Obese female Thunder fan disgusted by touching Nets Kris Humphires (video)

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Maybe this obese OKC Thunder fan was worried about getting some Kim Kardashian germs from touching Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries? He did have that “marriage” to her which lasted shorter than the NFL lockout. Of course, it doesn’t stop Kanye West from touching her.
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NBA vs. MBA: 2012 NBA Finals vs. top business school grads

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As the two best teams in the NBA, the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder, battle to become the 2012 World Champions, How to MBA thought it would be fun to compare the numbers between the stars of the finals and some of the best known MBA holders in the world.

To set the stage, NBA players are the highest earning professional athletes, with the average player making $5.15 million a season, and many of highest paid CEOs in the world hold an MBA from some of the world’s top business schools – and earn over $25 million a year!

But while a team with Kevin Durant and LeBron James will always win out on the court, how do they stack up against business titans such as Phil Knight and Tim Cook? How about the Heat and the Thunder against Harvard and Stanford business schools?

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Best player in NBA position by position: Dwight, Love, Lebron, Kobe, Deron

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One of the greatest things about basketball is how simple the positions are: 1-5. Instead of saying “power forward” or “point guard” you can just say “the four” or “at the one.” And this is what’s lacking in both the All-NBA team and the USA Olympic Dream Team. The All-NBA selections are the top five players in the league, regardless of position. The ’09-’10 team lacked a four or a one; last year’s team also lacked a four.

However, this team I’ve assembled is just the best at each position, not the top five players and not the top five who might play best together. I gave no regard to team chemistry issues.

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Kevin Love and Kevin Durant put up MONSTER numbers in T’Wolves-Thunder game

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Stat line of the night goes to Kevin Love‘s 51 pts, 14 rebs, narrowly edging out Kevin Durant’s 40 pts, 17 rebs and Russell Westbrook’s 45. The Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 149-140 in 2 OT.

We’re going to see Kevin Love and Kevin Durant putting up MONSTER numbers like these for years. The two young bigs are going to dominate Western Conference opponents, bringing intrigue to T’Wolves-Thunder match-ups for years to come.

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T’Wolves Luke Ridnour Almost Killed by Russell Westbrook Crossover (Video)

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Watch this video- wow! Talk about a Tim Hardaway, Allen Iverson “killer crossover.” Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder faked the Minnesota Timberwolves Luke Ridnour literally out of his shoes. This is ridiculous, the only way Ridnour could be more faked out is if he were lying on the ground, curled up in the fetal position sucking on his thumb.

The announcer said Westbrook “broke his ankles!” Well, Ridnour is the third string point guard on one of the worst teams in the NBA for a reason. And Westbrook is the second star on the Western Conference favorites for a reason.

You’ll want to watch this a few times!

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Thunder vs. Heat in NBA Finals? Pacers Legend Reggie Miller Thinks So

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Reggie Miller, Indiana Pacers legend, NBA analyst for TNT and Olympic athlete, yesterday shared his thoughts about the NBA’s upcoming, post-lockout, 66-game season.
Former Olympian and seasoned broadcaster Summer Sanders interviewed Miller Dec. 19 as part of her “Countdown to London” series.
They discussed Miller’s participation in the 1996 Olympics and then quickly turned to the NBA and its opening tipoff on December 25.

Mike Conley, Huge in Game 2, the Memphis Grizzlies’ Ticket

As they say, you’re never going to win the lottery if you don’t have a ticket.

The ticket in the NBA is making the playoffs with the Championship being the lottery, and once you’ve made the postseason anything can happen. Just look at the eighth-seeded Western Conference team Memphis Grizzlies and their six-game handling of the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs. They also took a bite out of the fourth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the opening game of their second round series.

And although they lost game two 111-102, Mike Conley (an Ohio State Buckeyes one and done) had a team high 24 points on 10-15 shooting, 3-5 from distance, to go with 8 assists.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Dynamic Duo

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Before the series, the question was whether the Denver Nuggets’ balance or the Oklahoma City Thunder’s star power would prevail.

Score one for the stars.

Durant scored a career-high 41 points, Russell Westbrook added 31, and the Oklahoma City Thunder had just enough to topple the stubborn Denver Nuggets 107-103 Sunday night at the Oklahoma City Arena. Durant scored 25 on 9-for-13 shooting in the second half, and at one point scored or assisted on 22 of 25 Thunder points.

“It feels good,” Durant said. “Last year in the playoffs, I didn’t shoot the way I wanted to, but this is a new season.”
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OKC Thunder’s Kevin Durant Mentors Indiana Hoosiers’ Maurice Creek

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In my job, I do a ton of college basketball interviews. And one of my favorite questions to ask players at the collegiate level is “do you have any NBA role models?” Or “even if you don’t model your game on someone, is there anyone you look up to as a favorite player in the league?” Over the span of 2008-09, the most common answer I received was Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics.

However, during the past 6 months or so, that answer changed to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant.

A major reason is because the former is aging/declining. We’re also seeing his reputation deteriorate as we continue to learn more about his negative personality traits. But on the other side, the latter is nearing his prime and also looking like one of the game’s few good men.

And when you’re the NBA’s leading scorer, you’re bound to inspire legions of acolytes; including Indiana Hoosiers sophomore wing Maurice Creek.

By Paul M. Banks

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I Hear (Oklahoma City) Thunder

Thunder vs. Terrorism. Advantage: Thunder?

The preseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder went well as usual, which is not surprising in the least for anyone from Seattle. There was not a doubt in my mind that once they left the Washington area this team would suddenly become good, no, great, because this place is cursed. It is an insidious, wet, hell for any sports team and great player to come to. Even if Kevin Durant blossomed into a majestic superstar as he has, he would have left the city of Seattle because he probably hated it here.

Guest post from Hong Alexander

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Post Lottery NBA Mock Draft

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