OKC Loud Links: Hump Day

Is there some basketball going on somewhere? Anywhere?

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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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A Counter to OKC's Challenges | Daily Thunder

Previously Young wrote about the competitive disadvantages embedded in having a team in OKC, but here he notes that ESPN's Abbott rightly retorts that it was Thunder management's choice to move the team from a larger market (Seattle) to a smaller one. Perhaps it was strategic, but it becomes more difficult to argue that the system is unfair toward the Thunder when they willingly entered the existing dynamic of their own accord.

OKC Chasing Ring, Not Lakers | NewsOK

I like the attitude of Kendrick Perkins - he understands that the mission is to create a championship team, not to try and one-up the Lakers.

Twitter's Must-Follow's | Ball Don't Lie

If you want to really stay on top of NBA news and analysis, you need to be following all of these guys in your Twitter feed.

Top Offenses and Offensive Players | Wages of Wins

Unsurprisingly, the Spurs are at the top, based on WoW's calculations. What I think is incredible though is that the Thunder are second, and they are second despite the fact that the Spurs' offense is considerably superior in its design and execution. OKC still has a high ceiling to reach.

Pump it Up | Daily Thunder

I agree with Young - this needs to become part of the Thunder's video production to fire up the crowd.

How ESPN Ranked the Rookies | Hickory High

Levy takes a look at how ESPN broke down the rookie class, giving his own special insight on evaluation.

Kevin Garnett Is Still Crazy | NBC Sports

Kevin Garnett is still crazy.

23 Lessons Howard Learned from LeBron | SB Nation

I particularly like #3.

Iman Shumpert Honors Late Aunt | Ball Don't Lie

The Knicks' Iman Shumpert lost his aunt to cancer, and he chose to honor her in emotional in touching fashion.

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