NBA forward Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year’s best performances Wednesday.
Russell Westbrook was ordinary. Serge Ibaka was ineffective. Everything that worked so well in Oklahoma City was missing Thursday night in San Antonio, and now the Thunder need to win at home to give themselves one more shot at the Spurs on the road.
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 71 points Tuesday to lift Oklahoma City to a 105-92 victory over San Antonio that knotted their NBA playoff series at two games each.
By Ivan Angelo De Lara
Representative Manny Pacquiao and Kevin Durant are the top athletes in their respective sports right now, and behind their successful careers are their doting mothers who have been with them through their lowest points and the apex of their professions.
Kevin Durant has plenty of NBA scoring titles. Now, he finally has an MVP trophy to go with them.
As reports spread that Kevin Durant will this week be named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James said Monday the Oklahoma City Thunder star deserves it.
Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-109 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.
Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.
LeBron James’ jersey remains the most popular in the NBA. The Miami Heat star topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the sixth time, the league announced on Thursday. With teammate Dwyane Wade — whose jersey number hasn’t changed in 11 years — at No. 7, the Heat also had the top spot on the team merchandise sales list.
The Detroit Pistons had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant. Even on a career night for Caldwell-Pope, advantage Oklahoma City.
By Bong Lozada
He’s the undisputed King, but basketball’s ruler may want to relinquish the throne to one usurper.
Kevin Durant’s historic scoring streak came to a halt Tuesday as the Oklahoma City Thunder toppled the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday 107-92.
Kevin Durant scored 38 points to pass Michael Jordan with his 41st straight game of 25-plus, but it wasn’t enough to help Oklahoma City beat Phoenix on Sunday.