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You Want Dunks? You Can’t Handle the Dunks

Royce Young at DailyThunder does the Lord’s work today, sacrificing his time to do extensive research on the great Thunder dunks of the past few years.  You will not regret the time spent on this one.

The Top 10 Thunder Dunks – DailyThunder


Daily Thunder Podcast

Royce at Daily Thunder offers some deep thoughts on the most important Thunder questions of the day.  Be sure to give it a listen.

TGR #30: Deep Thoughts with Royce from DT

11/30 Daily Links

Huge win last night on the back end of a double header.  The Rockets loss still stings, and may for a while as it could be a missed opportunity in the packed Western Conference.  The Thunder will be chasing the Jazz all season long for that coveted 4 seed and a home court advantage.  Every win matters. Every loss hurts.

What the pros are saying:

What I’m saying:

  • I like that Mayberry saw a few of the things I did.  And not just because it is an ego stroke (which is nice) but that it also affirms my overall sense of perception (which is double-nice).
    • Westbrook set up Durant for the late game gimme, just because Westbrook knew that it was important to the overall team concept.
    • Sefolosha had some key leadership moments, which seems to mirror his growing confidence while on the court.
    • Harden had some strong spots.  He may not be playing like a #3 pick, but at least he’s bringing positives to the table.
  • Mayberry’s headline aside, he brings forth the truth about Durant’s defense in the 4th against David West.  West was really the only guy on the Hornets that had his quirky offensive game working, and Durant did an admirable job shutting it down.  I like Durant’s attitude – if one part of your game isn’t working, it is no excuse not to try in the other facets.

“This game is all about wins. And as a leader, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to win. I think that I did that tonight. That’s a part of my growth as a player.” – Kevin Durant

  • It never ceases to amaze me how much pro athletes like to play the video games of themselves.  I get the enjoying the games part; they’re young, rich, and have a lot of free time on their hands.  Certainly it strokes the ego.  If it were me though, I would think that the ways that the games fall short of reality would be more of an inhibitor.  For example, when I create my custom character, he doesn’t jump nearly as high or dunk as hard as I do in real life.  I’m like a Neo in hightops.

New Podcast over at Daily Thunder

TGR #28: James Harden’s Coming Out Party

Give it a listen.

And to answer their question – Maynor.

11/20 Daily Links

A few links from around the league that look at last night’s big win, as well as the upcoming challenge.

What the pros are saying:


Great work by Royce Young at DailyThunder creating this clip of Serge Ibaka’s ally-oop slam against the Spurs.  It seems like every game Ibaka is showing us one or two more things that are exciting to behold.

Watch this play develop a couple times.  The backup PG Eric Maynor is running the break (after an Ibaka rebound) , and Ibaka is originally trailing Maynor and four Spurs defenders.  As he glides by behind the Spurs’ transition defense, he calls for the ball and in two long strides elevates over Richard Jefferson’s head and flushes it with one hand.  Just a beautiful example of why the NBA is like nothing else.

Air Congo? Sure, why not.