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Four reasons you should hate the Nuggets

Because Perkins is teaching the Thunder how to hate


Sports

Royce Young
I’m not big on the idea of forcing a rivalry. I’ve always said rivalries just sort of happen and, in most cases, are forged from the playoffs.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

That was then … this is now, Oklahoma City Thunder fans

It's been a good few years for the Thunder


Sports

Clark Matthews
As this issue hits the stands, the NBA’s regular season is over. For the Thunder, it was a glorious season.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Is the ‘rip move’ a rip-off or a smart tactic?

Either way, Kevin Durant loves it


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Royce Young
If you’re not familiar, which I can’t believe how you wouldn’t be, it’s the move where KD baits the defender to stick his hand close and then swings his arms up drawing a shooting foul.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Foes may fear Thunder’s new X factor, ‘The Beard’

Harden needs to strengthen his game for Thunder to excel


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Clark Matthews
There are many things the Oklahoma City Thunder know they can expect on a nightly basis. Whenever they lace up, Russell Westbrook will be unstoppable going to the basket. If Kevin Durant does not score at least 25 points, it is an anomaly.
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Perkins makes a scary, mean mentor for Ibaka

Ibaka's play is improving under mentorship


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Royce Young
It’s a key in any good mentor-protégé relationship. You need a strong, vocal leader with experience. It’s why Jerry Seinfeld was such a good mentor to Kenny Bania.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fight club

Thirteen years after an injury left him in a coma, Travis Hoffman took over a boxing gym to restart his pro combat career.


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Charles Martin
In 1994, mixed martial arts was not the heavily regulated sport it is today, and when Travis Hoffman entered the ring, he had no idea that more than a decade would pass before he would be able to fight professionally again.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Brawl in Bricktown

Who let the Dawgz out? Doesn’t matter, because the Bricktown Brawlers promise a better indoor football experience.


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Dean Anderson

Bricktown Brawlers vs. West Texas Roughnecks
3:05 p.m. Sunday
Cox Convention Center 1 Myriad Gardens
bricktownbrawlers.com, 602-8557

 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lockout could be apocalyptic event for Thunder

Impending work stoppage dangerous for fledgling OKC team


Sports

Clark Matthews
Things could not be going much better for the Thunder organization. It has two of the brightest stars in the league, just acquired the big man it has coveted for years, and is lauded as a potential dynasty. Most importantly, the market is absolutely in love with the franchise.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tips to avoid the anxiety of getting bumped

Because the nosebleeds are way up there.


Sports

Royce Young
It’s the sports fan’s mirage, the oasis in the desert: You’re upper level, looking down on the action and wondering, “What would this game look like from down there?”
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thoughts on ‘boombastic’ Thunder trades

A step or two in the right direction.


Sports

Patrick
Well, the NBA trade deadline has come and gone. And in case you were unaware, it was as crazy and unpredictable as a Sally Kern manifesto on homosexuals and terrorism.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Some midseason awards for the OKC Thunder

LVP! LVP! LVP!


Sports

Clark Matthews
With the All-Star break currently under way, the 2010-11 NBA season has reached the midpoint.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

With trade winds blowing, Thunder have some options

Which players should the Thunder storm?


Sports

Clark Matthews
Between now and Feb. 24, most discussion about the NBA will revolve around trade rumors. As that date gets closer, followers of the league will pontificate about which players are on the market. Some teams will throw in the towel for the season and shed high salaried players while other teams will seek to add one final piece that can help them.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Amazing haul turned Thunder into contender

Sometimes sucking is the best thing to do.


Sports

Clark Matthews
The news of the Thunder’s 112-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets Jan. 19 was lost in the wake of surprise headlines when Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov announced that afternoon that his team, the New Jersey Nets, was no longer interested in acquiring Denver star Carmelo Anthony.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Everything matters when it comes to charity stripe

The Thunder get free throws right


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Clark Matthews
If football is a game of inches, basketball is a game of millimeters. The difference in swishing a perfect jump shot and having the same shot swatted into press row is predicated on any number of small things.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

PALing around

A black-tie boxing event raises funds for the Police Athletic League, a mentoring program for at-risk youth


Sports

Charles Martin
OKC Charity Fight Night
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Coca-cola Bricktown Events Center, 425 E. California
706-7484, okcfightnight.com
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
 
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