Golden State, Thunder had the chance but that's gone and over with now. If the Thunder keep it within 8 points or less I'll be surprised, Both Westbrook and Durant have to play lights out and they have to challenge shots a whole lot better then what they in the 4th quarter in the last game.....Also they have to get the team involved around them more
From what I recall, Denver, Miami, and Tennessee were the main teams trying to sign Peyton. San Fran's name came up a bit later on in the process (which is where I thought Peyton should sign, but I could also see lots of trouble between him wanting to run the offense one way and Harbaugh wanting something else). Seattle's name also came up (could you imagine the Seattle defense with 2013 or 2014 Peyton Manning?), but they kinda surprised Peyton instead of scheduling a visit, which he didn't like, so he didn't give them too much attention.
That would be amazing. There is only 1 thing we can offer him that OKC can't (though, given how this series might go, that might be significant). OKC and Indy are both relatively small markets, so he won't have the media harassment he would in somewhere like LA or New York. He would get to play with a top 10 player in George, like he currently does with Westbrook. The one thing we can offer him now that OKC can't is avoiding the loaded Western Conference en route to a Finals berth. He wouldn't have to face teams like Portland, LA Clippers, San Antonio, and Golden State. In the East, his biggest competition would be Cleveland. Indy can match up well with Cleveland now; add Durant to the mix and we'd be unstoppable.
Imagine if Bird were able to somehow get Okafor from the 76ers and sign Durant. A starting 5 of George Hill or Lawson/Paul George/Kevin Durant/Myles Turner/Jahlil Okafor would be unreal.
However, I do think we should note here that Durant has a history of choking in big moments. When pressure gets high, he has shown a tendency to fold. It'll be interesting to see what happens tomorrow night, but if the Thunder lose, I could see Durant leaving to try and get a fresh start somewhere else and try to shed this reputation of choking under pressure. Couldn't win with Harden and Westbrook, couldn't put away a 73-win team when you had them up 3-1, directly responsible for many of the mistakes that led to the loss in game 6, etc. It's because of his history of choking in big moments that I think Durant is somewhat overrated. He's still a top 5 player in the NBA, but he is overrated (if the two can co-exist), in my opinion.
Hello my Name is Robin. And i'm from Denmark. even though i've been member on this forum for a long time, and the old one as well. I would like to Introduce myself. I became a Colts fan in 2007, when I watched my first NFL game. My brother introduced me to NFL, the superbowl between Colts & Bears, And as we all know the Bears scored first, so I had to rude for the "underdogs".. and from that day on I was hooked. I've watched every game since, even the primetime games, that starts 2:30 in Denmark, it's a long day working with no sleep but damn its worth it. Can't wait for my next big Colts adventure, when I get to see them playing in London
I have been a fan since 1984 when I became an early teen and really started to understand the game. Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984 and eventhough we stunk for a while, things obviously got better. We traded for Dickerson in 1987 and won the Division, then we had Harbaugh's magical season in 1995, the Peyton ERA where winning 12 games was a piece of cake + winning a SB in 2006, now the Andrew ERA where we have already had 3 11 win seasons and a deep Playoff run.