The Thunder resume tonight against their old pals the New Orleans Hornets, a team that is on an extended losing streak. As we know from last week though, the Thunder would do well to stay focused and not play down to their competition.
Young runs down a list of players who seem to play beyond their normal abilities when they face OKC. I'm on board with Tony Allen; there's something about playing the Thunder that causes him to morph into Scottie Pippen.
The opening quarter against the Pistons was the perfect blend of stifling defense, efficient fast break, the promise that there is more to come.
Before every game, DeShawn [Stevenson] wants 38 straws and a large Coke. I get embarrassed every time I go into McDonald's and I have to count out 38 straws.
Serge Ibaka is learning the fine art of how to block a shot. He would do well to study the masters of the game's history. In particular, Bill Russell might have a thing or two to teach him about keeping the ball in play after the block.
I too have often thought about the subject of this post. To me it speaks to the fact that when the league makes gross missteps, like the burly play from the 90's or the two lockouts, the ramifications toward the casual fan are tremendous.
Kyrie Irving takes over the top spot. Check out Pruiti's analysis to see why.
There are a lot of Jordan highlights here. Not so much for Luc Longley.
"If you read it on the Internet it must be true, right?"
Well, he did beat the Thunder...better make sure the Subway shops are well-staffed.
An odd paring, for sure.