• Thunder Chat Recap: Anthony Slater on Steven Adams' progress, the trade deadline and Kevin Durant's media comments

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Thunder writer Anthony Slater talked on numerous topics, from the trade deadline, to Mitch McGary rumors to Steven Adams' injury rehab progress. Here's the recap.

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook sets All-Star record with 27 first half points

    Anthony Slater | Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Kevin Durant entered the night with an NBA-high streak of four straight All-Star games with at least 30 points. But with Durant on a minute limit because of his lingering injuries, there was a scoring void left in the West’s lineup. Russell Westbrook gladly filled it. The Thunder’s other superstar went off for 27 points […]

  • Increasingly outspoken Kevin Durant growing tired of the media

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    New York City — Kevin Durant is making his feelings about the media clear at All-Star Weekend. On Friday morning, Durant made national headlines when he expressed his opinion about the media having too much power in selecting postseason NBA awards. On Saturday, he took things a step further when asked about rampant speculation surrounding […]

  • Nuggets from my notebook from day one of All-Star Weekend

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    NEW YORK CITY — The first day of All-Star Weekend is mostly a madhouse, more this year than previous years, when it might have been more difficult — or less desirable — for media from around the world to travel to New Orleans, Houston and Orlando. On the Friday morning of All-Star Weekend, each All-Star […]

  • Kevin Durant is partially right: Media shouldn't vote for MVP

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Kevin Durant says the media has too much power, that we shouldn’t be voting for NBA awards like most valuable player and all-NBA and Sixth Man of the Year. Durant says the players should have that privilege, that players know way more about the game than does the media. Durant made his comments Friday at […]

  • Kevin Durant says media has too much power, players should have say on NBA awards

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    NEW YORK CITY — It started off innocently enough. Kevin Durant at his annual All-Star interview session Friday morning was asked about the difference between a star player having a great season and a MVP caliber season. Durant’s answer quickly turned into a debate-worthy discussion about postseason awards and how winners are selected. “I mean, […]

  • Kevin Hart jokes about Russell Westbrook's pants on ESPN's Mike & Mike

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Comedian Kevin Hart jumped on ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike on Friday morning, and in one part of his interview with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic was asked about the funniest guys in the NBA. Hart said he's spent some time with Thunder All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. "The funniest? I was with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook last night. We had a good time," Hart said. "Russell had some pants on that I believe made his butt bleed. I've never seen jeans tighter in my life." Hart went on about Westbrook's pants and some of the questions he had about Westbrook, cracking up Greenberg and Golic. "But we go back and forth. We have a good time," Hart said. You can listen to the full interview  here (Durant/Westbrook talk starts at about 7:20).

  • Russell Westbrook talks NBA title, fashion, OKC fans on ESPN's Mike & Mike

    staff reports | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    On ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike show Friday morning, Russell Westbrook discussed his style, he and Kevin Durant playing two-on-two, the Thunder's playoff push, All-Star Weekend and the structure of the playoffs. Here are some of the highlights: On his evolving brand off the court "I think it's very important, I think when you try to find your way in the NBA, especially for myself, I'n trying to find something to do after basketball. I'm not going to be able to play basketball for the rest of my life. Fashion is a big part of my life. It's something that I'm interested in and I've found a way to kinda get into." When asked if anyone in the world could beat he and Kevin Durant in a game of two-on-two No. I don't think so. You're playing two-on-two against any two guys in the world, what's the strategy? Get the ball to Kevin then help him rebound, that's it. On the current NBA playoff format and potential changes I'm not sure. I just saw that the other day. It may be interesting. I don't know how they would structure that, but I think it would interesting to kinda see how it would lay out and maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea. On Oklahoma City being a relatively smaller city in the NBA and how it affects the team's relationship with the community I think it's important. I think for us, in a small town like Oklahoma City, I think it's important for us to constantly find a way to continue to go back and give back to the community. Our fans have been great for us and they continue to be the best fans in the world. On if the team can win a title this year Definitely. We have all the tools, all the smarts, all the talent to be able to put ourselves in position to win the championship. On how many outfits he brought for All-Star weekend One, two, three, four, five, six. I've maybe got like seven? What happens is I may switch or change, so I may have like seven or eight. Something like that. You can listen to the full Westbrook interview here .

