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Thunder will learn from playing deep into playoffs

The difference between winning and losing was finishing


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Royce Young
Sometimes, it just doesn’t even seem fair. Or meant to be. Or both.
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thunder’s success ahead of schedule

The Thunder don’t seem to operate on the same clock of all the prognosticators


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Royce Young
I can’t remember the exact game, but it was definitely December of 2008 and the Thunder were definitely something like 2-25. And I was definitely a little bummed out.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thunder shouldn’t take the Memphis Grizzlies lightly

With the series tied 1-1, OKC could be looking ahead too soon


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Royce Young
They were gone. They were history. They were no longer part of the equation.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Four reasons you should hate the Nuggets

Because Perkins is teaching the Thunder how to hate


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Royce Young
I’m not big on the idea of forcing a rivalry. I’ve always said rivalries just sort of happen and, in most cases, are forged from the playoffs.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Is the ‘rip move’ a rip-off or a smart tactic?

Either way, Kevin Durant loves it


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Royce Young
If you’re not familiar, which I can’t believe how you wouldn’t be, it’s the move where KD baits the defender to stick his hand close and then swings his arms up drawing a shooting foul.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Perkins makes a scary, mean mentor for Ibaka

Ibaka's play is improving under mentorship


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Royce Young
It’s a key in any good mentor-protégé relationship. You need a strong, vocal leader with experience. It’s why Jerry Seinfeld was such a good mentor to Kenny Bania.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tips to avoid the anxiety of getting bumped

Because the nosebleeds are way up there.


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Royce Young
It’s the sports fan’s mirage, the oasis in the desert: You’re upper level, looking down on the action and wondering, “What would this game look like from down there?”
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Random thoughts on the Oklahoma City Thunder


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Royce Young
What’s the best way to riff on different things you’ve been thinking about but don’t really have a reason or hook to write about them? Rank them, that’s what.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It’s a Thunderful life for OKC hoops fans


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Royce Young
It’s Friday night in Oklahoma City. Sheridan Avenue is dark. Sidewalks down Reno are mostly empty. Traffic is light all over.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Five New Year’s resolutions for the OKC Thunder


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Royce Young
What’s a guy to do when the year turns over and he’s got a commentary due soon? Why write a New Year’s resolution piece over the topic he covers, that’s what!
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Three things we've learned about the OKC Thunder


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Royce Young
That's what happens when a summer of hype and expectation leads into a new season: If things don't start out amazing, it feels like everyone should be disappointed.
 
Thursday, November 11, 2010
 
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