• PHOTO: Oklahoma City Blue reveals court design

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Blue -- the Thunder's D-League affiliate -- released a photo of its new court design on its  Instagram account on Thursday. The floor has the OKC Blue logo in the center, along with smaller Thunder logos at the top and bottom of each side of the court. The Blue opens its first season in Oklahoma City Nov. 14 against the Maine Red Claws, 7 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Kevin Durant, HBO Sports team up for reality special 'The Offseason'

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Kevin Durant’s portfolio continues to expand, as the Thunder forward has teamed up with HBO Sports for the 1-hour reality special “The Offseason: Kevin Durant,” debuting Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. on HBO. The unscripted special is a first-person account of the life of Durant from the end of the 2013-14 season (May 31) to […]

  • Thunder reaction to 114-101 preseason loss at Denver

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    The Thunder dropped its preseason opener, 114-101, at Denver on Wednesday night. Steven Adams scored a team-high 15 points with seven rebounds and two blocked shots before fouling out in 21 minutes. Mitch McGary added 14 points with four rebounds in 36 minutes. Kevin Durant scored 11 points in 12 minutes, all of them coming […]

  • Five quick observations from the Thunder's 114-101 preseason loss in Denver

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Here are five quick observations from the Thunder’s 114-101 preseason loss in Denver on Wednesday night: 1. SteveO’s solid showing – Steven Adams had 14 points in the first quarter on Wednesday night. Kendrick Perkins has scored 14 points in a GAME for the Thunder only twice. So, yes, it was a loud opening statement from the second-year […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Nuggets Preseason

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are back in action against the Denver Nuggets in its first preseason game of the 2014-15 season. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and The Oklahoman sports team.

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant talks about humble beginnings for latest KD7 'Uprising' colorway

    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Another week, another KD7 colorway. The special thing about Kevin Durant's frequent shoe color releases, however, is the significance behind each one. The latest -- the KD7 Uprising -- has Durant talking about his rise from a kid who couldn't make a layup to the NBA's Most Valuable Player. Durant describes the inspiration behind the colorway in the lastest video he tweeted out Wednesday morning. "People may think you're born with certain skills," Durant said. "None of these guys that make it are born with anything, it's just something you've gotta hone." According to Nike, the shoe is also a nod to Durant's fascination with meteorology , which began when he was a kid. The shoe features athmospheric graphics on the outsole and Nike Swoosh. The KD7 Uprising will be available Oct. 16.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Berry Tramel gets you ready for OU-Texas, OSU-Kansas and Thunder preseason with his weekly chat from H&H Shooting Sports. Questions or comments? Ask Tramel on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: What's the most intriguing preseason storyline?

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    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 - 10/07 (<--Click here) - The Thunder open preseasosn on Wednesday in Denver. What did we learn from their scrimmage on Sunday? What are we looking forwarrd to most over the next two weeks? We discuss. Archive Thunder Buddies - 09/30 - It's baaaaaaaaaaack. The NBA returned

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant comments on the NBA's new TV deal, possible abolishment of max contracts

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    As one of the players who may benefit most from the NBA’s recently announced $24 billion television deal, Kevin Durant has monitored the situation. “That’s a lot of money,” Durant said on Tuesday. “That’s a lot of money. I don’t see how owners can say they losing money now.” Overall, Durant said he viewed the news as […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Takeaways from the Thunder's first scrimmage? What about the NBA's new TV deal? Ask Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Get your questions in now.

  • OKC Thunder: Halftime act Red Panda is retiring

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Brace yourselves, Oklahoma City Thunder ticket holders. Red Panda is retiring. If you've gone to any number of Thunder games over the past six seasons, chances are you've seen Red Panda in action. She's the ladywho rides around on a unicycle flipping bowls onto her head during a halftime show. Well, the Panda is reportedly calling it quits.

  • Kevin Durant Insists He Can't Palm An NBA Basketball

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    It all started during my stroll with the reigning MVP on media day. During his photo sessions, Kevin Durant upon request informed multiple photographers that he cannot palm a basketball. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Each time he was asked to grip the ball with one hand and pose for a picture, Durant […]

  • OKC Thunder: Serge Ibaka is a stretch four and he's not afraid to let you know about it

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Serge Ibaka has long established himself as one of the best mid-range shooting big men in the game, dropping 17-footers in at a deadly rate. And over the past two seasons, Ibaka has stretched out his shooting range, making 43 of his 117 three-point attempts. So despite his elite shot-blocking ability and above-average rebounding prowess, most would […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel at H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Join Berry Tramel at 11 a.m. today for some sports talk -- OU vs. TCU. OSU vs. Iowa State. Thunder preseason. MLB playoffs -- on the Power Lunch chat, live from H&H Shooting Sports.

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

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    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: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    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

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    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.

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

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    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 […]