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OKC Loud Links: Goodbye Summer

It is a slow news/sports day today. School is back in session this week, college kids are wondering where their summers went, and we have about 2 months to ramp things up to get ready for the upcoming season. Oh, and 2 months to hope that James Harden gets signed before the panic starts to set in.


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.


KD Being KD in Hong Kong | Daily Thunder

Kevin Durant made his annual trip to China and as Young points out, you're never going to believe this, but Durant found some time to play a little basketball.

NBA's Most Signature Moves | ESPN

James Harden and his extendo-scoop move make an appearance. When people talk about Harden's 'old-man' game, this is one of the things they're talking about. He sticks out his arms with the ball like a 45 year old playground legend and dares you to try and steal it.

Tidbits From Multi-Camera Tracking Stats | Sports Illustrated

The increase in available data by way of advanced multi-camera tracking is awesome both from a team management standpoint as well as a fan standpoint. However, I wonder if there is a threshold; sometimes the sport loses its luster when the thing gets broken down into infinitesimal components.

Best Small Forwards of All Time | Behind the Basket

Blott takes a look at the best small forwards of all time. Larry Bird gets top spot. The question is, in 15 years, where will Durant be in relation to this list?

Popovich Answers Questions | Ball Don't Lie

I will always enjoy Gregg Popovich answers to reporter questions as well as Popovich explanations of answers to reporter questions. The funny thing to me is, I have a hunch that in private circles Pop has an extremely congenial and compassionate side to him to go along with his acerbic wit.

The Heat, Jeremy Lin, and President Obama | SB Nation

Please for the love of God do not let this dreary political season infiltrate our NBA.