February 21, 2018

Tulsa Coaching Fixture John Phillips Wins One Last Time

Tulsa World columnist Guerin Emig has a great piece on my 10th-grade coach.

February 04, 2018

Growing Up with the Thunder

Jack Henry always enjoys it when he gets to go to a Thunder game with uncle Bill. Here's a picture from today, along with a picture from four years ago (almost to the day). Bill's blue Thunder cap hasn't changed, but Henry sure has gotten a lot taller.

January 29, 2018

January 28, 2018

Lillie Took Her Little Brother to the Thunder Game

Lillie and Oliver

Of the 18,203 people who watched the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Philadelphia 76ers tonight, I can't imagine any of them had more fun than these two.

Here is a comprehensive summary of the Thunder's 122-112 win. The game seemed to have an unusually high number of dunks; here is a video showing every one of them. Here is a video with some of Russell Westbrook's highlights. And here is a video which shows pretty much the whole game in under 10 minutes.

Click here to see Paul George drain a 3-pointer and to see Oliver's reaction.

And of course you knew Rumble couldn't ignore the 6-year-old in the Westbrook uniform:

January 27, 2018

The Trae Young Effect

I tell ya, this whole Trae Young thing. Now even my six-year-old thinks he's in range once he steps off the bus. Dad was mortified by the shot selection (you can hear me exclaim, "Oh Ollie what the heck?!") — but hey, it went in.

January 25, 2018

Russ Was His Usual Self But Even More So

Uncle Bill and I enjoyed seeing Westbrook score a season-high 46 points as the Thunder took care of the Wizards tonight. Right before the national anthem, Nick Collison complimented Bill's spiffy blue Nike hoop shoes, saying "You're ready to check in." John Wall was somewhat less endearing, at one point in the game chiding referee Ron Garretson: "Have I shot a free throw yet? I'm a five-time All Star."