The Oklahoma City Thunder win big vs. The Golden State Warriors

After getting whipped and totally humiliated by The Houston Rockets the night before, this game was going to either be redemption or the sky is falling in Oklahoma City. I could not believe the negativity and doom that is on local sports radio. Particularly Jim Traber of WWLS Sports Animal. I don’t always listen but when I do it’s like listening to a skipping record. Most of local sports media with the exception of Royce Young and a couple others is appalling. It’s attacking and sloppy. It’s no wonder that Russell Westbrook has shut down his interviews. I’ll get some more of that later.

We started out the night at Iquana lounge (downtown) for dinner. The food is excellent here and tonight I got Carnitas. This was an off night of low-carb eating.

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The Game
The Oklahoma City thunder started out strong and stayed strong the entire game. The bodysnatchers brought our team back in the nick of time. Kevin Durant with “Ice in his Veins” and Russell Westbrook the energizer bunny. Still going!!!!

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Russell Westbrook 17 points 17 rebounds 15 assist.
Kevin Durant 36 points 14-18 shooting.
Ibaka went for a couple threes changed his mind and drive to the basket or pull-up jumpers.
Dion Waiters got 21 points and was hustling Defense.
Amazing playing!
Earlier in the day we heard a bunch of rumors about Brook Lopez coming to the Oklahoma city thunder in a trade with Kendrick Perkins and Jeremy Lamb. That deal was put on hold before the game otherwise we wouldn’t of been able to get this picture. *taken by my son

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Morrow had a pretty sick three point shot!
3 point Anthony Morrow

Oh and I made the Jumbotron yikes! I was texting and talking to a friend

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This was OKC Thunder best game of the entire season. Thank God the bodysnatchers brought our guys back. Please don’t take them again!

Thunder win 127-115

After the game there was the interview that got a lot of media attention.
For the last few games Russell Westbrook has kept his answers real short and made it known he is no friend of the media. Why would he be? He is bashed every single day by them. And recently with the Thunder record and loses The brunt of the criticism falls on him. He is never been a media charmer. But he did seem to get a bit friendlier after he went down with his leg. That has all changed.
VIDEO HERE:
Execution By Russell Westbrook video

So The guy in the interview that Russell does not like is Berry Tramel of the Oklahoman newspaper. Photo below.

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Berry wrote the Mr. Unreliable story about Kevin Durant last year before he won the MVP.
People keep telling me he didn’t write the headline that they have headline writers. I have a problem with that because that means there is no one person accountable. It means they have anonymous writers doing headlines to keep their “star” writers protected. The bottom line is Berry Tramel’s name was on that article would you want to work for a paper that doesn’t let you have creative license over your own newspaper article caption?
I know players make a fortune but they are also human too. All the money in the world doesn’t make people like Russell Westbrook fake. Do I think he could’ve handled it better, yes, but I was also cheering for him.
I always felt like the interviews were stupid and painstaking to watch especially after a loss. What does media expect players to say before and after 80 games a season! Nothing profound comes out of those interviews just a lot of awkward.

Next up is Orlando Magic 5 games on the road until they get back here!!

Keep it classy and
Thunder up!

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OKC Thunder miss another “Golden” Opportunity against the Warriors

The Good news is it’s only a matter of days when both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are back in the line up.

At least half of the twelve losses has been at the final play to win or send them into overtime. The OKC Thunder have been playing with heart and guts. Sure, there has been a lot of cringe worthy plays and calls, but all in all the Thunder have been hanging tough. No doubt it will pay off as the stars come back.

Its always exciting to play Golden State. Last season we played them hard and had some miraculous game winning plays. Let this remind and excite you. Happy Days are going to be here again soon!

Russell Westbrook and my camera connected.

Russell and my camera connect

Russell and my camera connect

Super star Steph Curry

Steph Curry

The fans have been stellar. They came out in snowstorm with wrecks all over the city for the Houston game, and there were times tonight you would have thought Russell and KD dunked by the way the crown reacted. Everyone knows Happy Days are coming, No Boot on KD and talk that Russell Westbrook could possibly be back for Fridays game against the Knicks.

The light is getting ready to shine back on OKC

Kevin Durant without his boot.

Kevin Durant without his boot.

Oklahoma City Thunder Fans hanging tough with Rumble.

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Rumble giving love.

Oklahoma City Thunder “Hero” Fans,

Once again it was a opportunity missed at the final seconds of the game. Not sure why Roberston took the final shot over Morrow.

Golden  State 91- Oklahoma City Thunder 86

Next up Utah Jazz on Wednesday

Thunder up!