Hours after the Thunder's disheartening loss in Denver on Tuesday night, Kevin Durant posted an uncaptioned photo of him smoking hookah on Twitter.
Or, according to Durant, it was posted by someone who had hacked his phone.
“Textin my contacts crazy messages, my mom, my brother..disrespecting them..how can u do that,” Durant tweeted about the supposed hacker.
The act of smoking hookah is not illegal, but the timing and substance of the picture seemed strange, garnering plenty of social media attention.
And it come right around the same time the Thunder would have likely been flying back home, lending credence to Durant's explanation of a hacker, which was backed up by teammate Nick Collison.
“I saw the tweet come up on my timeline when he was outside the bus going through TSA security. He didn't send it. Very weird,” Collison tweeted.
MILWAUKEE GIVES OKC NEEDED RESPITE
After two double-digit road losses, the Thunder is in the midst of its roughest stretch of the season, 2-4 in the past six games and without its All-Star point guard.
But a favorable and needed matchup awaits the Thunder on Saturday night. The NBA-worst 7-27 Milwaukee Bucks are in OKC.
Milwaukee is 1-9 against the Western Conference and 4-14 on the road this season.
ROBERSON ASSIGNED TO TULSA
For the second time this season, the Thunder has assigned rookie forward Andre Roberson to the Tulsa 66ers.
In his first D-League stint, Roberson was productive, averaging 17.3 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.3 steals in three games. And upon recall, with Thabo Sefolosha hurt, Roberson received three starts with the Thunder, impressing with his bulldog defense on wing scorers.
But once Sefolosha returned, Roberson was cycled out of the rotation, finding sporadic minutes that typically came in blowouts.
Tulsa has two home games this weekend, before a six-day layoff, so it's likely Roberson will return to the Thunder soon.
On Friday night in Brooklyn, the Nets and Heat finally unveiled the NBA's nickname jerseys that had been long-rumored.
Among those worn, LeBron James sported ‘King James' on the back of his jersey, while Kevin Garnett went with ‘Big Ticket'.
Before the season, when this idea was first publicized, Thunder players seemed intrigued by the possibility.
Durant said he would put ‘KD' on the back of his threads, Westbrook said he'd go with ‘Why not?' and Serge Ibaka said he'd put ‘Avec Classe,' a French term meaning ‘with class' that Ibaka commonly uses on social media.
STAT OF THE DAY
The Thunder went 12-of-58 from three on the recent two-game road trip. Durant, a 40 percent 3-point shooter, went 4-of-20.