Skip to content

Kevin Durant

  1. Durant says Thunder better when Westbrook shoots more

    Apr 3, 2012, 11:32 AM EST

    Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook

    Skip Bayless’ job at ESPN2 is to get people to watch him. He’s good at it — saying often outrageous things will get people to watch to see what you will say next. (His ultimate goal is no different than this blog or anywhere else in the media, our job is to get you to…

  2. Video: Westbrook’s ridiculous half-court alley-oop to Durant

    Apr 2, 2012, 12:46 AM EST

    Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant

    Just in case you hadn’t seen this during the game, or on pretty much every highlight show since then, here is Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant connecting on a ridiculous half-court alley-oop pass as part of the clinic they put on against the Bulls on Sunday. It’s plays like this that remind you just how…

  3. Thunder show off against Bulls as a question of athleticism comes into play

    Apr 1, 2012, 4:26 PM EST

    Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant

    Derrick was out, and had he played, this would have been a totally different game. Let’s just get that out in front right now. There is just no way to understate the impact that Derrick Rose, last season’s MVP, might have had on the Thunder’s 92-78 win vs. the Bulls on Sunday. This team is…

  4. Rose to miss Sunday game against Thunder

    Apr 1, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Derrick Rose

    From the Chicago Tribune: Bulls guard Derrick Rose will miss his 10th consecutive game Sunday at Oklahoma City as he continues to recover from a groin injury. Rose admitted his disappointment in not being able to face close friend Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the Western-Conference leading Thunder. But Rose continues to have issues running.…

  5. Kobe has day only Kobe could have, caps it with game winner

    Mar 31, 2012, 8:11 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    Saturday was vintage Kobe… or at least vintage 2012 Kobe. He looked tired — as he has a lot lately, which is why we have all watched his shooting percentages drop — and started the game 0-for-15 shooting with zero points through three quarters. Yes, you read that right. Zero points on 15 missed shots.…

  6. Derek Fisher has moved on from Lakers trade, embracing his new role in Oklahoma City

    Mar 30, 2012, 2:47 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Russell Westbrook

    Derek Fisher returned to Staples Center on Thursday as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, his first time back since the deadline day deal the Lakers made to trade him away exactly two weeks ago. The return was a triumphant one, with his new team thrashing his old one 102-93, behind strong performances from…

  7. “New” Lakers still not as good as same ol’ Thunder

    Mar 30, 2012, 2:43 AM EST

    Russell Westbrook, Matt Barnes

    This was supposed to be a statement game for the “new” Lakers — new coach, new system, new emphasis on defense and now a new point guard to organize it all. The Thunder, they didn’t change much of anything from last year. Well, the game was a statement all right — the Thunder are much…

  8. Kevin Durant talks flag football, backpacks with Jimmy Kimmel

    Mar 29, 2012, 12:37 PM EST

    Durant points after dunk during NBA basketball game in Portland

    Oklahoma City was in town a little early to take on the Lakers Thursday night and apparently everybody didn’t just want to hang out at Derek Fisher‘s house. So Kevin Durant decided to  swing by the Jimmy Kimmel Live show and chat. They talk flag football, backpacks and life in the OKC. Not the most…

  9. PBT Extra: Talking Lakers, end of season awards (as of now)

    Mar 28, 2012, 11:47 PM EST

    NBA/

    What you see is the latest edition of PBT Extra, which covers the Knicks (as of the time of taping earlier on Wednesday), the troubles with Andrew Bynum and the Lakers, plus where I stand now on end of season awards. Some of those awards are all but wrapped up — we’re looking at you,…

  10. Wednesday And-1 links: Weird Jeremy Lin dances sweeping the globe

    Mar 28, 2012, 12:01 PM EST

    New York Knicks' Lin pumps his fist from the bench as teammates score during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Honestly, I have no idea what to make of this odd Jeremy Lin…

  11. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Drama with the Lakers? Shocking.

    Mar 28, 2012, 8:53 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors

    What you missed while thinking you don’t hate your job as much as this guy… Lakers 104, Warriors 101: What’s a Laker win without more drama? During the game the drama was the Lakers not pulling away against an undersized Golden State side, then the Warriors fighting back from a double digits deficit in the…

  12. David Stern says league will discuss adding goaltending calls to instant replay list

    Mar 28, 2012, 2:08 AM EST

    photo-18

    NBA commissioner David Stern wants the NBA to do away with goaltending as we know it, and adopt the international rule which would allow players to touch the ball as soon as it hits the rim. The competition committee has fought him on this issue, and it’s not one that’s likely to change anytime soon.…

  13. Tuesday And-1 links: Delonte West, Lamar Odom go to the zoo

    Mar 27, 2012, 11:25 AM EST

    Lamar Odom

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Delonte West and Lamar Odom went to the zoo. That went about as…

  14. How Kevin Durant almost played for North Carolina

    Mar 26, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    kevin durant texas

    Kevin Durant in Carolina blue rather than Texas burnt orange? I have trouble picturing it, but it almost happened, apparently. The New York Post’s Peter Vecsey had a story Sunday primarily about how Kevin Love and Kevin Durant are good friends going way back to seventh grade. How Durant has been over to Love’s family…

  15. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Are the Hawks and Jazz still playing?

