OKC Loud Links: Durant vs Bayless, Part Whatever

Skip Bayless had some choice words for Kevin Durant via Twitter, to which Durant responded in kind. I'm beginning to think that we need a special term for what good ol' Skip does, because it is an inanity all its own. It is the kind of faux-provocative term that makes us all feel dummer for even entertaining it. Suggestions are welcome.

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NBA 3-on-3 Tournament | SB Nation

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SB Nation Free Agency Stream 2012

Stay on top of all player movement and rumors by checking out SB Nation's stream throughout the day.

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KD Responds to Skip's Comments | Daily Thunder

I am thankful that Royce writes a strong piece on the stupidity that is Skip's comment because it saves me from hemorrhaging out my ear canal should I try to write something in kind.

Signing Harden "Might" Be Impossible | NewsOK

No disrespect to Ms. Carlson, but this is the kind of thing that gets written during the long off-season. In the words of Michael Cera, "Impossible is the Opposite of Possible." You have to push yourself. Take it to the limit. Meet the extreme.

Ranking Best Shooting Guards of All Time | Behind the Basket

The logo gets the nod over MJ, but the one aspect that I think gets unmentioned here is that Jordan, along with Bill Russell, are probably the two fiercest competitors the game has ever known.

Wade Improves Shooting By Working on Catching | Ball Don't Lie

This is the next-generation training type stuff that I enjoy reading about. For the top-end athlete, everything is connected.

Farewell, SI.com | Sports Illustrated

If you follow the work of Zach Lowe (and if you read this space, you know we do actively) then you also know that he is departing SI to join Simmons' team at Grantland. Strangely enough, that gives Grantland 2 bona fid NBA experts (Sebastian Pruiti is the other) that kind of undermines the one thing that Simmons writes exceptionally well - the NBA.

Rubio Plays Connect-Four Basketball on TV | Ball Don't Lie

Ricky Rubio, winning at life.

Seattle City Council Reaches Tentative Deal | Seattle Times

The Seattle City Council has a tentative agreement with investor Chris Hansen to build a $490 million state-of-the-art basketball and hockey arena in Sodo

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