Posts Tagged ‘Oklahoma City Thunder’

Deep thoughts with Kevin Durant

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERKevin Durant has always been skinny. And while he’s now grown into that frame and made it work for him, he once told me that as a child and teenager, he tried (in vain) to put on weight by eating massive amounts of food, including milkshakes. So I like to think Durant’s new commercial for Sonic that debuted last night is rooted in some sort of reality — maybe, in his quietest moments, Durant really does daydream about candy slushes. Which makes me think…nerds, that’s a funny name…


VIDEO: Durant Sonic

Russell Westbrook loves Taylor Swift

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When your season is over and you’re driving around in your car with the sunroof open and the windows down and the weather is nice and you’re feeling pretty good and that new Taylor Swift song comes on the radio and you are kinda nodding your head and starting to feel the beat and then Taylor starts singing, what exactly are you supposed to do?

If you’re Russell Westbrook, you sing along with her. Take it away, Russ…

BAD BLOOD!!!! @taylorswift .. Banger!!!!!

A video posted by Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) on

Russell Westbrook recommends Pitch Perfect 2

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — What do you do when you’re an NBA players and your team is out of the playoffs? Why not go to the movies? This is apparently what Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook did last night, as he not only tweeted that he saw and enjoyed the forthcoming film Pitch Perfect 2, but Russ also posted a photo of himself with his “girls,” the Bellas.

Kevin Durant stars in new commercials for Sonic

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the annual traditions of postseason basketball is companies rolling out new commercials starring various NBA players. The drive-in restaurant chain Sonic just dropped a couple of new commercials starring Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant. I’m guessing they assumed these would air during Thunder playoff games, but injuries brought the Thunder’s season to an early end. Still, funny stuff from KD…


VIDEO: Durant Sonic one-on-one


VIDEO: Durant slush dunk

(via TNLP)

Thunder fans greet players at the airport

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It was a disappointing season for the Oklahoma City Thunder — injuries robbed them of their expected lineups throughout the season, and despite a valiant effort that came down to the last day of the season, the Thunder just missed making the playoffs.

While the season may have been a disappointment, the fans in Oklahoma City wanted to show the team they appreciated the effort the Thunder showed this season, so they met the team in the middle of the night at the airport when they got home from their final game of the season…


VIDEO: Thunder Airport

Kobe has some words for Westbrook’s haters

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERRussell Westbrook has been playing out of his mind the last few weeks, single-handedly keeping the Oklahoma City Thunder’s playoff hopes alive. His most recent big game came Sunday against the Pacers, when Westbrook finished with 54 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Westbrook scored that 54 points on 43 field goal attempts, although he did make almost half of his shots (he finished 21-43). So while that 54-9-8 line looks great, some people pointed out that maybe Westbrook took too many shots.

But maybe we should listen to someone who understands not only volume shooting but also deflecting criticism: Kobe Bryant

Russell Westbrook gives his All-Star MVP car to single mom

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When Russell Westbrook was named the MVP of the All-Star Game back in February, his prize was a new car, courtesy of Kia. Once he got back to Oklahoma City, Westbrook realized that he could put this car to better use. So, Westbrook got in touch with Oklahoma City’s Sunbeam Family Services and surprised Kerstin Gonzales, a 19-year-old mother of two, by giving her his new car.

I could write more about this but really, just watch this video. As unbelievable as Westbrook has been this season, this might be his best moment yet…


VIDEO: Westbrook car

Steven Adams has some banking tips for you

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Oklahoma City big man Steven Adams hails from New Zealand, where they speak English but have a collection of their own phrases and sayings. These are obscure enough that when Adams breaks them out in this new ad for an Oklahoma bank, we need subtitles to keep up with him. Adams seems kind of presidential in this spot, doesn’t he?


VIDEO: Adams bank

(via CBS)

Kevin Durant did not take Serge Ibaka’s water

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — So there was Kevin Durant, standing there after an Oklahoma City Thunder practice, chatting nicely with the media, when all of a sudden Serge Ibaka wants to know if Kevin Durant took his water. It’s a valid question, I suppose, although Durant doesn’t really have the answer. Keep searching, Serge.

Oklahoma City Thunder introduce new alternate jerseys


VIDEO: New Thunder jerseys

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Oklahoma City Thunder have played it mostly safe when it comes to uniform designs, with white home uniforms, blue road uniforms, and then a navy blue alternate kit they would break out occasionally. But yesterday the Thunder introduced a new look they call their “pride” jerseys: White sleeved jerseys with the team’s logo on the chest, so you get a huge OKC on the front. I particularly like the shorts, with the orange and blue stripes criss-crossing.