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Passionate about helping the youth: basketballer Kevin Durant
Passionate about helping the youth: basketballer Kevin Durant

Basketballer Kevin Durant (Image credit: Nike) Nike recently launched the Nike Tech Fleece Jacket last night across the globe. At the launch, Nike athlete Kevin Durant spoke about a wide range of topics, and here are the excerpts of the interview with him: If you were to describe Kevin Durant and not refer to basketball at all, what would you say? I'm simple. I'm low-maintenance.  And I'm spontaneous. Those are the three

Aug 28 2015
Mind vs. Body: Five NBA players who didn't let injuries limit them
Mind vs. Body: Five NBA players who didn't let injuries limit them

Basketball, like every other high octane contact sport has instances where a player faces an injury that vows to change his career graph. Few, however, have an iron will sided by heaps of determination and most importantly unconditional love for the game which enables them to overcome the limitations put on their body and achieve greatness. It is always difficult to get back from an injury, but having the courage to spend months and years of you

Jul 22 2015
Report: NBA look to seed for Playoffs irrespective of Division titles
Report: NBA look to seed for Playoffs irrespective of Division titles

Adam Silver and his administration are taking small but good steps towards a better NBA Playoffs. Possible new reform Despite a monstrous and monumental effort from Russell Westbrook, Oklahome City Thunder with a 45-37 (.549) did not make the 2015 Playoffs after losing the season series with the New Orleans Pelicans, who they were tied with for the 8th spot in the West. Meanwhile in the East, two sub par teams  with records below

Jun 26 2015
Fred Hoiberg replaces Tom Thibodeau as the Head Coach of the Chicago Bulls
Fred Hoiberg replaces Tom Thibodeau as the Head Coach of the Chicago Bulls

Fred Hoiberg of Iowa State College at the press conference where he was hired by the Chicago Bulls. Well that didn’t take long! Less than a week after the Chicago Bulls fired 5 year Head Coach Tom Thibodeau, the franchise hired Iowa State Head Coach Fred Hoiberg as his replacement. On Tuesday, the long rumored pairing off the Bulls and Hoiberg become official, making the latter the 19th Head Coach in franchise history. Hoiberg

Jun 3 2015
Outside, Looking In: NBA All Stars who stayed home for the post-season
Outside, Looking In: NBA All Stars who stayed home for the post-season

“The regular season is where you make your name. The playoffs you make your fame.” Kenny Smith, former NBA champion and current NBA analyst, who said the quote above, knows a thing or two about the differences between the regular season and the playoffs. No matter how great a player’s performances are from November to March, it is really what he does from April to June that rises him up into the stratosphere of basketball great

Florida's Billy Donovan named new Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder
Florida's Billy Donovan named new Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder

New Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder Billy Donovan. It’s official! Billy Donovan is now the Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He and Thunder General Manager Sam Presti agreed to terms of a long term contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the deal has been finalized as the organization announced the deal via a statement on Thursday afternoon (local time). After spending 19 years as the Head Coach of the Flor

May 1 2015
10 NBA players who have played with a single franchise throughout their career
10 NBA players who have played with a single franchise throughout their career

At a time when NBA is increasingly becoming a business with players being treated more like commodities, to look at players who have served with one team for the entire duration of their careers makes for an eye-opening experience.  LeBron James, widely regarded as the best contemporary NBA player, moved from Cleveland Cavaliers to Miami Heat, which offered him a far more lucrative deal. But, he returned to the Cavaliers following a fo

Apr 29 2015
The Unsuspecting Brilliance of Anthony Davis
The Unsuspecting Brilliance of Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis enters the playoffs for the first time in his career this season There have been very few truly transcendent superstars in the NBA that will make you grudgingly, hatefully respect them and their game. If you do a quick head count, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James are the names you are most likely to come up with, in no particular order. Lucky for Anthony Davis, he is s

Apr 26 2015
NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Scott Brooks fired after 7 years in charge
NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Scott Brooks fired after 7 years in charge

Scott Brooks is no more the Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder The Oklahoma City Thunder organisation has decided to part ways with their Head Coach Scott Brooks after seven seasons. With the team’s most recent disastrous season, there were numerous reports coming out at the end of the regular season of Brooks’ firing, however there wasn’t any confirmation. But, on Wednesday morning, the team issued a state

Apr 23 2015
Top 5 NBA regular season MVP candidates
Top 5 NBA regular season MVP candidates

The 2015 NBA Playoffs are all set to begin early Saturday afternoon [Saturday night, according to IST], after the 82 game regular season commenced on Wednesday night. With the race for the last Playoff spot in either conference going right down to the wire. In the first round, the West is loaded as ever while in the East 3 of the 4 match-ups are relatively easy ones. Here’s the Playoffs first round preview: Anyway getting back to the titl

Apr 18 2015
NBA: 2014-15 Season Awards (Probables)
NBA: 2014-15 Season Awards (Probables)

With the post-season hanging around the corner this April and the General Season coming to an end, it's time to look into various probables of the awards handed out by NBA at the end of every general season. This is to see who might take the NBA Hardware home. Note: These are purely my Opinions and are based on statistics and performance reviews.  

Apr 6 2015
Spurs, Bulls and Cavaliers get statement wins as Pelicans, Suns continue to fall behind in Playoff race
Spurs, Bulls and Cavaliers get statement wins as Pelicans, Suns continue to fall behind in Playoff race

Peaking at the right time, the San Antonio Spurs made a mockery of the Oklahoma City Thunder with a blowout 39 point win at home. A busy Wednesday night in the NBA as 26 teams took the court with just less than 3 weeks remaining for the 2015 Playoffs to commence. Multiple teams are very close to gaining or losing spots on the Conference ranking in the East and West. The East has four teams battling for the eight and final spot for the

Mar 27 2015
Kevin Durant ruled out of action indefinitely
Kevin Durant ruled out of action indefinitely

Without Kevin Durant can OKC survive the Playoffs? That’s if they make it in the first place. Russell Westbrook has been playing sensational basketball over the past month and a half to put his team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, into the 2015 Playoffs but all his hard work could go in vain with his All-Star teammate and reigning league MVP Kevin Durant ruled out of further action. Sam Presti, General Manager of the Thunder announce

Mar 21 2015
The tale of three guards in the NBA
The tale of three guards in the NBA

Who you got? A question on every NBA fanatics’ mind during this time of the year. Ok maybe not every year, but definitely this year with players like Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden playing at the top of their games. Let’s just get some stuff out of the way before I start, this is not a who’s the best player in the NBA article (hands down, it’s LeBron no discussion) and my favorite team is the Thund

Mar 2 2015