You will not be surprised to learn that the Sacramento Kings—a team with five rookies in the rotation and 10 players on rookie deals on the roster—set a record for first-half offensive futility against the Oklahoma City Thunder last night and farted up 23 turnovers. After all, the Thunder are led by a trio of…
Arriving on a new team must be tricky; you’ve got to get acclimated to new surroundings and personalities. Happily it took Carmelo Anthony roughly zero regular season games to get comfortable screaming, “Get the fuck out of here!” at his teammates while gathering rebounds.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Russell Westbrook has signed a five-year extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder worth $205 million. Westbrook now has the most lucrative contract in NBA history, just a touch higher than the new deals signed by Steph Curry and James Harden this summer.
Paul George talked to Sam Amick of USA Today about the superstar trio suddenly in place in Oklahoma City now that the Thunder have agreed to a trade to acquire Carmelo Anthony. It’s not all that super clear how Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony will fit together in a game that only allows one ball,…
Reports came in this week that Carmelo Anthony had added the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder to his list of teams for which he’d waive his no-trade clause. That was apparently as much freedom as Knicks general manager Scott Perry needed: Carmelo Anthony has now reportedly been traded to the Oklahoma City…
At tonight’s sports awards show, host Peyton Manning took a soft jab at Kevin Durant’s front-running, then followed up with an appeal to KD’s former teammate Russell Westbrook. Each NBA star sold the gag with some pretty solid deadpan glares.
This year, the NBA decided to give out all of its regular-season awards at once, and to have them presented at an interminable awards show that aired last night, more than two months after the end of the regular season. This was all mostly annoying and unnecessary, but Russell Westbrook’s MVP acceptance speech ended…
Russell Westbrook—the first man to average a triple-double since Oscar Robertson, an insane human and statistical highlight reel, the player who single-handedly propelled the Oklahoma City Thunder into the playoffs—is the 2017 NBA MVP.
Join me on a short journey through some neat NBA stats from the 2016-17 regular season.
I wouldn’t blame anyone for wanting to swear off basketball forever after watching the fourth quarter of Game 5 between the Rockets and Thunder, which was defined by ill-advised foul calls and ill-advised shots, most of them coming from the Thunder’s star player, Russell Westbrook.
The Houston Rockets won Game 5 over the Thunder tonight, shooting their way out of a handful of Russell Westbrook-induced holes and taking a close one, 105-99. Much like the entire series, the game was excruciating to watch and the Thunder’s brief flickers of life did little to stave off the feeling that they were…
Rarely does an offensive rebound off an intentionally flubbed free throw work, but Oklahoma City Thunder teammates Steven Adams and Russell Westbrook pulled it off and made the most of it.
Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams shared a postgame podium after yesterday’s loss to the Rockets. The first question came from Westbrook’s old rival, Berry Tramel, and even though it was addressed to Adams, it was Westbrook’s time to shine.
Russ’ll give it to you straight.
For the first time I can remember, Russell Westbrook looked tired tonight.
In what was a thoroughly embarrassing 31-point Game 1 defeat at the hands of the Houston Rockets, perhaps no Thunder player was exposed more than backup center Enes Kanter.
The NBA regular season is over and done with, and as the dust settles before the playoffs start this weekend, it’s time to take stock of what looks like the closest MVP race since Steve Nash won his second consecutive award after the 2005-06 season. Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, and LeBron James are…
If you’re still somehow unconvinced that Russell Westbrook is the NBA MVP, take a look at his box score from last night’s game against the Nuggets: [The smoldering remains of the city formerly known as Denver].
Oh yeah, no way this guy is the MVP.