With the Bulls losing last night, the Thunder now own the best record in the entire NBA. Before you start doing lasso tricks in celebration, keep in mind that the last time the Thunder had the best record, they promptly lost to the Wizards. Stay focused, Thunder-men.
Mayberry notes that Serge Ibaka is really starting to come around offensively. I too have noticed that in the last few games the Thunder have definitely tried to get him more involved in the offense.
OKC Has to Work For Win | Daily Thunder
Scott Brooks finally let Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook play in the 4th quarter.
Lakers and Clippers Rivals Now | ESPN
Well, 'rivalry' probably isn't the best term here given that the Lakers have won 16 titles and the Clippers won...Chris Paul. I do love the way though that Paul is completely unimpressed by the purple and gold:
"I don't know what [Gasol's] intentions were and it doesn't matter. I don't know if he's got kids but I'm not one of them. I went back and I tried to treat him like little Chris."
If Twitter Existed Then... | Hardwood Paroxysm
A retrospective look on some big events that would have set Twitter ablaze. The Lenny Bias one still gets me, and another one I'd add to this list is Magic Johnson's retirement press conference.
J.J. Barea Returns to Dallas | SB Nation
This is awesome.
Dan Gilbert, Living the Dream | SB Nation
I wonder if Dan Gilbert has a press agent, personal assistant, or anyone at all to who could take away his tweeting privileges.
Did Kareem Lose Millions on "Tall People" Hotels? | Ball Don't Lie
I'm just going to assume this is true, right Roger Murdock?
Eric Gordon, Still Not Too Happy With Things | CBS Sports
Eric Gordon reportedly turned down a four year extension offer from the Hornets, which makes him a restricted free agent.
Nowitzki May Have a Future in Color Commentary | SB Nation
This clip further confirms the fact that Dirk Nowitzki is basically just your tall, goofy German buddy who is always fun to have along for any social occasion.