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Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 10:45 pm  |  26 responses

OKC Thunder Fan Tackled By Kevin Durant after Hitting Halfcourt Shot (VIDEO)

For the second time this season, a lucky OKC Thunder fan nailed a halfcourt bomb. Kevin Durant, taking a page out of LeBron James‘ PR book, tackled the guy. The Thunder cruised to a 103-83 win over the visiting Portland Trailblazers. More from the Oklahoman: “Thunder fan Justin Dougherty, from Springfield, Missouri, drilled the $20,000 shot during a second half timeout and broke out in a wild celebration. But despite the raucous scene, Dougherty still had his priorities in line. ‘As soon as I hit it, I went to find my girlfriend (first),’ Dougherty told FSN Oklahoma soon after. ‘And then I went to find Kevin Durant.’ [...] ‘I said ‘Kevin, come at me,’ Dougherty recalled to FSN. ‘And he came at me and he was totally game for it … I’ve seen the LeBron footage plenty of times and I was watching the game that night when it all popped up and I was telling the guys and I told my girlfriend that I want Russell Westbrook or Kevin Durant to tackle me.’”

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  • roscoe

    for a second I was confused…

    i thought was a video of KD tackling Bron bron after loses the nba finals last year.

  • The Philosopher

    Behold, mass brethren…
    As The King has innovated AND originated a trend. Celebrating and exalting in the triumph of the peasant.
    LONG… LIVE… THE KING!!

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Stupid. Are you the same dude who’s been whining over KD working out with LeBron since last summer? How long can a man really hold onto something like you’ve held on to this KD and LeBron thing? Let it go. If KD loses to the Heat again, it won’t be because he’s “holding LeBron’s backpack” or any of the other foolish comments you’ve made about it. It will be because LeBron is the best player and the Heat are the best team just like it was last season. Them working out together has nothing to do with the outcome of the series if they meet again.

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Kevin come at me! lmao i laughed so hard

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Hasn’t he done this before? Oh, wait. That’s another guy, the only guy better than this guy at basketball.

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    While not a determining factor, there is something to the KD-LeBron relationship, and it does give LeBron an edge.

  • RKJ92

    It also gives KD an edge too.. seriously think about what you just said.. pure stupidity

  • Raheem Shabazz

    Shout out to Hey Arnold.

  • http://www.facebook.com/faraan.akhtar Faraan Akhtar

    if you can’t beat em, join em

  • shutup

    Obv he did it to be sarcastic. Laughed crazy hard when I saw him push the fan on the floor…..

  • underdog

    So original.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    What gives LeBron an edge is he’s the best player and KD is the 2nd best player. That’s it. That would be the case whether they worked out together or not.

  • playa

    Lebron wannabe??:)

  • roscoe

    for a second I was confused… lol.

  • Joey

    Copycat

  • bike

    This emerging trend will come to a halt when a Kings fan does this and yells at DeMarcus to come at him.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    or when a player gets sued for injuries caused during the celebration.

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Shout out to Fresh Prince.

  • http://basketball-performance.com/ Basketball Tips

    wow a lot of hate comments here lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    No, it doesn’t. KD isn’t afraid a pressure. Doesn’t change a thing for him. Idiot.

  • RKJ92

    You hurt my head.. like actually that stupid i’m sorry..

  • Coyboo

    KindA done half heartedly dont you think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/harrison.carnaby Harrison Carnaby

    This wasn’t raw like the LeBron Tackle. It seemed a bit scripted. My guess is Kevin has decided to do this next time a fan sinks a shot to get some of that LeBron goodwill. He missed his opportunity last time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    Are you the same fool, lacking of knowledge, who was threatening me like a punk? Raptor fans, ahaha. LeBron hates pressure boy, sorry to be the one to bring that you your attention.

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