Thunder in the news: All-NBA honors, Brewer reps at Basketball Without Borders

Corey Brewer, OKC Thunder(Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
Corey Brewer, OKC Thunder(Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images) /

OKC Thunder in the news features All-NBA team honors, Corey Brewer participating in India’s Basketball Without Borders.

The Conference Finals continue with the Houston Rockets winning Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead in the west. And given this result, it’s likely the question on every OKC Thunder fan’s mind is ‘what  if Andre Roberson hadn’t been injured?’. One constant any title winning squad says plays a role in their run to claim the Larry O’Brien trophy is luck. Specifically, luck in remaining healthy, luck in matchups and timing luck. The latter when a team can discover a hot hand or gel at precisely the right moment.

This evening the Celtics will attempt to close out the Cleveland Cavaliers and end LeBron James streak of reaching the NBA finals at seven. Of the four teams left in the playoffs Boston unquestionably has endured the worst luck. Yet, in spite of Boston’s injury woes, the Celtics youngsters don’t seem to know they aren’t supposed to be winning. In fairness, this squad never should’ve been counted out given their league best defense and the team’s culture.

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Andre Iguodala missed his second game in a row and Chris Paul will miss Game 6 in Houston. The definitive favorites entering the Conference Finals were the Cavaliers and Warriors who both can be ousted on their home courts tonight and tomorrow respectively. Still, it would be surprising if these series both don’t go seven games. And, I’d be lying if I told you a Part IV (Dubs – Cavs) is fully anticipated on

this side of the world.

All-NBA teams announced:

Of the teams still in action four players earned All-NBA nods. Boston is the only team still playing  without an All-NBA team honoree. LeBron James made history with his 12th first team selection (14th overall selection to an All-NBA team). James Harden is the lone Rockets player to get the nod while Kevin Durant and Steph Curry garner the honor for the Warriors.

The OKC Thunder (Russell Westbrook/Paul George) and Timberwolves (Karl-Anthony Towns/Jimmy Butler) join the Dubs as the only teams with two All-NBA honorees.

Peruse all three All-NBA teams in TI’s article here.

Corey Brewer participating in Basketball Without Borders:

The NBA continues to expand its popularity worldwide with a marquee event aiding in this regard. Basketball Without Borders was introduced in 2001 and since then the NBA has held 53 BWB camps. During the past 18 years NBA players have visited 33 cities in 27 countries hosting these events.

This season the NBA will run camps in India, Serbia and South America.  OKC Thunder wingman Corey Brewer is in India for this week’s event. Brewer is joined by Nets Caris LeVert, two Canadians Kelly Olynyk (Heat) and Dwight Powell (Mavericks). WNBA Ruth Riley and retired WNBA player Ebony Hoffman are also on hand.

The four day camp features skills testing, scrimmages and seminars on health leadership and communication.

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