Never underestimate the power of fun. It apparently played a role in Kevin Durant's decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors. Judging by the happy interviews and shirtless group workout videos, the New York Knicks' squad of comeback...Show More Summary
There was a false report that Kevin Durant explicitly told Russell Westbrook he was staying in Oklahoma City before going back on his word. Here's how that rumor got started and eventually was squashed. Kevin Durant's departure from the Thunder was a seismic event in the NBA, so it's not surprising that we're still feeling the ripples. Show More Summary
“There were never promises given,” he said.
Kevin Durant refuted a report—which was later retracted—claiming that Russell Westbrook had been given assurances about KD re-signing with the OKC Thunder. Durant says no such conversation ever took place. The post Kevin Durant ‘Never Told’ Russell Westbrook He Was Returning to OKC appeared first on SLAMonline.
Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. BLAZE IT UP: Jesus Gomez offers a deep dive on the Trail Blazers, who spent a ton of money in free agency on guys like Evan Turner, Festus Ezeli and their own free agents (Allen Crabbe, Meyers Leonard, Mo Harkless). Show More Summary
Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers faces a blank wall and sets additional stress to the already stretched Blake Griffin after failing to acquire Kevin Durant from the free agency. Rivers still needs to fill the gap for a small forward or power forward position to free Griffin of playing for the two position and extended court time appearance.
Russell Westbrook needs a hug. According to ESPN’s Royce Young, the All-Star point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder has been in his feelings since Kevin Durant left the Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. Westbrook feels slighted because he had an open and honest conversation with Durant, hoping to convince the 6-foot-9 small forward […]
Kevin Durant is refuting reports he told Russell Westbrook he was going to return to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
We run through the possibilities.
The Los Angeles Clippers were one of the many teams to miss out on signing Kevin Durant, though not for lack of trying. In a podcast interview with Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via RealGM.com), Clippers head coach Doc Rivers described...Show More Summary
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have played exactly zero minutes together as Golden State Warriors teammates, so we have no real idea how the two will work together. The rest of the NBA, meanwhile, is hoping that things go south, and one of them is actively planning on it. Here’s Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher with […]
With the Team USA seemingly going to sweep the pre-Olympics exhibition games against FIBA national teams, fanfares and early congratulatory remarks are given to Kevin Durant and the other members of the squad who hailed from the Golden State Warriors lineup.
With TNT hosting the first two days of the PGA Championship beginning Thursday morning from the Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey, Turner anchor and do-it-all star Ernie Johnson spoke to Awful Announcing about the tournament, Charles Barkley’s golf game, why Barkley won’t use Twitter, Kevin Durant, and Craig Sager’s emotional ESPYs speech. Show More Summary
Despite the fact that Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors teammates celebrate their shots going in before they tickle the twine, (...)
Oklahoma City’s 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals evaporated, setting off a chain of seismic events that eventually led to Kevin Durant signing with the Golden State Warriors The post Draymond Green: ‘No Chance’ Warriors Sign Kevin Durant if OKC Reaches NBA Finals appeared first on SLAMonline.
“We human, man. It’s hard.”
Klay Thompson is still having a hard time wrapping his head around the fact that Kevin Durant is now his teammate. Thompson, along with Draymond Green, are hooping this summer The post Klay Thompson ‘Still Kind of Starstruck’ Around Kevin Durant appeared first on SLAMonline.
Team USA squared off against China last night at Oracle Arena, and as you would have guessed, the Americans spanked their Asian opponent. More interesting than the actual outcome of the game, which was 107-57, was that it marked Kevin Durant’s first appearance at Oracle since signing with the team it houses, the Golden State […]
Like just about everyone else, Russell Westbrook was under the impression that he’d be playing alongside Kevin Durant for at least another season. KD’s shocking departure this summer was especially The post Kevin Durant Reportedly Told Russell Westbrook He’d Re-Sign With OKC appeared first on SLAMonline.