Oklahoma City Is the New Phoenix

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The 2019 NBA Offseason has been proven that no one is safe when a team wants a superstar. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but those Los Angeles teams sure were. In their quest to stay relevant against the almighty Lakers, the Clippers have just traded with OKC to obtain Paul George in order to secure Kawhi Leonard. But in the process, they had to give up a player that has given everything to their organization in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Originally, he was tagged as an untradable player, but it is hard to pass on Paul George especially if it means Kawhi Leonard is involved. So, SGA is on his way to Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City is on its way to becoming the new Phoenix. Not in terms of actual city importance, but in terms of how their NBA teams are massing Kentucky players.

The Suns have had incredible amounts of former Wildcats including Tyler Ulis, Archie Goodwin, Devin Booker, Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe. Now, Billy Donovan has decided to take the same route trading for SGA. OKC now has Patrick Patterson, Nerlens Noel, Hamidou Diallo, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Effectively assuming the title of the Oklahoma City Wildcats and leading the BBNBA charge.

Let’s hope this strategy works out better for the Thunder than the Suns.

Patrick Beverly Does a Perfect Troll Job of Kevin Durant… Gets Them Both Ejected

Patrick Beverly has been tasked with the incredibly difficult chore of having to guard Kevin Durant for the Clippers/Warriors series. Being almost a full nine inches shorter than the Warriors’ second best player, Beverly knows that he will be bested in any physical matchup. So, like every good defender, he knows that if he can’t win physically, he has to win mentally.

Beverly knows that the easily triggered Kevin Durant has plenty of real estate for sale in his head. As the game goes on, he makes bigger and bigger purchases. All the great players in the NBA flop. Some more than others, but they all do it. So, Bev went for the kill shot. The troll job that KD’s burner definitely would have responded to. An exact recreation of Durant’s exaggerations.

You may have been able to guess where the was going to end up. KD’s temper was boiling up and Beverly was obviously frustrated by having to guard Kevin Durant all game. It looks like the baited each other into a shoving match. Both having technical fouls from earlier in the game and being assessed a second meant a double ejection.

Can’t wait for the rest of the series.