Posts Tagged ‘OKC Thunder’

Not My Usual Day in Manchester

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

537696_3665377225975_587995416_nBLEEP! My alarm goes off, game day is finally here!

At age 21, I have been a fan of the NBA for the last six years of my life. Never did I imagine the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers would be playing a game in my home city, Manchester.

The only way this day could have got any better was if my beloved Charlotte Bobcats were making the trip across the pond, but you can’t have everything!

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SIXERS FAN IN LONDON

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

NBA-2With  the Sixers’ Global Game in Manchester, England against the Oklahoma City Thunder kicking off today, what better way to prep for the game then to hear all about what it’s like to be a Sixers fan in the U.K. from a friend to the site, Robert Covell.

Covell has been following the Sixers across the pond from the early ’80s and is excited about the expansion of the NBA’s popularity in Europe in the coming years.

After the jump, I’ll delve into what Covell and I talked about regarding the Sixers, the NBA’s expansion into Europe as well as what it’s like to be a fan in Euroland.

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FO’ with the FOES: OKC THUNDER

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

okcThis late afternoon edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” — Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews upcoming 76ers opponents — features tonight’s foe, the young, talented and highlight reel producing Oklahoma City Thunder. 

This is going to be a very interesting game featuring two very young, athletic teams that shoot the rock poorly and play two completely different styles of ball.  OKC values defense and has a certified, go-to NBA superstar in Kevin Durant to rely on when they need big buckets.  The Sixers play absolutely no defense and are a “star-less” squad on which you never know who is going to hoist the big shot during a given game.  Even though on paper Philadunkia’s home team appears to be an underdog in this one, we think the Sixers players may have a chip on their shoulder right now over today’s addition of Allen Iverson to the roster and they may be out to prove something.  So we boldly predict a 76ers W tonight.

For a little more insight into the Thunder team the Sixers face tonight, we turn to our man Royce Young from thedailythunder.com to answer two questions on the Thunder from us here at Philadunkia as well as provide us with two points of analysis on this OKC squad from an insider’s perspective.

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