It looks like you’re going to need to find a new butt for your next Thunder joke.
Over the weekend, the Oklahoma City Thunder officially waived Kyle “The Duke Puke” Singler. It will save the team millions in luxury tax penalties, and as an added bonus, remove a really bad basketball player from the roster.
Here’s the 48-word press release via The Thunder. That equals about one word for every 10-points he scored in a Thunder uniform. Seems generous, huh?
The Oklahoma City Thunder has waived forward Kyle Singler, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Singler appeared in 138 games (22 starts) over four years with the Thunder, recording averages of 3.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per contest.
Like any and all good, self-respecting Thunder fans, we’ve had a lot of fun at Kyle’s expense over the years. It was hard not to. His gingery looks and style combined with the clumsy way he played basketball made him an easy and frequent punching bag for fans, haters and players alike. For example, did you know the Thunder would end each practice by pelting Kyle with basketballs? I didn’t either until I made it up.
Anyway, as a tribute to Kyle, I thought I’d share some of my three favorite Kyle Singler / TLO moments. Yes, that’s right. We have three favorite Kyle Singler moments. There’s literally an Internet list for everything.
Naturally, we have to start with…
3. Kyle Singler looks like Eric Trump
Okay, so two out of Kyle’s three greatest moments have to do with people simply looking like him. That’s actually kind of nice. We could have an included his highlight reel, but that would have been depressing.