• OKC Thunder: Scott Brooks gives slumping Thunder the day off, updates injuries

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    THUNDER BASKETBALL - The Thunder is mired in a four-game losing streak. Scott Brooks explains why he met with his players and gave them the day off on Wednesday, and offers an update on OKC's injuries.

  • Report: NBA players to launch own awards

    Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Remember at All-Star weekend when Kevin Durant said the players' opinions and votes should count when it comes to awards voting? "I think media and guys get too much power to vote on stuff that quite frankly I don't think you really know a lot about," Durant said . Well, it looks like the Thunder star is getting his wish, as players may make their own awards, according to USA Today's Sam Amick. The National Basketball Players Association has created the "2015 Players Choice Awards," which will consist of anonymous votes from players. Per USA Today's report, winners will be announced at a summer meeting in Vegas. "This program was created at your request to recognize outstanding performance of your peers, on and off the court," NBAPA executive director Michele Roberts said in an internal memo.

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

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Questions about the Thunder's playoff hopes? Spring football? A Bedlam baseball blowout? Ask Berry Tramel on the live chat from H&H Shooting Sports at 11 a.m.

  • Western Conference playoff advice: Avoid the Spurs

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

      Watching the Thunder demise makes us focus, well, on the Thunder demise. The Thunder has lost six of seven games, lost its last three home games, and is in danger of missing the playoffs. An unthinkable state even factoring in the injury crush of this season. But the Thunder demise has made us forget […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Spurs

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder is fighting for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Follow the Thunder against the San Antonio Spurs with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

  • Tramel: 10 controversial sports trades that won't die

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    The James Harden deal is far from the first sports trade that won’t die. Some sports transactions remain hot-button issues almost a century after they were finalized. Here are 10 sports trades that were controversial at the time and remain so to this day: [pagebreak] 10. Home Run Champ for Batting Champ Rocky Colavito hit 41 […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Five games to go. Questions about the Thunder down the stretch? Ask Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Kevin Durant tells Bill Simmons to let the James Harden trade go

    Erik Horne | Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Leading up to Sunday’s Thunder-Rockets game, Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry wrote about why the James Harden trade to Houston won’t go away (you can read that article here). The article prompted a mini-Twitter rant from ESPN’s Bill Simmons, who has long voiced his displeasure about the Thunder dealing Harden. His rant drew a brief response […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Rockets

    staff reports | Updated: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder faces a critical game in the playoff race against MVP candidate James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Follow live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Grizzlies

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    The Thunder kicks off a critical three-game stretch tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

  • James Harden for MVP? Rockets making full-court press with video book

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Last year, the Houston Rockets went above and beyond with Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year campaigns for James Harden and Dwight Howard, respectively. The Rockets sent out elaborate promotional packages to the awards voters, touting their premier players. Well, the Rockets took it to another level this season. While Howard won’t […]

  • OKC Thunder, Sam Presti join commitment to honor Oklahoma Standard

    Anthony Slater | Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    The 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing is later this month. As part of its recognition, the Thunder will highlight the newly renovated National Memorial and Museum later this week. During Sunday’s home game against the Houston Rockets — a noon tip on ABC — fans will receive special bracelets “marked with the Thunder logo, the […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    The Thunder enters its most important stretch of the season tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. Talk about the Thunder playoff push with Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Thunder Thursday: Life behind the eight ball

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    THUNDER THURSDAY -- The home loss to the Mavericks ended the Thunder’s hopes of moving up in the Western Conference playoff race. But is it too soon to assume OKC will be the eight-seed and face Golden State? The Oklahoman's Thunder coverage team discusses.

  • GALLERY: The Thunder art of Ray Tennyson

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based artist Ray Tennyson created a series of Oklahoma City Thunder player portraits in 2012. The gallery below includes the entire collection, plus a portrait of Kevin Durant which Tennyson painted this year, For more on Tennyson and his next artistic endeavor - a live painting of Martin Luther King at the MLK Memorial in Washington D.C. - check out Jenni Carlson's story, to be posted later Thursday on NewsOK.com.

  • Does the Thunder miss Ibaka more than it misses Durant?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    What I’m about to say sounds like nonsense on the surface. But I think it’s true. The Thunder, as currently constructed, as it sits here on April 2, misses Serge Ibaka more than it misses Kevin Durant. Long-term, no. In most situations, no. But this Thunder team? It needs Ibaka’s defensive protection more than it […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Mavericks

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks face off in a critical matchup for Western Conference playoff seeding. Follow the action with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

  • GALLERY: Thunder on the cover of Sports Illustrated

    Erik Horne | Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder scored some national publicity, as Russell Westbrook is the focus of Sports Illustrated's April 6 cover story by Lee Jenkins. It's not the first time the Thunder has been featured on the front of SI. Check out the gallery below to see each the Thunder's cover appearances.

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook's on the cover of Sports Illustrated

    Erik Horne | Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is on the national cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, along with the headline “The athleticism of LeBron + The drive of Kobe.” SI’s Lee Jenkins wrote a feature story on Westbrook for the magazine’s April 6 edition. SI.com teases the story as a look at Westbrook’s rise from high school […]

  • Berry Tramel chat recap: Travis Ford, Serge Ibaka's return and Kevin Durant's comments

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Berry Tramel answered readers' questions on the Power Lunch chat Wednesday live from H&H Shooting Sports.




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