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United States advances to Gold medal game versus Spain

United States advances to Gold medal game versus Spain

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 19 points while LeBron James added 18 to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists to lead the United States to another dominating 2012 Olympics victory over Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola and the Argentinean National Team from London, England Friday night. Durant hit four of his game-high five treys in a pivotal 27-17 third quarter that ultimately took Argentina’s spirit in the contest. Carmelo Anthony only added to their dismay as … Read entire article »

Filed under: Game Recaps, USA Men's Basketball

Young, Wizards spoil Kevin Durant’s D.C. homecoming

Young, Wizards spoil Kevin Durant’s D.C. homecoming

Nick Young led a furious second half 3-point barrage as the lowly Washington Wizards beat the front running Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night 105-102 from the Verizon Center in downtown Washington D.C. spoiling Maryland-native Kevin Durant’s homecoming. Young scored 24 points for the game, but most of his damage would not come until the 4:35 mark in the third quarter as the 6-7 shooting guard by way of Los Angeles, California knocked down three huge shots from deep … Read entire article »

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Durant, James, Melo bring summer Basketball to Baltimore

Durant, James, Melo bring summer Basketball to Baltimore

Kevin Durant is having quite the summer. After frequenting the Philippines, New York’s Rucker Park, D.C.’s Goodman League and a host of other gritty street venues, the lanky sharp-shooting forward stepped it up a notch late Tuesday evening as he took his talents to Baltimore to face off against LeBron James and a new big three which included Baltimore’s very own Carmelo Anthony and CP3, better known as Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets in … Read entire article »

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Kevin Durant doesn’t need the NBA, he’s got Streetball

Kevin Durant doesn’t need the NBA, he’s got Streetball

Kevin Durant has been all over the uninteresting NBA news scene this summer for reasons much different than the majority of its usual headline makers.  While the NBA is boring us to death with labor disputes and stalemated rhetoric, Durant has been doing an under-appreciated service to the very large community of Basketball fans here stateside. Durant’s simply been playing some ball and very impressive basketball at that while frequenting many of the nation’s premiere summer … Read entire article »

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Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose paid $400K each for Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend appearance

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose paid $400K each for Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend appearance

The current stars of the NBA sure aren’t acting like a bunch of dejected victims during this whole crazy lockout.  With the unique and unusual opportunity to just let things ride and experience new things players are making it known that they can and will profit in untapped and emerging markets that the World of basketball now has to offer. This enjoyment of the game and validation, if you will, that it is indeed a “player’s … Read entire article »

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Kevin Durant to replace DeAndre Jordan in Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend

Kevin Durant to replace DeAndre Jordan in Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend

According to multiple reports reigning NBA scoring champ Kevin Durant is set to replace Clippers’ big man DeAndre Jordan in the Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend from Manila, Philippines scheduled for this coming Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th. “Kevin Durant is replacing Deandre Jordan in the Smart Ultimate Weekend,” said Chot Reyes, Executive Director of the MVP Sports Foundation, via his Twitter account Monday evening. The highly anticipated two-day event is slated to feature the likes … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dunks, Feature Stories, News

Kevin Durant not so politely asks Brendan Haywood to be in his poster

Kevin Durant not so politely asks Brendan Haywood to be in his poster

Kevin Durant‘s known as a polite, well-mannered young man around the league.  Arguably a little too nice at times, Durant rebelliously channeled his inner Taj Thursday night by not so politely asking Mavs 7-foot big man Brendan Haywood to be in his poster in the first quarter of the Thunder 106-100 win over the Mavs in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. A not-so-nice poster with Durant’s head equal to the rim and Haywood’s feet … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Dunks

Dwight Howard powers his way to 40 points and 15 rebounds, Magic dominate Thunder

Dwight Howard powers his way to 40 points and 15 rebounds, Magic dominate Thunder

Dwight Howard didn’t mince words when speaking about his team’s lackluster effort after a 111-105 home loss to the lowly Sacramento Kings this past Wednesday night; and after Friday’s monster effort against the Thunder, he did more than his fair share of backing those harsh words up with his play. Howard overpowered the smaller Thunder – playing without newly acquired center Kendrick Perkins – to the tune of 40 points, 15 rebounds, 2 steals and 6 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Game Recaps, MVP Race, News

Forget about me?

Forget about me?

Oklahoma City Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant got off to what some would call a rocky start this early NBA campaign based solely on the lofty, and as some would deem, premature MVP expectations bestowed upon the young talent from the start. Quickly becoming the talk of the league after forcing the La La Lake Show to a grind-it-out  competitive six game series in the playoffs last summer coupled with the mantle of being the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feature Stories, MVP Race