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Kevin Durant Oklahoma Doesn't Hate You!! ... Says Senator

8/5/2017 12:35 AM PDT

Dear Kevin Durant

Not everyone in Oklahoma hates your guts. In fact, one of the most powerful people in the state is welcoming you back with open arms ... Senator Jim Inhofe

"Kevin Durant would be welcome back in Oklahoma any time he's willing to come and I want to be the first one he calls," Sen. Inhofe tells TMZ Sports

"He took care of the victims of our tornadoes. He took care of families. Took care of little kids. So, he has a heart and he's not a bad ballplayer."

KD wasn't exactly the most well-liked guy in OKC after ditching the Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. Plus, his feud with Russell Westbrook didn't help either. 

Sen. Inhofe's super nice ... but make sure you watch the end of the clip for some friendly Durant SHAAAAADE. 

Thunder's Steven Adams Melo to OKC Would Be 'Awesome,' But ...

7/28/2017 9:57 AM PDT

OKC center Steven Adams says he's ALL ABOUT playing with Carmelo Anthony -- but warns that talk of Melo being signed by the Thunder is still just a fantasy. 

The 7-footer was flying out of LAX when we asked about the possible move. 

"That's just like saying if Michael Jordan could play for us. That would be awesome too."

He added that the rumblings don't really matter right now -- "It's all just like fantasizing." 

Speaking of which, Adams says he's a hardcore video gamer -- particularly when it comes to "Dota 2."

And, with so many athletes investing in eSports, we had to ask if he'd ever try to go pro in the digital world.

OKC Thunder Tip Shame Andre Roberson ... After L.A. Team Dinner

7/27/2017 11:15 AM PDT

Here's proof your friends don't ever let you live anything down ... the OKC Thunder taking shots at Andre Roberson and his (non?) tipping habits after a dinner out in L.A.

Remember, Roberson found himself in a public tipping scandal a couple weeks back, when a server claims the $30 million man bricked his gratuity ... leaving a $14 tip on a nearly $500 check.

The guys were out at Catch last night, and by the guys we mean the WHOLE DAMN SQUAD basically, including Russell Westbrook, Steven Adams, Enes Kanter, and Kyle Singler.

Of course we had to ask who paid, which the bros wouldn't tell us, but Kanter did take the time to (jokingly) call out Dre, for his end of the night courtesy.

Boys will be boys, but we're guessing the server walked away with a fat stack in this case.

Kristin Chenoweth Enes Kanter Should Be U.S. Citizen

6/9/2017 3:25 PM PDT

Enes Kanter has a big celebrity supporter -- Kristin Chenoweth -- who says the U.S. government should step in and help the NBA star become an American citizen ASAP. 

Enes is in the middle of an international controversy -- a warrant has been issued for his arrest in his native Turkey where he's spoken out against the government. His father was recently arrested

Enes is currently in the U.S. and says he's trying to get American citizenship. He says he's currently "countryless."

Kristin is a huge OKC Thunder fan and has been following the saga -- and explained to TMZ Sports why it's important for Enes to get U.S. citizenship.  She's also praying for Kanter's father.

And on a lighter note, she refuses to root for Kevin Durant Friday night ... because well, you know. 

Russell Westbrook Reaches Fashion Limit NO ON MALE ROMPERS!

5/26/2017 6:05 AM PDT

NBA superstar and fashion icon Russell Westbrook says there's one fashion risk he REFUSES to take -- the male romper.

The OKC Thunder star is known for pushing the envelope when it comes to style -- he's rocked everything from overalls to heavy metal chic ... even did an Urkel theme. 

But when we saw Brodie leaving Il Pastaio in Bev Hills on Thursday, Russ made it clear you'll NEVER see him rockin' the rompHim ... the new fashion craze UFC champ Stipe Miocic can't stop talking about

In other news, Westbrook is pumped about being a new dad -- and can't wait for his first Father's Day!

Russell Westbrook No Worries After Playoff Exit Vibin' Onstage With Lil Wayne

4/28/2017 8:53 AM PDT

Great news for Russell Westbrook ... he finally found a superstar willing to help him out ... Lil Wayne, who brought Brodie up onstage to turn up in Oklahoma city Thursday night.

The Thunder were smacked from the playoffs by the Rockets earlier this week, but you'd never be able to tell by the way Westbrook was cheesin' onstage while Tunechi performed his hit, "No Worries."

BTW, Thunder player Victor Oladipo was also onstage turning up, and looked like he was trying his best, but still didn't give Russell much help in the partying department.

