OKC Welcomes the Boston Celtics into the Chesapeake Arena tonight. Boston has struggled of late in dropping six of their last seven, but they are a prideful and stubborn bunch who still know how to play good defense, so OKC's resolve will be tested.
Some Perspective on Westbrook | NewsOK
Skip Bayless...I don't even need to write anything more about him, do I? Mayberry does a great job here addressing Skip being Skip. The bottom line whenever you rely on a single number to tell an entire story, context matters.
Young invites a DT reader to push back against the insane criticism that has surfaced against the young Thunder squad.
The Thunder-Blazers Rivalry in an Alternate Timeline | SB Nation
Graciously, Prada doesn't take the position of, 'what would have happened if the Trail Blazers had taken Durant instead of Odom?' Instead, he imagines a world where the Blazers stayed healthy.
Player Mid-Season Awards | Sports Illustrated
It is hard to argue against LeBron James for MVP. He is doing everything that Kevin Durant is doing, but just a little bit better. At least they still love James Harden.
There Are No Guarantees in Lockout Seasons | Hardwood Paroxysm
For evidence of this, recall that the 8th seeded Knicks made the NBA finals following the last lockout.
NBA Rookie Rankings VII | Grantland
Enes Kanter makes a move into the top three. While he is still raw offensively, he has shown heightened skill on the defensive end of the court.
Pop Doesn't Really Care About the #1 Seed | CBS Sports
Greg Poppovich sat his starters last night, ceding the game to the Trail Blazers. I think he learned his lesson from last season - the playoffs trump great records.
Dave Chappelle Visits the Warriors | Ball Don't Lie
I love Dave Chappelle as much as anybody, but given how the Thunder played against the Kings after he visited with them, I'm inclined to stay away.
LeBron James: Dainty | Ball Don't Lie
It's one thing to have your significant other cutting up your meat for you, but at a restaurant?
Hubie Brown's Coaching Boot Camp | Ball Don't Lie
If I had the means I would absolutely do this.