Recap of last night's loss TO ATL at home without Josh Smith
The worst thing that can happen to this Thunder season is something that’s reared its head in every single game thus far. That’s egos creeping in and causing players to believe they’re better than. Tonight, much like the first two nights of the 2012-13 season, there was a ton of barking among Thunder players. At the end of the first quarter, Thabo Sefolosha and Russell Westbrook had to be separated from exchanging words as they walked to the bench. It was a show of anger that surprisingly was also seen from the same two as they walked off the court at halftime Friday night. Later, Durant chewed out Serge Ibaka for failing to grab a rebound. And of course there was the usual head-shaking between Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins whenever the paint went left unprotected. The problem is everyone has an opinion and everyone is sharing it. It can’t be that way. There should be two voices on the court. Durant’s. And Westbrook’s. Everyone else needs to fall in line. What’s happening now is that everyone is acting like they know best, almost like they’re the reason for the team’s success, like their poop doesn’t stink and the man’s next to them does. And you can’t help but wonder how much of the attitude has to do with last year’s success and whether it will soon subside or only fester and grow fangs.
I think just for the 1st half of the season they might not be a legit threat to us, San Antonio and the Clippers might be.
This isn't the 1st time Sefalosha/Westbrook have yelled at each other
The one edge this team has had over us the last 2 years is chemistry and continuity and its gone. They may cash in that Kevin Martin expiring + Toronto pick for an all star caliber player in return at the deadline but they still wont have the chemistry they had the last couple of years. Hopefully Kyle Lowry and Toronto stay in the playoff race in the East so that pick doesn't hold great value.
Edited by MDI, November 05, 2012 - 02:03 PM.