Worst supporting actor goes to…Gabe Ikard
…For his stunning portrayal of Spike Lee, the OKC version. The OU center and former Bishop McGuinness star sat courtside for the Valentine’s Day game against Miami and decided to verbally taunt LeBron. The result? Fail to the highest degree. Read about and watch what happened here.
Biggest villain goes to…Rocky the Denver Mascot
…For his continued battle with Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who admittedly started the beef by swatting Rocky’s half court shot a couple times during an in-game timeout in January. But Rocky clearly extended the rivalry with harsh looks, extended theatrics and some shirtless glares.
Quote of the year goes to…Zach Randolph
…For his strange explanation of an early-season altercation with Kendrick Perkins in the tunnels of Chesapeake Energy Arena, which included heavy usage of the words ‘bluffing’. Randolph clearly isn’t a fan of the practice (whatever it is) and doesn’t seem fond of anyone that would do it, but then later says he’s from ‘bluff city’. I’m confused.
“There’s a lot of bluffin’ going on the court, that’s all, you know. And I don’t bluff.” -Randolph, the day it happened
“And I went through the doors. But it was a lesson learned. It won’t happen again. I ain’t gonna lose no $25,000 again. I’m done with all that bluffing on the court, because them guys do a lot of bluffing. I’m from the bluff city. We don’t do no bluffing, man.” -Randolph, days later
Story of the year goes to…the halfcourt heave to beat cancer
…For this amazing tale, of a guy (Heath Kufahl) who won $20,000 on a half court shot at the Thunder game, which was expected to help pay for his wife’s battle for cancer.
Outfit of the year goes to…Russell Westbrook
…For his continued and very generous submissions into this category. Many would expect the Capris or shiny vest/man purse look to take this one, but I’m going with the leopard shirt in an upset, mainly snapped at Craig Sager with a, ‘If that’s what you say, bruh!’ while wearing it.
Still image of the year goes to…the Perk Pose
…For inspiring awful jump shooters everywhere to leave that hand up as long as possible, strike the Perk Pose and maybe that line drive might shoot right in.
Play of the year goes to…Kevin Durant
…For his best Dr. J impersonation. I’ll let this (incomprehensible) layup make its own case.
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