NBA

Russell Westbrook And The Thunder Are Incapable Of Playing Unexciting Playoff Games

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are officially a lightning rod for controversial, bizarre, and unquestionably exciting finishes in these NBA playoffs. After thrilling viewers with a couple of insane comebacks against the Grizzlies in the first round, the Thunder fell victim to an improbable comeback in Darren Collison’s podium game on Sunday, and it appeared that with

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Thank You For Not Coaching In The NBA Playoffs

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After that first round, there was nowhere to go but down. Yet two coaches that were highly criticized for their decisions (or lack there of) went into full nose dive mode as their teams were absolutely handled at home in the first game of the Conference Semifinals. Let’s start with Frank Vogel, perhaps the more

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This Is How Close Serge Ibaka Was To A Game-Winning Putback

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Serge Ibaka nearly gave the Oklahoma City Thunder a huge victory in Game 5 of their series against the Memphis late Tueday night, but the release of his potential game-winning putback was just a tenth of a second too late. Down by one point in the final seconds of overtime, Kevin Durant attempted a long

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Maybe The NBA Playoffs Aren’t A Sleep Train

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Are we there yet? Like so many young children on the way to a summer vacation on the coast, NBA fans spend most of their time this year wondering how long they’ll have to wait for a predictable showdown between the Heat and the Western Conference champions this June. You’ve heard the complaints. The postseason

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Kris Humphries Gets Mozgov’d By Blake Griffin

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Wait, is it Mozgov’d? Or, is it Perkins’d? We’re not sure. Maybe they’re interchangeable? Either way, I’m sure basketball purist nitwits on the Interwebs will make some sort of proclamation that this not really a dunk — and, thus, not a posterization — because Blake Griffin’s hand didn’t make contact with the rim. Those people

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Kendrick Perkins Sold His Bulldog On Twitter Yesterday

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Filed under “Pretty Amusing Things That Happened On Twitter Yesterday”: Former Celtics big man Kendrick Perkins sold his English Bulldog. Seriously. Perkins took to Twitter to announce that he was looking to find a new home for his 10-month old dog because it was too big to be around his youngest child. A timeline of

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Sam Presti Won’t Amnesty Kendrick Perkins, Cites His “Value”

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are experiencing the NBA equivalent of First World Problems these days, as they could realistically field a team of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, a smattering of minimum vets, and still make the Western Conference Finals every year (barring injuries, of course). However, one person definitely not helping in any

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Kendrick Perkins To Play More Minutes In Game 4, For Some Reason

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It’s a shame the Los Angeles Clippers tanked their first round series with Memphis, because NBA fans were robbed of a potential inept coaching battle for the ages in the conference semifinals between Vinny Del Negro and Scott Brooks. Fortunately, Brooks is showing what could have been in the post-Russell Westbrook injury era, by sticking

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