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook's new Mountain Dew commercial released

    Anthony Slater | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    A few days ago, Russell Westbrook and Mountain Dew announced a multi-year partnership, with the promise of a commercial to be released over the weekend. Here it is (also featuring his brother Ray Westbrook):

  • Kevin Durant, James Harden ring the bell, shoot hoops at the New York Stock Exchange

    staff reports | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    As a part of their endorsement deal with BBVA Compass, former teammates Kevin Durant and James Harden were guest of the New York Stock Exchange to open up the trading day on Friday. Durant and Harden are each in New York representing the Western Conference at All-Star weekend. The two also took some long distance shots from the Bell Podium. Harden made his off glass, and Durant followed with a make of his own. Doesn't look easy from that height/distance, either. Harden will participate in the 3-point contest on Saturday night.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Anthony Slater

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    The NBA All-Star break is here. Care to make any NBA second-half predictions? Join Anthony Slater on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. as he answers your questions on the Thunder and the league.

  • Thunder Buddies podcast: Should Kevin Durant compete in the All-Star game?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 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 […]

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

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Join Berry Tramel live from H&H Shooting Sports as he answers your questions on the Power Lunch chat on the Thunder at midseason, Big 12 basketball, offseason football and more. Get your questions in here.

  • Serge Ibaka: 'Thank god it's not a broken nose'

    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Hey, that Serge Ibaka guy appears to be alright. Ibaka took a  nasty elbow to the nose in the Thunder's 105-89 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, but returned to the game with some stitches and strong defense . Ibaka posted a photo to Instagram Monday with good news. "Thank god it's not a broken nose... Thanks everyone for your support #stillAvecclasse," Ibaka said.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Grizzlies

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    The Thunder its faces Western Conference rival the Memphis Grizzlies in its final game before the All-Star break. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Kevin Durant gets law degree from ... Seat Pleasant University

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Over the past few days, Kevin Durant has had some curious Twitter posts about getting a law degree. OK, KD. Have at it. think during this @NBAAllStar break I’m going to get my law degree — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) February 9, 2015 I’m going to work over here…#LawSchoolGrind #IGotMyReasons pic.twitter.com/t6YLd5wSXl — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) February […]

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook lands partnership deal with Mountain Dew

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Mountain Dew announced a multi-year partnership with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on Wednesday. Westbrook will be the Mountain Dew's first spokesperson in pro basketball. The partnership with Westbrook coincides with Mountain Dew's introduction of the Mountain Dew Kickstart "It All Starts with a Kick" campaign to promote new flavors of the popular drink. "Becoming a part of the DEW Nation just felt really organic and authentic to me," Westbrook said in a statement. "The brand is an instigator - it's about creativity and looking at life through your own lens and living it the way you want to live it. Those are all attributes that are core to what I am."

  • Thunder Buddies podcast: What can Mitch McGary's strong play do for the Thunder?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 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 […]

  • Will Westbrook, Durant compete in first NBA fashion show?

    Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    The NBA is having its first fashion show. All-Stars James Harden, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins are among the players competing in the competition on Friday inside New York's Hammerstein Theater. The one-hour "NBA All-Star All-Style" show will air Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on TNT. From NBA.com: The show will consist of three rounds - dressing for the boardroom, a night out and attire worn to the game. The competition will start with eight players, with four advancing to the second round and the top two competing in the finals. TNT's Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith, and WNBA star Elena Delle Donne will be the judges. The full lineup of participants has not been announced, so no word on whether or not Russell Westbrook or Kevin Durant will compete. You'd have to think Westbrook would be a heavy favorite.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 124-114 win in Denver

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s 124-114 win in Denver on Monday night: 1. KD pointsplosion – With 2:34 left in the first half, Kevin Durant had 10 points. With 35 seconds left, he had 24. Yep. That’s right. Fourteen points in less than two minutes. How, you ask? A barrage of long-range, increasingly deep 3-point […]