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NBA Q&A: Stacey King discusses Chicago Bulls without Derrick Rose, Thunder without James Harden

Former OU standout Stacey King will be at the Bulls-Thunder game at 7 p.m. Sunday, serving as the TV analyst on the Bulls telecast. A Lawton native, King, 46, is in his sixth season as analyst for the Bulls.
by Mel Bracht Published: February 23, 2013
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Stacey King

Does Kevin Durant have a chance to win the MVP award?

Unless they go on a tear in the second half where he is just like phenomenal. What LeBron James has done all year has been consistent — the points, the rebounds, the assists. He has single-handedly put a season together that few can match. He's probably a good distance ahead of Durant just because the fact that he does so many other different things. ... Right now he's at the Michael Jordan level. He has just completely distanced himself from the next closest guy. ... I love Kevin Durant, I think he's a great player, but I'm not a big fan of that ‘I'm going to visit LeBron James and work out with him.' I come from an era when we played, we didn't have friends. We weren't calling the Detroit Pistons and say, ‘Can we work out with you?'

Why are OU fans apathetic about basketball?

You know why. They are used to a style of play. We were the Thunder before the Thunder, my era (1985-89). Then you had Kelvin Sampson come in. Even though he had success there, it was boring basketball. Then you had (Jeff) Capel come in and you had a couple of years with Blake (Griffin). Other than that, it's been kind of boring. Now Lon Kruger has started to get them playing to more of an up-tempo game, more fan-friendly game.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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