Remind you of anything?

Russell Westbrook Fined $15k For Dropping F-Bomb In Postgame Interview

4/21/2017 9:10 AM PDT
Breaking News

Russell Westbrook's potty mouth just cost him $15,000 ... 'cause the Thunder superstar just got slapped with a fine for his "I don't give a f*** about the (stat) line" comment. 

You've seen the clip ... Brodie was asked about his 51-point triple-double performance in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets and snapped back with the viral quote.

It's not the first time Russ has been fined for cussing ... and probably won't be the last. But the dude can afford it ... he's in the middle of an $85 million contract.

Russell Westbrook I'm Gonna Be a Daddy!!

3/1/2017 10:54 AM PST
Breaking News

It's official ... Russell Westbrook's got a baby on the way!!

The NBA star announced his wife is with child and due in May. There have been rumblings behind the scenes for months ... now Russ has confirmed it's true. 

Russ and Nina got married back in 2015 -- and have been dating since their college basketball days back at UCLA. 

No word if the little fetus is a boy or a girl but one thing's for sure ... it'll definitely hate the Warriors. 

Kevin Durant Will Face EPIC HATE In OKC Return ... Says Kenny Smith

2/11/2017 12:35 AM PST

Kevin Durant will face hatred of LEGENDARY PROPORTIONS when he returns to OKC to face his old team Saturday night ... with Kenny Smith saying the crowd is going to destroy him!

It's KD's first time playing in OKC since defecting for the Golden State Warriors -- and Smith says there's NO CHANCE the fans are gonna let him off the hook easy.

Kenny says it's gonna be even worse than when LeBron returned to Cleveland after taking his talents to Miami.

Get your earplugs ready, Kev.

Oscar Robertson Russell Westbrook's a Hall Of Famer ... But Don't Compare Us

11/29/2016 9:45 AM PST

Time to clear out some space in Springfield ... because just 8 years into his career, Russell Westbrook is already a LOCK for the Basketball Hall of Fame ... so says NBA legend Oscar Robertson

FYI, Westbrook is averaging a triple-double this season -- which is incredibly impressive considering the only other player to carry that average further into the season is Robertson! 

So, we reached out to Oscar to get his thoughts on Russ ... and needless to say, he's VERY impressed -- saying there's "no doubt" Westbrook will join him in the Hall. 

As for comparisons ... Oscar says Russ is his own player -- but one HELL of a player at that. 

Oscar says there's only one thing holding Westbrook back ... but he's confident Thunder execs are working to remedy the problem. 

NBA's Cameron Payne Me & Russell Westbrook Freestyle Handshakes NO CHOREOGRAPHY EVER

11/27/2016 12:05 AM PST

Russell Westbrook has a hidden talent bigger than basketball ... handshake freestyling, that's according to an OKC teammate who says Russell and him make up their routines ON THE SPOT.

If you've ever seen one of these routines you'd think the guys spent HOURS coming up with them, but when we got Westbrook's #1 dance partner, Cameron Payne, out in BH he told us it's all on the fly.

Pretty damn impressive ... almost as impressive as averaging FREAKIN' TRIPLE DOUBLE.

Tracy McGrady Durant Would Crush Westbrook In 1-On-1 ... 'Not Even Fair!'

11/4/2016 6:50 AM PDT

Strip away the superteam. Kevin Durant would still DOMINATE Russell Westbrook if they took it to the park ... that's according to Tracy McGrady

In the wake of Thursday night's Warrior-led ass-kicking, McGrady told TMZ Sports it would be even worse if the two ex-teammates went mano-a-mano. 

"Come on. Is that even fair? Durant's 7-foot bro!"

There's more ... McGrady also explains why last night's game shouldn't scare OKC fans -- and predicts the winner of a LeBron vs. Steph 1-on-1 match. 

Russell Westbrook $85 MIL Turn Up ... Dinner with Mom!

8/4/2016 7:09 AM PDT

Russell Westbrook displayed even more loyalty after signing his huge deal to stay in OKC ... by taking his mom out for a nice meal in Bev Hills.

Sure, a lot of pro athletes would've hit a club or a strip club or fly to Vegas with his boys -- but we got Russell opting for dinner at Mr Chow with his mama, Shannon Horton.

News came out that the Thunder superstar guard had signed a 3-year, $85 million contract while he was inside eating. Russ was rewarded for passing on free agency -- like his old running mate Kevin Durant -- and Mom was rewarded ... for being awesome.

We're pretty sure R Dub picked up the tab.

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