The Thunder are back in action tonight against the Sacramento Kings, after thankfully getting an off-night to recuperate. Hopefully the team spent their down-time mentally preparing for yet another back-to-back, but at the same time not look past tonight's game against the struggling Kings.
"We understand that we're a good team and that we're getting better...But I don't go home and celebrate with my wife after every win." - Scott Brooks
Possibly related - Mrs. Brooks would like to go out to a reasonably priced dinner if the Thunder beat the Jazz next Tuesday.
There is nothing more righteously dumb in the NBA than manufactured controversies.
Here is a great look at the place Chris Paul has in the game and how highly he is esteemed by his peers. Off the court he's everybody's big brother, but on the court he's as nasty as they come. I love both facets.
Ronny Brewer, hot dog eater.
It is good to see that OKC isn't the only team that Tony Parker is ripping up these days.
Bill Simmons finally sat down with his sports idol, Larry Bird. It is well worth a listen.
A year ago the Thunder 2nd unit would have made this list, but the loss of Eric Maynor set the team back a bit. However, I think they are really starting to come together now. The 2nd unit really shone in the last game, when the Thunder bench guys helped turn a six point deficit into a halftime lead.
Lin-sanity, or whatever you want to call it, is sweeping the nation. I think one of the reasons why is that, unlike a sport like football, talent is not supposed to fall through the cracks in the NBA, so it is both amazing and refreshing when a player whom nobody thought was worth while a year ago is suddenly the toast of the biggest basketball city in the world.
To his credit, LeBron James kept it light. I can't wait to see his team play the Thunder.