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Topic: lockout

About that lockout …

...because you won't like The Beard when he's angry.


CFN

Gazette staff
The NFL’s lockout ended last week, but we’ve only just begun for the NBA. And good luck interviewing any Oklahoma City Thunder players through the home office.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Side job

He's probably just trying to earn a couple extra credit hours.


CFN

Gazette staff
Former University of Oklahoma basketball player and Oklahoma City native Blake Griffin has gone from dunking a basketball over a Kia Optima to a lowly coffee-fetching intern at comedy website Funny Or Die.
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Without Thunder

Life will go on. We promise.


Features

Matt Carney
The forecast for this lockout is Cold War, in more ways than one.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lockout lookout

How the NBA’s work stoppage could affect OKC’s baseline.


News

Clifton Adcock
As the NBA and the National Basketball Player’s Association continue to negotiate a deal that would allow teams to play ball, concern is growing that the regular season may be affected by labor stoppage.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Neutral Mick


CFN

Gazette staff
If we know anything about our mayor, it’s that he likes to stand out, go above and beyond in his duties and watch basketball.
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gag me with a lockout


CFN

Gazette staff

For NBA teams, the first rule of the lockout is don’t talk about the lockout. That’s because a gag order prevents franchises from discussing the ever-so-annoying work stoppage. That means no contact with players, even if they cut their foot before an exhibition game in Oklahoma City or play flag football in Stillwater.

 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

No Thunder, just ‘nuclear winter’

Chance of basketball season not looking great, says NBA commissioner.


News

Gazette staff
What’s the weather forecast for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s NBA season? Cloudy, with a chance of nuclear winter.
 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
kevindurantheadphones

What’s good, KD? Part 2

What does Durantula think about the new Drake record?

You might recall my first entry in this series, wherein I tried to guide Oklahoma City Thunder some European basketball club’s starting small forward Kevin Durant toward meaner hip-hop from Pusha T, but judging by his recent Facebook post, “mean” and its many derivatives (“MEEEEAANN,” “MEEANN,” “MEEEEEEEAAAANN,” et. al.) is just a general term for a rap track he likes.

Early Tuesday morning, the reigning NBA scoring champ recommended the new Drake album, “Take Care,” via Twitter, and invited people to discuss it by way of Facebook. It’s a clear endorsement from a guy who’s long been singing the Canadian rapper/R&B crooner’s praises. Recall this ditty from December 2010, less than a month after the release of Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”:


It’s easy to see why KD digs Drake. They’re both über-famous youngsters (Drake’s 25, Durant’s 23), coming of age amid worldwide stardom. Drake captures that feeling and shoots it up with some serious swagger on “Under Ground Kings” when he says, “It’s been two years since somebody asked me who I was.”

It’s been even longer than that for the prodigious Durant, who, at 6’9’’ and a freshman starter at Texas, commanded the spotlight in high school and during a brief college layover on his way to being drafted second overall in 2007. Drake’s rise shows a sharper upward trajectory (known first or his work on the teenage show “Degrassi,” he boasts nearly four times Durant’s Twitter followers), most likely because he’s rocketed to international pop star-status.

One Twitter follower asked KD what his favorite tracks from “Take Care” were. He responded with the opening track, “Over My Dead Body” (airy and slow, it’s a sonically curious selection, but a sensible one when you consider the opening lyric), and the more hype “Under Ground Kings,” which is built on wafting notes that vaguely recall the Chicago Bulls’ iconic intro music. The typically smug Drake sandpaper verse “I think I killed everybody in the game last year” is the aforementioned lyric, and if there’s a better description of two-time NBA scoring champ’s offensive prowess, I’d love to hear it.

If there were such a thing as an NBA season right now, every KD highlight video on YouTube would be soundtracked by “Under Ground Kings,” but the way things are going now we’ll probably just have to wait until he formally signs with whatever overseas ball club offers the best deal. Anybody know how much it costs to get the Israeli Basketball Super League package on cable?
by Matt Carney 11.17.2011 2 years ago
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Lockout

Like a lot of action in your sci-fi? 'Lock' it up!


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
No matter in what capacity, if Luc Besson's name is on a movie, I will not hesitate to watch. Why? The Transporter, District 13, Kiss of the Dragon, Taken, Unleashed, Ong-Bak, The Professional, La Femme Nikita and most sequels that spawned from those, that's why. (I'll forgive and forget From Paris with Love.)
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
 
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