    Mar 26, 2012, 3:37 AM EST

    Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams

    What you missed while welcoming Don Draper back into your life… Thunder 103, Heat 87: Kevin Durant outdueled LeBron James (making a nice MVP case), but the bigger concern for Miami should be that Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka combined to drop 35 on them. Matt Moore has a lot more as this was our…

  16. Thunder roll on Miami as Heat roll over

    Mar 26, 2012, 1:36 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat 103-87 Sunday night behind Kevin Durant‘s 29 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. It was an MVP performance by Durant and a statement game for the Thunder. For the Heat, it was yet another in a long series of headache-inducing performances in which the Heat faced the…

  17. 5 Things to Watch: Heat-Thunder, a potential Finals preview worth playing

    Mar 25, 2012, 6:30 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

      Best in the East vs. best in the West. Nope, that’s not right. The two clearly best teams in the league. Well, no, not really with how open the West is. OK, how about just: A more-probable-than-on-average chance that these two teams will meet in the Finals. There. Sufficiently hedged. The Miami Heat and…

  18. Video: Kevin Durant, Kevin Love put on show in OKC

    Mar 24, 2012, 12:44 PM EST

    Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant

    In case you missed one of the most entertaining games of the year last night, we bring you some highlights from the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder. Like above, when at the end of regulation Kevin Durant and Kevin Love traded threes. Below, watch Durant send the game into double overtime, where the Thunder…

  19. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Five in a row for the Knicks

    Mar 22, 2012, 9:03 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony, Jrue Holiday

    What you missed while being thankful a rogue boulder didn’t destroy your home and car… Knicks 82, Sixers 79: This was the ugliest win for the Knicks on their five-game winning streak, but it may also be the best. Not the best because it moves them within three games of the struggling Sixers in the…

  20. Tuesday And-1 links: Conan has Guinness colored Nikes

    Mar 20, 2012, 10:59 AM EST

    conan_twitpic_guinnessshoes

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT). We’re trying out a bullet-point format to help the look and feel, tell us what you think of it. • Conan O’Brien got a pair…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Bosh looks good in Heat victory

    Mar 19, 2012, 3:10 AM EST

    LeBron James, Dwight Howard

    What you missed while thinking a new study proves your children are brilliant…. Heat 91, Magic 81: Everybody talks about the big man the Heat could use. We often underestimate Chris Bosh — he had 23 points on 13 shots. Dwyane Wade owned the fourth quarter with 14 of his 31 coming then, when the…

  22. Recapping a crazy day in Portland, where the Blazers began to clean house

    Mar 15, 2012, 8:44 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Charlotte Bobcats

    This year’s Portland Trail Blazers campaign, to this point, has gone as badly as possible. Just before the NBA’s trade deadline passed at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, the team began the process of doing something about it. A flurry of activity went down in Portland today, and much of it set the team up…

  23. Video: Thunder with three blocks and a dunk

    Mar 9, 2012, 10:33 PM EST

    Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook

    There are teams that execute better than the Oklahoma City Thunder, but there are none as athletic and long — and that leads to fun highlights. Like this one against the Cavaliers. Three Serge Ibaka blocks, one Kevin Durant block and a Russell Westbrook and James Harden fast break. It’s the most fun you’re going…

  24. Do you need a closer to win in NBA? George Karl says no.

    Mar 8, 2012, 7:21 PM EST

    Derrick Rose

    It looks great when Derrick Rose makes the sweet crossover and drains the jumper to win the game. Hero ball makes heroes when it works. But the league’s best “closers” miss more of those shots than they make. As we start to get more and more information that look at situations and players we learn…

  25. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Night of the living game-winning shot

    Mar 8, 2012, 9:24 AM EST

    Trevor Booker

    What you missed while realizing you figured out who is going to win the Darwin Award this year…. Sixers 103, Celtics 71: This battle for the top spot in the Atlantic division — and the four seed at least in the playoffs, allowing a team to avoid Miami and Chicago in the first round —…

Featured video

Stephen Curry leads NBA MVP race mid-season
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Bryant (7687)
  2. H. Whiteside (7157)
  3. R. Rubio (6626)
  4. L. Aldridge (6414)
  5. N. Batum (6368)
  1. K. Martin (6209)
  2. J. Noah (6068)
  3. K. Walker (5985)
  4. C. Anthony (5872)
  5. D. Howard (5609)