sam Presti met with the media a few days ago to launch Thunder training camp. And like always, Presti provided more clues than answers. So we don’t really know who will start in Thabo Sefolosha’s stead. We just know who won’t. Reggie Jackson.

  • A horse named Ibaka: Why one Norman family will be wearing OKC Thunder gear to cheer on their Oklahoma Derby

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Doug Wall owns a thoroughbred named Ibaka, a 3-year gelding who on Sunday afternoon will try to become only the second Oklahoma horse to win the Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park. Wall, a Thunder season ticket holder, named the horse after Serge Ibaka because the power forward is his favorite player.

  • Russell Westbrook's style profiled by Wall Street Journal

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Russell Westbrook is poised to make his mark on the menswear world, with a collaboration at Barneys. Wall Street Journal deems Westbrook a "fearlessly stylish basketball star" in this latest piece, which details how Westbrook has set himself apartin what's become a pregame fashion show. From WSJ: "This is about Russell Westbrook, style vanguard. You may know that pro basketball is in the middle a style renaissance. Players have been befriending designers and cramming their long legs into the front row at fashion week. There's LeBron James at Michael Bastian. Dwyane Wade at Richard Chai. Tyson Chandler at Alexander Wang. Amar'e Stoudemire at En Noir. The concrete corridors at basketball arenas have become new runways, where fashion-conscious players try to outdo each other before they even step on the hardwood floor. "But even in this style-savvy generation, Mr. Westbrook stands alone. He's the experimenter, the boundary-pusher, the avant-gardist."

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant delivers message of fitness at event for Gov. Mary Fallin's Get Fit initiative

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Kevin Durant was at state Capitol on Friday afternoon, there to support Fallin’s new Get Fit initiative aimed at promoting exercise for the state’s youth. The near 7-footer sauntered onto the stage to shrieks from the 200-plus kids in attendance.

  • Celtics PG Rajon Rondo breaks hand, has surgery

    Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    The Boston Celtics may be without their starting point guard for a while. The Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes reports that Rajon Rondo  suffered a broken hand and a timetable for his return is unknown. Rondo reportedly had surgery on the hand Friday. Any missed time by Rondo will have a direct affect on former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, who was drafted sixth overall by the Celtics in the 2014 NBA Draft. With Rondo out, Smart would be the projected starter at point guard.

  • LeBron James at Cavaliers media day: 'I still have a lot to prove'

    Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    How big is LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers? More than 300 credentialed journalists covered media day at the team's practice facility Friday. Last year, media day was covered by a handful of local reporters, according to USA TODAY. Cleveland, coming off a 33-49 record last season, the fourth straight that ended without a playoff berth, is the center of the NBA's universe. The greatest player on the planet comes back to his old team with a new attitude, a new playing weight and a new desire to build something long term – including the city's first major professional sports championship since the Browns won an NFL title in 1964. James, all business, wearing a Cavs jersey and headband when he spoke, indicated his eagerness to get started.