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The Oklahoman's "Mr. Unreliable" headline

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by NDJournalist, May 1, 2014.

  1. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    A little ridiculous, right? It's referring to Kevin Durant.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Maybe a little extreme, but the fact that the Thunder are going on the road tonight down 3-2 in a first-round series to Memphis does not enhance Durant's rep as a clutch player.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    If we can't have heroes, let's burn 'em in effigy!

    Stupid hed.
  4. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Agree with Songbird.

    Durant has, for the most part, been a one-man show. Westbrook has his moments, but they are fleeting. Jackson chips in a time or two, and Ibaka is a bit underrated.

    The rest? Meh.

    The fact that ESPN continually tries to drive a wedge between these players so that Durant will flee for the large markets notwithstanding, this hed writer is probably a Lakers/Clippers/Spurs/Mavericks fan.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He is averaging 28 points and 10 boards in the series. Admittedly I haven't watched a ton of it and am going by stats, but other than being way off the mark from three-point range in Games 3 and 4 (which happens), it looks like he's doing about what he always does.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Edit: <It sucks when that happens, doesn't it? Now you know how I felt that day.>
  7. champ_kind

    champ_kind Member

    weird to see from a paper that's covered his whole career. this is definitely going to become the narrative, though, now that lebron is deemed worthy of being considered "clutch."
  8. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    From Sherman Report: Oklahoman says sorry about that, chief...

  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Remember Lebron could never win it all, until he could. These narratives for players that age are just so stupid.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    That's a tough hed to play in a hometown paper for a non-elimination game, imo. You know the backlash would be extreme so why push it after Game 5 of the first round?
  11. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    LeBron couldn't win it all without help either. He had to find a bandwagon of All-Stars to take him to a title.
  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Bad hed. Tramel, who is excellent, pushed a little too hard with his analysis, too.

    The irony is, if that's a picture of Russell Westbrook, not a soul complains.
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