(New Contributor Alert: For the rest of the season, Zorgon — yes, that’s what he wants to be called — is going to write some random Thunder columns for us. For fun, I think I may change his name to Zorgon James. Or maybe Zorgon Matthews. Anyway, Zorgan currently writes about the team over at Welcome to Loud City. Here’s his first column for us.)
You might have heard that Russell Westbrook, fashion expert extraordinaire, recently signed on with Jordan Brand. Basically, that means that he now has free license to wear the most absurd shoes he can find. Luckily for us, Westbrook did not disappoint.
Yes, in the game against the Brooklyn Nets last night, Russell Westbrook wore a pair of those….uh….boots? It’s like a permanent representation of what would happen if you decided to put your sweat pants on backwards over your shoes. On top of that, the material looks incredibly cheap for a shoe that clocks in at $250.
Still, you can’t deny that these shoes are 100% Russ. They’re no more absurd than the red fashion glasses or fishing lure shirts that he chooses to wear. The shoes are also kind of representative of Russell on the court. When the shoes are zipped up, it represents a passive Westbrook, one willing to dish the ball, support his teammates, and focus on defense. But when you unleash the lime green innards of this shoe, then you reveal Westbrook’s true nature. He’s a 100 mile an hour freight train with tank treads, and there’s nothing you can do to stop him. (Okay, maybe that’s a stretch.)
These shoes might be weird, but they’re still a drop in the bucket of a long line of crazy Thunder kicks. It’s more like “Kevin Durant kicks” since he’s the only other player notable enough to cop his own shoe, but still. Here’s the top 5 wackiest designs Durant has worn over the past few years.
5. The KDIII “Fan Design”
Kevin Durant wore these shoes….while playing against the Lakers. ‘Nuff said.
Earlier today, Wayne Coyne posted the following picture on Instagram of him and Nick Collison getting drunk at The Other Room. In the photo, he claims they just did six shots each.
Here’s the pic:
Well, this is awkward.
Nearly one month after being dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Martin will face his former team, the Houston Rockets, tonight at Chesapeake Arena.
Okay, so that’s not the storyline at all. You know what it is. James Harden is making his highly anticipated return to Oklahoma City. Obviously, there’s a lot of discussion surrounding this event. People want to know how the Oklahoma City will fans treat the beardgrower. Will they cheer and applaud, or boo and hiss?
Marisa and I tackle the issue in a special edition of “Oglebating: To Boo or Not to Boo James Harden.” Check out our positions and vote for how you feel after the jump.
I can’t tell if that Thunder fan is really clever or just really cheap. Also, I can’t figure out if the fan is a he or she. I doesn’t matter though. The person gets some bonus points for creativity. Let’s just hope he/she keeps the letters and numbers on the back after Kevin Martin’s game last night. Here were his stats in last night’s loss to Memphis:
33 mins – 7 points – 3 rebounds – 0 assists – No Beard
Here were James Harden’s in the Rockets victory over the Hornets:
39 mins – 30 points – 3 rebounds – 4 assists – Beard
Okay, I know it’s a dick move to compare the stats of these two guys for just one game, especially when you consider that Kevin Martin (21.6) has a higher PER than James Harden (19.3) through two weeks of the season, but as we all know, James Harden has a beard. He also does things like this:
Oklahoma didn’t play poorly. 460 yards of offense. COnverted 9 of 13 third downs. Efficient passing game. Averaged 4.6 yards a carry.
Baylor wasn’t exactly lighting the world on fire. 172 yards passing. 4.9 yards a rush. 5 yards a play. Outgained by Oklahoma in total yards.
No, the stats show OU didn’t play bad. The result showed Oklahoma played lackadaisical football. Oklahoma defeated the hapless Baylor Bears 42-34 Saturday afternoon. But two turnovers, including the obligatory Landry Jones “WTF” throw kept Baylor in the game. That and an emphasis on running the ball. OU again finished in the negative in the turnover battle, causing some to wonder (e.g. me) when the Sooners are going to lose a game they shouldn’t because they can’t come out ahead on turnovers … like, maybe this weekend.
9) Per Usual, OU Plays Average and everything is “Fine”
Every time OU loses, “we were outcoached, out played, we have to get better, we have to coach them up”. When we win playing below average, the media has no idea what they are talking about, the fans are idiots, and all that matters is that we won. All we care about is the win, Stoops says. We did exactly what we were supposed to do, Coach says about a team that gave up 252 yards rushing. Good to know the team played a winless Baylor team in conference to a stellar one possession win. At home.
You know something else I know, Coach? No other effing team this year has used every one of their first half timeouts with 10 minutes remaining in the 2nd quarter.
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