May 29, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dunks over San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half in game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Thunderground: OKC news -- May 30, 2014

Good morning, and welcome to the very first Thunder Rumblings. This section will be a collection of news and trending topics about the Oklahoma City Thunder heard from around the web. Though last night’s blowout added to the already odd storyline that is the 2014 Western Conference Finals, these articles will not discuss games played. It will be player news, popular OKC hashtags, and interesting tidbits. So put your worries away of hearing about the Thunder now on the brink of elimination because here are your Daily Rumbles for the 30th of May.

Marc Berman on Twitter: Phil Jackson a fan of Derek Fisher’s leadership style? He says that the answer to the Knicks coaching situation can be found in Jackson’s book, “Eleven Rings”. “In the book, written in 2013, Jackson said of Fisher: “’He was one of the most selfless players I’ve ever coached and a role model for the rest of the players. Fish was the perfect leadership partner for Kobe. ‘They had come together as rookies and trusted each other implicitly. Derek is more patient than Kobe and more balanced in his approach. While Kobe informed the team with his drive to win, Fish had a gift for inspiring players with his words keeping them grounded and focused….’” Here is a link to Marc’s full article:

Barry Tramel is having a problem with people using his name to sneak into games: According to his article on, Tramel said there have been multiple attempts of people trying to use clever tactics and his name to get into game 4 the other night. “Two guys were telling the check-in folks that they were scheduled to shadow me during the ballgame and they should have credentials….” Full link to Barry’s article:

A GIF of a very sad Timmy following a Steven Adams poster:

KOCO sports reporter Carson Cunningham pointed out an interesting note about Kendrick Perkins: He points out, with an interesting vine attached, that Kendrick Perkins is a finalist for the “Shaqtin’ a Fool” MVP. Two MVPs in one season, has that ever been done?

Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders brings hope to all Thunder nation: Via his twitter, @AlexKennedyNBA, Kennedy pointed out that the “Thunder have won all 4 series in which they were tied 2-2, dating back to 2011 postseason. They beat Grizzlies, Spurs, Grizzlies, Clippers.”

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