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With all the talking heads predicting and all but putting the Oklahoma Thunder in the NBA finals . With Kevin Durant getting the Michael Jordan rules of the NBA look at him to hard it's a foul , blow on him to hard it's a foul , every continuation and one even if the foul is before he throws his arms up to shoot . He is the most protected player by the league since Michael Jordan and he is just as boring conversationally as Michael Jordan . Besides being a media darling most of them are picking him over Lebron to win the league MVP what a joke . But thanks to the L.A. Clippers Chris Paul , Blake Griffin , Caron Butler , DeAndre Jordan , Randy Foye , the Clipper bench , especially Nick Young , Mo Williams , K-Mart , and Reggie Evans they have the formula to beat the media's team . The Clippers are 3-1 against OKC because they cut off the driving lanes to the basket for Westbrook , Harden , Durant and they play real physical against them and the zone defense did them in . Durant didn't score til late in the third quarter , Westbrook was invisible , Harden couldn't get his running start (traveling) to the basket , Perkins and Ibaka were mute . I've said it all year long the way to beat the Thunder was get physical with the thin man , stop Westbrook and Harden from getting that running start to the basket and play a zone defense against them . The Clippers have done that effectively and are the only team that is 3-1 against the media darlings . Right now my pick to come out of the west is coach CP3 and the Los Angeles Clippers . They are playing playoff basketball and are getting hot at the right time . It's a shame but even the Clipper fans were holding up signs telling the referees to be fair . They weren't but it didn't matter the Clippers beat OKC and the refs . 
April 17, 2012  10:54 AM ET

Nothing to see here .

April 17, 2012  12:16 PM ET

Perkins was not the glue and key to Boston's championship it was the big three Peirce , Allen , and Garnett . Look what he's done for the Thunder nothing . About the only thing he brings to OKC is uncontrol anger and a lot of pushing . No scoring , rebounding , and no defense he too is overrated .

April 17, 2012  12:58 PM ET

This is all based off of a losing record against the Clippers this year?

April 17, 2012  09:18 PM ET
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This is all based off of a losing record against the Clippers this year?

It's based on the media hype that Durant and Westbrook are the second coming of MJ and Pippen and I say they are overrated . Kendrick Perkins is not the answer in the middle he's a poor rebounder and scorer for a player his size . Ibaka is wild , foul prone , and gets away with a lot of pushing players in the back to get rebounds and easy offensive baskets . Any team that forces them to shoot the long ball and cut off their lanes to the basket can come out with a win.

April 17, 2012  09:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is all based off of a losing record against the Clippers this year?

It's based on the media hype that Durant and Westbrook are the second coming of MJ and Pippen and I say they are overrated . Kendrick Perkins is not the answer in the middle he's a poor rebounder and scorer for a player his size . Ibaka is wild , foul prone , and gets away with a lot of pushing players in the back to get rebounds and easy offensive baskets . Any team that forces them to shoot the long ball and cut off their lanes to the basket can come out with a win.

April 17, 2012  11:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's based on the media hype that Durant and Westbrook are the second coming of MJ and Pippen and I say they are overrated . Kendrick Perkins is not the answer in the middle he's a poor rebounder and scorer for a player his size . Ibaka is wild , foul prone , and gets away with a lot of pushing players in the back to get rebounds and easy offensive baskets . Any team that forces them to shoot the long ball and cut off their lanes to the basket can come out with a win.

Every game?!

April 17, 2012  11:13 PM ET
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Every game?!

Any team that can keep them out of the lane and force them to shoot the long ball can beat them . Live by the long ball die by the long ball

April 18, 2012  08:55 AM ET

Yeah, the Clippers rock.

April 18, 2012  11:53 AM ET
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Any team that can keep them out of the lane and force them to shoot the long ball can beat them . Live by the long ball die by the long ball

When it's a crappy night the shots won't fall... Don't live by the long ball, you will get burned.

 
June 20, 2012  04:28 PM ET

Remember it took Jordan/Pippen some trips before finally getting by Boston to get to their many rings. The Thunder will be fine, they now understand what the media and vets meant by not ready and too young and paying their dues.

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