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Wild Stat of the Week: Houston Has a Problem

Andrew Wild | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports
Andrew Wild

The Houston Astros are in the midst of a historical rebuilding process, one that is challenging some of the fundamental philosophies of baseball.

Jordan Schultz

What Comes Next For The Thunder?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.03.2014 | Sports

You don't have to look far back to remember when the Oklahoma City Thunder was the darling of the NBA. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the scoring...

Kevin Durant Will Have To Wait Longer For 1st NBA Title

AP | CLIFF BRUNT | Posted 06.01.2014 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant took a key step toward becoming an all-time great by winning the MVP award. He will have to wait at least another...

Spurs Set Up NBA Finals Rematch With Heat

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 07.31.2014 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — A year ago, the Spurs-Heat matchup in the NBA Finals was considered a classic. And now, an encore awaits....

HIGHLIGHTS: Another Blowout Win For Spurs

AP | RAUL DOMINGUEZ | Posted 05.22.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are rolling toward a return to the NBA Finals, and Oklahoma City looks powerless to slow them down without ...

Why the Clippers Didn't Win

Zach Wasser | Posted 07.17.2014 | Sports
Zach Wasser

In the NBA, a team needs at least two reliable shot-creators to win in the postseason -- players capable of manufacturing an open look for themselves or for a teammate at will. For LA, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are those primary playmakers.

HIGHLIGHTS: Durant Ends Clippers' Tumultuous Playoff Run

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Oklahoma City Thunder were down by 16 points and struggling to make any shot early in Game 6, they looked all but ready ...

PHOTO: Durant Couldn't Watch

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Sports

When all eyes were on Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant couldn't watch. The 2013-14 NBA MVP went to the opposite end of the court at Chesapeake Ener...

Jordan Schultz

Instead Of Gloating, This NBA Star Chose Gratitude

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports

Last week, with the basketball world watching, Kevin Durant delivered a beautiful, gratitude-filled MVP speech dedicated to his mother, with kind word...

You're the Real MVP, Mom!

Ben Arnon | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports
Ben Arnon

I feel fortunate to be able to relate to Kevin Durant's affection for his mom, and I'm sad that there are many people in the world for whom that type of relationship is a foreign concept.

Kevin Durant's Sweet Tribute To His Mom Just Might Leave You In Tears

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.07.2014 | Divorce

Kevin Durant had plenty of people to thank when he took home the NBA's MVP award Tuesday night: his teammates, his coaches, the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

Durant Dethrones LeBron As MVP

AP | By CLIFF BRUNT | Posted 07.06.2014 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In accepting his first MVP award, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant made a point of sharing the honor with those who made it possibl...

Jordan Schultz

James Harden's Houdini Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports

A thrilling first round of the NBA Playoffs saw two 1-seeds nearly go down, a record five Game 7s (tied with 1994) and Portland's Damian Lillard showi...

Newspaper Apologizes For 'Harsh' Headline

AP | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant's mom has a bone to pick. The Oklahoman newspaper printed a sports page headline Thursday that read...

This Improbable Shot Is What The NBA Playoffs Are All About

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports

Kevin Durant has already made thousands of baskets in the NBA. He will likely go on to make thousands more before he ultimately hangs up his high-tops...

Jordan Schultz

NBA Playoff Preview: LeBron James And The Heat Face New Kid On The Block And Wild West

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.18.2014 | Sports

The grueling nature of the NBA Playoffs may not offer the same one-game excitement as March Madness, but the high energy and the spate of storylines r...

Why Proponents of Raising the NBA Age Minimum Are Full of Beans

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.06.2014 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

The NBA's owners may sincerely believe that they will be improving the overall product if they start barring players under 20. But they will be sincerely mistaken.

Thunder Coach Explains Why It's Kevin Durant's Fault He Didn't Score 50

Posted 03.05.2014 | Sports

Don't blame Scott Brooks for the fact that Kevin Durant didn't reach 50 points on Tuesday night. As the coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder saw it...

Dethroning the King: Why LeBron James Won't Win this Year's NBA MVP Award

Mack Biester | Posted 05.04.2014 | Sports
Mack Biester

The MVP is the most debated award every year, due largely to its vague definition historically. It does not simply go to the league's leading scorer, nor to the best player on the team that finishes with the most wins. It is the player that is the most valuable to his team.

Kevin Durant And Russell Westbrook Need To Strike More Balance For OKC Thunder

Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.30.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Rest easy, Oklahoma City Thunder fans: Everything is going to be OK. For those of you who haven't paid attention, the Thunder has dropped three consecutive games since point guard Russell Westbrook returned from knee surgery. To be fair, two of those losses came at the hands of the Heat and Clippers. But OKC reached a new low Wednesday night when the NBA's second-best home team fell to lowly Cleveland, its third consecutive home defeat. We've got two questions here: What exactly is going on, and how can these issues be fixed?

Jordan Schultz

How 5 NBA Contenders Can Win A Championship

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.26.2014 | Sports

The word "contender" will likely be frequently misused during the second half of the NBA season, the same way everybody's always talking about LeBron ...

Jordan Schultz

Adam Silver: 'The So-Called One-And-Done Is Bad For College And Is Bad For The NBA'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.25.2014 | Sports

Should the NBA prevent young men from earning a living playing basketball? The debate has raged around the question ever since the league implemen...

Should Basketball Be A Winter Olympic Sport?

Mitch Goldich | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Mitch Goldich

Today, professional leagues from the United States to Bulgaria to Taiwan all agree: It's kind of a winter sport. But I've been watching the Winter Olympics for two weeks and still haven't seen any basketball. So what gives?

Jordan Schultz

Kevin Durant On Pace For First Ever MVP

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.12.2014 | Sports

The NBA season has reached its midway point, and here's what we know: Miami and Indiana are on a collision course in the Eastern Conference, and the p...

HIGHLIGHTS: Durant Lifts Thunder

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 02.12.2014 | Sports

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kevin Durant said the mutual admiration between the Thunder and the Trail Blazers only goes so far. "We respect this team and...