In advance of this season's playoffs, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sat down for ESPN's weekly Sunday Conversation to discuss their often dissected relationship.
And in the interview, ESPN's Mike Tirico took a different, interesting approach, asking each of the superstars to go back and forth, using one word to describe the other.
Durant's words for Westbrook: Energetic, erratic, destroyer, goofy, emotional, athletic, hard-worker.
Westbrook's words for Durant: Unselfish, cool, killer, intimidating, slow-motion, lanky, dedication.
Durant also called it "ludicrous" that people determine their relationship off of the amount of field goal attempts each gets, saying the two are very close off the court.
Spears was the final competitor on the apparatus and the last gymnast to perform a routine on the floor of the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. After sticking her dismount, Spears knew she had a solid routine. But she still had not realized just how successful she and her teammates were over the weekend.
Ibaka is a good scorer, a consistent rebounder and a solid post defender. But he protects the rim like few in NBA history.
An advantage that appeared to favor the Thunder on paper played out before our eyes in the Thunder’s 100-86 win Saturday, and it now stands as perhaps the most significant key to this series as the teams get set for Game 2 on Monday night.
The only receiver back with any significant game experience is junior Sterling Shepard, leaving room for inexperienced players to make an impact.
The focus of the next three months will center on the continued rehab of Devin Davis and Brandon Garrett, who ideally project as the Cowboys starting tackles but are returning from significant injuries.
The Thunder played 36 great minutes on Saturday, outscoring the Grizzlies by a combined 32 points in the first, second and fourth quarters. But coming out of halftime, OKC was about as lethargic as we’ve seen them.
Athletes are now allowed aid by their school to attend individual camps, changing a rule that triggered a chain of events for the OSSAA in the Supreme Court and House of Representatives.
The Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma City Fire Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, and Oklahoma City Public Works Office will all be involved in a security plan enforced by more than 250 law enforcement personnel.