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The announcement of Kevin Durant as the 2013-14 NBA MVP was no surprise. On Tuesday, Durant was formally introduced as the winner of this year’s award, and his speech was a fantastic and emotional ride. Check out how he describes his teammates … and the message for his mom.

Harmon returns to the microphone, free and clear to roam the worlds of sports, entertainment and pop culture. In this episode, Harmon slams the Knicks’ funeral plans and talks about the big topics affecting the NBA Playoffs. Mark Jackson, anyone? The Thunder employed the intentional foul strategy against the Rockets … and failed miserably. Harmon […]

If you followed Wednesday’s Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Twitter, you watched the jubilation of Spurs fans turn to lamentation in a matter of minutes. Some of my friends were beginning to explore flight options to San Antonio for a Game 7. The large halftime lead evaporated in the blink of an […]

Stephen Drozd of The Flaming Lips posted “Thunder Up,” an anthem for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s charge toward the NBA Championship. Game 1 tips off on Sunday night. What you do you think? Listen to Thunder Up We’ll give it some play on Sunday’s Fantasy Freaks show on FOX Sports Radio (9a-12p ET) and talk […]

Steve Blake is being destroyed in the social media landscape after missing a potential game-winning shot in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Oklahoma City. It was a wide-open look on an inbounds pass from Metta World Peace in the corner. Blake caught and shot, just as he’d done with sharpshooter precision in […]

I always say, “If you’re going to fail, then fail spectacularly.” The Lakers must have heeded those words on Monday night, as Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal series was nothing short of a bloodbath. Oklahoma City took a 15-point lead into halftime … and then it got ugly. The Thunder outscored the Lakers […]

I know there are numerous candidates for this week’s FMC, many of whom posted fantastic individual efforts on Wednesday night. Though I contemplated a hockey hero or a diamond star, I turned back to the court after watching several fantastic games. The Heat took down the 76ers in the first game of the night to […]

I Tweeted this early on Wednesday, but now that I have a minute, I thought I’d go beyond the 140-character limit to write about Kevin Durant. It was announced in a simple statement (via Twitter) that the superstar small forward (30.1 PPG in 2009-10) had quietly agreed to a five-year extension of his contract worth […]

Remember those old “ALCOA Presents: Fantastic Finishes?” Sure, they were used for NFL games back in the day, but you couldn’t think of a better branding piece than that right now after watching The Big Spaniard, Pau Gasol, put back the game-winning shot with one-half second left. Seriously, the final minutes were a bit chaotic […]