Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Are Awesome

This is a beautiful thing. In the first quarter of Grizzlies-Thunder, Russell Westbrook grabbed a rebound and, in the same motion, effortlessly flicked a pass three-quarters of the court that just so happened to land right in front of a streaking Kevin Durant for a fast break dunk that had no business happening. And… » 4/19/14 10:15pm Yesterday 10:15pm

Russell Westbrook Needed Only 21 Minutes To Get A Triple-Double

Yes, it was against what is essentially a D-League team, but Russell Westbrook's 21-minute bludgeoning of the 76ers is worth being excited about. 13 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes isn't something that just happens to a guy coming off his second knee surgery of the year. 13 points, 14 assists, and 10 … » 3/05/14 10:01am 3/05/14 10:01am

Brooklyn Nets Hold Kevin Durant To Just 26 Points

And Scott Brooks held Durant to just 3o minutes. Still, everyone in Brooklyn, even the Nets, watched Kevin Durant in awe. Minus context, his line—26 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists—sounds just OK. His numbers in Brooklyn were not nearly as impressive as they had been during the 12-game streak where he scored over 30… » 2/01/14 12:36pm 2/01/14 12:36pm

Kevin Durant And LeBron James Turn An NBA Game Into A Rucker Park Duel

Last night's matchup between Kevin Durant and LeBron James didn't provide all of the drama we had been hoping for—a fourth quarter that starts with one team holding a 19-point lead will suck the air out of any game—but we were treated to a particularly enjoyable sequence late in the third quarter, when the… » 1/30/14 10:33am 1/30/14 10:33am

Kevin Durant Is Inevitable

The Thunder played a basketball game last night, and that means that Kevin Durant did something amazing. The Slim Reaper didn't get pissed off this time, but he still dropped 41 points on 25 shots and won a game with two unguardable shots, the last a pull-up floater that the Hawks couldn't have blocked if you'd spotted … » 1/28/14 10:16am 1/28/14 10:16am

The West Is OKC's Until Kevin Durant Says Otherwise

In the four weeks since Russell Westbrook's arthroscopic surgery, the Oklahoma City Thunder has fallen from 23-5 (.821) to 33-10 (.767) — that is, the team has racked up half its losses during just 15 games. Westbrook's major stats this season (21.4 points, 6.0 boards, 7.0 assists, 1.8 steals) all topped his career… » 1/23/14 12:07am 1/23/14 12:07am

Kevin Durant Tweets Smoking Selfie, Deletes It, Says He Was Hacked

This isn't scandalous as much as it is weird. Kevin Durant tweeted a photo of himself smoking—from what seems to be a hookah—before quickly deleting it and claiming his phone was hacked. Hookah's legal. (One can obviously pack other, non-NBA-approved things into a hookah, but there's no proof of that.) What's the deal? » 1/10/14 2:26am 1/10/14 2:26am

Thunder Players Meet Up; Kendrick Perkins Wonders Why He Wasn't Invited

Three days ago, Hasheem Thabeet and a few Oklahoma City Thunder teammates—including Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka—hung out for some kind of outing. Thabeet posted a photo of the group on Instagram. That part isn't a story. Kendrick Perkins complaining about not being invited, however, is. » 1/02/14 8:54pm 1/02/14 8:54pm