clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

OKC Thunder Podcast: Loud Noises - episode 38; What it feels like to watch Kevin Durant win with new teammates

New, comments

WTLC writer Joshua Broom joins the show to talk about how to cope with watching Kevin Durant dominate for the USA Olympic team. Plus, catching up on the slow Thunder offseason: Westbrook's extension, Morrow's KD comments and the tricky Enes Kanter situation.

It's been a couple weeks since I've recorded, and that's because the only thing really happening basketball-wise has been the Olympics. And, if I'm being honest, watching Kevin Durant pal around in Rio and dominating lesser countries with his new BFF, the nut-punching, Snapchat extraordinaire, Draymond Green, just didn't excite me all that much.

Still, to the surprise of no one, the USA won gold. But to the surprise of sad, bitter fans like myself that watched him turtle in Games 6 and 7, and then flee the scene while throwing his "brother" Russell Westbrook under the bus, Kevin Durant had a pretty awesome tournament. Particularly in the final against Serbia where he sparked a 2nd-quarter run that put the game out of reach.

The point of all of this is that it's never going to be easy to watch Kevin Durant do well for teams not named the Oklahoma City Thunder. I really thought I could suck it up for America and be happy, but if that final was any indication, it's going to be a long, hard year watching him be happy elsewhere.

Ho hum. To talk about that struggle, along with the couple Thunder storylines we have had the last few weeks, is one of our writers, Joshua Broom. We covered his recent post on Anthony Morrow's comments on Durant's departure, and even made a small attempt at understanding the Enes Kanter situation with his family and with Turkey, which is admittedly over both of our heads.

As always, you can subscribe to the Loud Noises Podcast on iTunesGoogle Play and Stitcher and while you're there, leave a review.