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  1. Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by PhiAlpha View Post
    A few outlier reactions were way over the top, but most of the fanbase’s reaction was completely justified and not in anyway over the top...unless you’re so soft that you can’t handle some Twitter comments, “mean” signs and people dressed up as cupcakes boing you. Unless you’ve actually been a fan of the team and watched/attended most of the games since the team got here...you don’t have room to say what is or isn’t an appropriate reaction to your best player promising to stay and then leaving the best lineup we’d probably ever assembled in that off season to join the best team in NBA history that said player just collapsed and blew a three game lead against. Not understanding the fanbases reaction to the situation shows an extreme lack of perspective.
    Point proven... Thanks!

  2. #377

    Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    I think it is just the way the sports entertainment business works in today's social media world:

    Player A leaves. For whatever reason.

    Small number of fans claim offense, betrayal and outrage. They record themselves performing different types of destructive acts upon Player A's old uniform. They post to social media in the hope their video will be linked to on "Splin The Win", and other sports and news sites.

    Uni burning videos will be aggregated by reporters at "Splin The Win" and others under the headline "Player A fans express their outrage". This story will have a 2 sentence intro and links to 12 Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. videos.

    The most enterprising outrage fans know that 2 or 3 of the videos will become immortalized in the 30 for 30 that will be made about their team and Player A's departure in about 10 years.

  3. Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger S View Post
    Point proven... Thanks!
    Not at all. But whatever you want to believe.

  4. Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by PhiAlpha View Post
    Not at all. But whatever you want to believe.
    It's not a belief.

  5. #380

    Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    To be fair, to have people take sports extremely seriously is a ridiculous perspective to start with.

  6. #381

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    I don't believe for one second that KD was wanting to return to OKC.

    The dude joined the bullies and left OKC in the dust. Expecting a warm welcome back is asinine. Since his departure, it has become extremely apparent that KD is out-of-touch with reality. He even called his agent crying after he learned of the backlash after he announced his decision in July of 2016. The guy is insecure and ruined the legacy of his career with that move. And now he is making up more stuff to justify his decision. He will spend the rest of his career and likely life, trying to convince people he didn't make a huge b!tch ass move.

    OKC will never retire 35. And anyone who doesn't understand that - is simply not NBA savvy.

  7. #382

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    Reminder - KD is in the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

  8. Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by OkiePoke View Post
    Reminder - KD is in the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
    The heck you say! No Thunder fan with any perspective on what KD did when he left would stand for that!

  9. #384

    Thunder Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Sure fans called him out, a true snow flake, unfit to be called a leader by any means. Didn't have that conversation with his so called brother (Westbrook); just up and left town--surprised even the Warrior team he joined (Can't beat 'em, join 'em).

    IMO leaders don't retreat or join forces with the team he couldn't beat; or sit back and turn a blind eye when a teammate is kicked in the jewels; then invite the scumbag who kicked your teammate to spend the night with you. NOTE: My brother worked for Airport Limousine Services, a colleague recalled picking up Draymond Green and taking him to The Hill to KD's place in the early morning hours--he saw KD greet Green at the door and Green waived the driver to move on.

    Durant was the one who was untruthful in his claim that the Thunder mistreated him; what would the organization have to gain mistreating their NBA superstar?

    So before the fearless leader KD says anything about OKC or the Thunder, he needs to stand back from the rock pile in which he continues to throw stones.

  10. #385

    Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous. View Post
    I don't believe for one second that KD was wanting to return to OKC.

    The dude joined the bullies and left OKC in the dust. Expecting a warm welcome back is asinine. Since his departure, it has become extremely apparent that KD is out-of-touch with reality. He even called his agent crying after he learned of the backlash after he announced his decision in July of 2016. The guy is insecure and ruined the legacy of his career with that move. And now he is making up more stuff to justify his decision. He will spend the rest of his career and likely life, trying to convince people he didn't make a huge b!tch ass move.

    OKC will never retire 35. And anyone who doesn't understand that - is simply not NBA savvy.
    Yeah, coming back? What a joke. I'm sure Lebron took a lot more heat for leaving than KD did. If it was some place like LA it would be even worse. He will never get that same godlike status with anyone again so he should be happy that those few mean old fans wont pick on him again.

  11. #386

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    Quote Originally Posted by OkiePoke View Post
    Reminder - KD is in the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
    Not according to their web site: https://www.oklahomasportshalloffame...l-members.html

  12. #387

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    Quote Originally Posted by foodiefan View Post
    Correct Oklahoma Hall of Fame does not equal <> Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. I guess Oklahoma Hall of Fame is more political and quicker to admit while the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame actually waits for an Athlete to get closer to the end of their career.

  13. #388

    Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    At this point I just feel bad for kd and hope he finds peace. He’s lashing out at the thunder (for some reason?) and mad at them despite them accommodating him what 9 months ago for collisions jersey retirement. It’s just sad.

    I hope he finds peace and happiness.

  14. Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger S View Post
    The heck you say! No Thunder fan with any perspective on what KD did when he left would stand for that!
    They don’t have to because he isn’t in it.

  15. Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by PhiAlpha View Post
    They don’t have to because he isn’t in it.
    Damn.... That's just cold blooded revoking his membership like that!

  16. Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    But as mentioned up above... he is in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame..... Well unless they really did revoke him from it.

    https://www.espn.com/blog/okc-thunde...a-hall-of-fame

  17. Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger S View Post
    Damn.... That's just cold blooded revoking his membership like that!
    Never said they revoked it. Just that he was never in it.

  18. #393

    Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    It was my confusion.

    KD is in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame

    He is not in the Oklahoma Sports HOF

  19. Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by PhiAlpha View Post
    Never said they revoked it. Just that he was never in it.
    I never said you said they said it was revoked.

  20. #395

    Thunder Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    2019 Thunder report to training camp October 1, with media day usually scheduled one day before training camp on September 30.


  21. #396

    Default Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Rivers: Clips knew OKC wanted to break team up https://es.pn/3095wbw
    via @ESPN App http://espn.com/app

  22. #397

    Thunder Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Chris Paul is not giving up tens of millions to leave the Thunder - Scottie Pippen | The Jump


  23. #398

    Thunder Re: 2019-20 OKC Thunder

    Nerlens Noel mum on Andre Roberson's participation headed into training camp.

    by Erik Horne
    Published: Wed, September 25, 2019 4:53 PM Updated: Wed, September 25, 2019 4:55 PM



    Nerlens Noel was careful not to slip.

    On Wednesday, Noel was asked if he had the opportunity to play pickup games with Thunder newcomer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and he heaped praise on the second-year guard. “He’s an all-around point guard that knows how to play and knows how to move the ball and I think everybody will see,” Noel said.

    When asked if Andre Roberson was participating in those scrimmages, Noel got tight. Roberson hasn’t played in a Thunder game since Jan. 27, 2018, when he ruptured the patellar tendon in his left knee.

    Roberson’s father, John, told The Oklahoman in August that “training camp will tell a whole lot,” but that his son is in a better place than he was entering training camp last season.

    Noel didn’t give away much at all.

    “Umm … I’m not sure if I can answer that,” Noel said when asked if Roberson was playing in any of the pickup games.

    The Thunder opens preseason camp on Oct. 1.

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