Kevin Durant is back and I’ve never seen him look more relaxed and focused, then he did against the wizards.
He made everything look easy.
Pretty much everyone watching has their jaws hanging open in awe. Durant has a pregame handshake ritual with the team. video here:
I really have to give it up to Kendrick Perkins, last season everybody was calling for his head on a platter. Amnesty Perkins, trade Perkins, he makes too much money, blah blah.
Do you remember when Perkins with scored two points a game…maybe! This game ..Kendrick Perkins had six points, four rebounds and some important defensive play. When he had his exit interview last season he said he was coming back different and he did.
He puts it all out there every single game. He’s doing things we’ve never seen him do since he’s been a thunder Player. I can see why management stayed loyal to him. you don’t see him moping around coming off the bench. I appreciate how hard he plays in the face of essentially been demoted to the bench. His hustle gets the crowd going and I’ve seen more screaming and ovations for him this season. Way to go Kendrick Perkins you are a great example of “never give up.”
Nick Collison also came in. We have not seen him much this season. He is such a solid and consistent player. The chemistry between he and Steven Adams is something to see.
The Thunder let their big lead dwindle down but finally finished off the wizards. 109 – 102
Sights and sounds video here. http://youtu.be/V8xJfC7_XY0
Big game with the Warriors Tuesday but don’t stress, Kevin Durant has ice in his veins!
The Oklahoma City thunder started out as a complete team with Kevin Durant coming back into the lineup after being out with a sprained ankle. Late in the second quarter Russell Westbrook gets ejected from the game. Alex Len and Russell Westbrook get into a verbal exchange and after a play Alex Len swings Westbrook to the ground to fight.
I thought he’d be ejected but instead both he and Russell Westbrook got technicals.
After shooting the technicals Russell Westbrook goes in for an easy lay up. The crowd goes crazy and he walks over to the bench and gets called for another technical for “taunting” and is ejected from the game.
Video here: http://youtu.be/scrGArDE53Y
You can see and hear the crowd go crazy over the call.
Before the game started Davis, Who I recruited to write for this blog, said “Watch Kevin Durant drop 40 points tonight!”
I was only skeptical because this was Kevin Durant’s first game back after missing seven, but I high-fived him because I love when he talks like that!
Let’s go KDdddddddddd!!
Kevin Durant scores 44 Pts in his return to lead Thunder past Suns in OT, 137-134.
Tweets from Oklahoma City thunder players after the game.
Here are FULL FAN Video highlights from the game.
This season there has been a lot of games that we lost in the final minutes seconds of the game. That dreaded feeling came over lots of fans at the end of that game. Davis kept looking over at me and saying “Kevin Durant has ice in his veins, don’t worry.” It always makes me smile when he talks like that I love it so much!!
Kevin Durant The cold blooded NBA killer is back.
Happy Holidays from Kevin Durant, Who walks off gingerly on his sprained ankle.
Worst loss of the season. The Oklahoma City Thunder should have won that game.
Damien Lillard was the hero with this three point game time shot to send the game into overtime.
You can see Serge Ibaka clearly frustrated by his late defense.
It shouldn’t of happened but it did and by the next play Serge and DaMarcus Aldridge get into an altercation and both get ejected.
final score 115-111 Blazers win
The most disappointing thing was seeing fans getting into a fight in the stands. Full on fistfight.
Another view: http://youtu.be/hpogfK4_iAg
We knew the day would come when some fans would get batshit crazy and take things too seriously.
It’s a damn game, get a grip people. You have a lot to be thankful to be at an NBA game and seeing some of the best players in the world. Calm down and show some class.
The reality is the Thunder are not ALWAYS going to be good. They will have rough seasons. You can’t control it. You have no control. Let that sink in.
When Kevin Durant won his MVP even he admitted basketball is merely a platform and it’s not the most important thing. Fans yell at opposing teams. Then, after the game you see Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook cutting up with them – giving them a hug Etc.
It would be nice if fans enjoyed what we have here. It’s pretty freaking amazing!
I’m fortunate to get to go with one of my friends who invites me to the games. I appreciate every single minute I get to see.
I hope the love affair that the NBA media has for the Oklahoma City thunder fans doesn’t turn against us.
With fans exiting early. Screaming obnoxious obscenities and acting like idiots.
Most fans are amazing it’s just the few that make it bad for everyone.
Thunder fans Lisa and Davis are in San Antonio for Oklahoma City thunder vs. San Antonio game tomorrow. They will be there like many other games cheering on the thunder.
I’ll be here watching with my son Who is a San Antonio Spurs fan!
Thunder up and keep it classy OKC!!
What is wrong with people?
How many of the media and NBA fans have ever played on the NBA team as a starting point guard on one of the best teams in the league?
How many of those fans or media have The athletic ability of Westbrook?
What about the heart that gets left out on the floor every single game.
I’m pretty sure that’s nobody.
On every bad play or decision Russell Westbrook makes. Easily forgetting the MVP caliber game he had two nights ago.
Russell Westbrook plays angry, committed focused. He’s frustrating because maybe he’s frustrated.
He gets the team involved like a simple layup to Serge Ibaka that Serge was late for and blew the play. Russell takes matters into his own hands to get the job done sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t.
Unfortunately we have players like Jeremy Lamb Perry Jones Reggie Jackson Who are not consistent.
The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result. Fans and media need to stop trying to put a square peg in around hole. Russell has been here for six years and he’s the same guy.
Stop trying to make Russell Westbrook Magic Johnson Steph Curry or Rajon Rondo. He is different and he will always be different and we will have to take the bad with the good. But luckily there is a whole lot of good.
•He is the most athletic point guard we have ever seen.
•if teammates are missing shots or not stepping up he’s going to take it upon himself.
•He is the alpha leader of the Oklahoma City Thunder
•He will go up for three rebounds in a row.
•He will be one of the only players consistently diving on the ground to get a ball.
•He’s going to play hero ball sometimes
•He will take too many 3s. Occasionally.
•made bad shots.
One of my favorite Oklahoma City thunder fans stands up before “the first” Russell Westbrook free-throw
And screams his name you can hear it on TV and in the Arena.
She started doing it A few years ago because of all the bad talk and press Russell Westbrook it gets.
She stood up and showed her support when a lot of people questioned if he was the right guy for OKC.
Here she is last night.
From one fan, Russell keep being you and doing what you do.
You continue to improve and get better every year. You give more of yourself.
Keep on keepin on.
*my dog Maggie above