Lil B Confirms Kevin Durant's Injury Caused By The Based God's Curse

Lil B was at MIT last night, giving what The FADER called "a groundbreaking lecture" at the school's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The lecture sounds like it was quite the event, "presenting nuanced observations on workplace efficiency, human empathy, and GMOs," as well as a "riveting… » 11/22/14 11:40am Saturday 11:40am

Kevin Durant To Dwight Howard: "You're A Pussy"

I don't think you can really call what happened between the Thunder and Rockets last night a "basketball game," what with both teams shooting under 30 percent and the Rockets winning 69-65 (even the mid-90s Knicks would blanch at that score). An ugly game like that tends to breed contempt—both sides let loose some… » 11/17/14 9:58am 11/17/14 9:58am

Perry Jones Gets Injured, Further Proves Thunder Are Cursed

Injuries are normal in basketball, and every year there's at least one team that draws the short end of the stick and gets hit with a wave. But what the Thunder are going through right now is something else, their playoff chances in the ultra competitive West diminishing every single day. Already facing a month… » 11/04/14 9:43pm 11/04/14 9:43pm

Russell Westbrook Out Four Weeks With Broken Hand

There goes the Thunder's plan for keeping the ship afloat while waiting out Kevin Durant's injury, as they will now be without Russell Westbrook for at least a month. Westbrook broke a bone in his right hand in the team's second game of the season against Thursday, and had surgery Saturday to repair the damage. » 11/01/14 1:53pm 11/01/14 1:53pm

Andre Iguodala Pokes Fun At Haka Dance; Steven Adams Is Not Amused

The New Zealand national team did a haka dance before playing Team USA in the FIBA World Cup Tuesday, and it was neat to watch, as haka dances are. (James Harden and Derrick Rose seemed puzzled as it happened, but whatever.) The Warriors' Andre Iguodala, who isn't playing in the tournament, cracked a joke about the… » 9/03/14 6:49pm 9/03/14 6:49pm

If Hasheem Thabeet Sits Behind You In Coach, Don't Recline Your Seat…

Update, Aug. 29: Hasheem Thabeet's publicist has reached out to say that couldn't be Thabeet in the photos below, as he didn't fly to Philadelphia in the timeframe in question (and doesn't own Beats headphone). Sorry folks. But still: don't recline your seat if there's a really tall person behind you, even if they… » 8/27/14 10:46am 8/27/14 10:46am

The Thunder Will Want To Forget That Overtime Ever Happened

The Thunder lost to the Spurs 112-107 in overtime and, good lord, was overtime a disaster for Oklahoma City. Look at the tidiness of San Antonio's overtime shot chart, compared to OKC's. Russell Westbrook—who had an otherwise great game, with 34 points, eight assists, seven rebound, and six steals—was all over the… » 6/01/14 10:15am 6/01/14 10:15am

Boris Diaw Kicking Ass Is What The Playoffs Are All About

When Gregg Popovich shoved Matt Bonner into his starting lineup last night, it seemed clear he was making a decision in strategy and trying to shift the tenor of the series. But in perfect Popavellian fashion, Bonner turned out to be more decoy than secret weapon. The real genius of the lineup change materialized… » 5/30/14 11:08am 5/30/14 11:08am

Here's A New Attempt At Gauging The Defensive Impact Of NBA Players

The defensive impact of individual NBA players is hard to measure, as it's so intertwined with their teammates' performance. Austin Clemens, undeterred, has taken an ambitious shot with his new Adjusted Impact by Court Location model, which attempts to parse out individual impacts on opponent shot selection (the… » 5/28/14 11:58am 5/28/14 11:58am