All posts by Dylan Huntzinger

About Dylan Huntzinger

Just a Oklahoma City fan from Kentucky, who likes to hear himself talk about the Thunder a lot.

ThunderChats Podcast – Media Day Recap

thunder chatsOn the latest ThunderChats podcast, Dylan is joined by Stephen Dolan of Thunderous Intentions to discuss the story lines that developed during the Thunder’s media day.

Thank you for listening. If you have any Thunder or NBA related questions, make sure you hit Dylan up on Twitter (@ThunderChats).

Catch the ThunderChats podcast on Anchor and ITunes. Make sure you leave them a 5-star review if you can. And as always, Thunder Up!

https://anchor.fm/thunderchats/episodes/Media-Day-Recap-with-Stephen-Dolan-of-Thunderous-Intentions-e29kkb/a-a5g6ph

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Paul George: My Fight Song

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“This is my fight song/
Take back my life song/
Prove I’m alright song/
My power’s turned on/
Starting right now I’ll be strong/
I’ll play my fight song/
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes/
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me”

Yes, this is, in fact, the chorus to “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten. But to Oklahoma City Thunder fans and to Paul George, this might as well be the anthem for the upcoming season.

We’re familiar with the song and dance. Oklahoma City traded Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis for Paul George. We started seeing mental images of Westbrook and George hoisting the Larry O’Brien above their heads in celebration. We also saw the underwhelming season that transpired in 2017-2018. One that ultimately was put to an end as the Utah Jazz defeated the Thunder in 6 games in the first round of the playoffs. Continue reading Paul George: My Fight Song

ThunderChats Podcast – Jimmy Butler Possibilities

thunder chatsOn the latest ThunderChats podcast, Dylan looks at the pro and cons of the Thunder acquiring a talent like Jimmy Butler. On the episode, the following items are discussed:

  • Would an acquisition like this make the Thunder instant title favorites
  • Are there any red flags
  • What would it take
  • Scared Money Don’t Make None
  • And more

Thank you for listening. If you have any Thunder or NBA related questions, make sure you hit Dylan up on Twitter (@ThunderChats).

Catch the ThunderChats podcast on Anchor and ITunes. Make sure you leave them a 5-star review if you can. And as always, Thunder Up!

https://anchor.fm/thunderchats/episodes/The-Pros-and-Cons-of-Jimmy-Butler-to-OKC-e28ntu

ThunderChats Podcast – Westbrook Surgery & New Jerseys

thunder chatsDylan Huntzinger returns with another ThunderChats podcast. On this episode, Dylan discusses the following topics:

  • Westbrook’s surgery
  • Is it time to panic?
  • What does this mean for Dennis Schröder?
  • Talking about the new (proposed) City Edition jerseys
  • Whether you like it or not, Nike finally got it right this time
  • Guest guess
  • And more

Thank you for listening. If you have any Thunder or NBA related questions, make sure you hit Dylan up on Twitter (@ThunderChats).

Catch the ThunderChats podcast on Anchor and ITunes. Make sure you leave them a 5-star review if you can. And as always, Thunder Up!

https://anchor.fm/thunderchats/embed/episodes/Westbrook-SurgeryNew-Jerseys-e2733p/a-a59poj 

Too Quick To Forget: 10 Facts About Nerlens Noel

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On July 2nd it was announced that Nerlens Noel was signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder for 2 years at the veteran minimum. That’s right, the guy that refused to sign a 4 year/$70 million deal with the Mavericks signed for vet min with the Thunder. With Paul George, Jerami Grant, and Ray Felton all re-signing, signing Deonte Burton, drafting and signing Hamidou Diallo, and of course the trade that saw Carmelo Anthony shipped elsewhere in return for Dennis Schröder and Timothé Luwawu Cabarrot… people tend to forget about Nerlens. Well that’s because not many people know a lot about him.

Well as Lin Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton said in the Hip Hop Musical “Hamilton”:

“(ENTER: ME)”

As not only a Thunder fan, but a MASSIVE Kentucky Wildcats fan (#BBN), I am here to shed as much light on the player, and personality that Nerlens Noel is.

Sit back, grab yourself a snack (maybe even a hotdog), and enjoy. Continue reading Too Quick To Forget: 10 Facts About Nerlens Noel

ThunderChats Podcast – A Conversation with Steven Dolan of Thunderous Intentions

thunder chatsLet me welcome Dylan “ThunderChats” Huntzinger to Now That’s Thunder Basketball. If you’ve followed Thunder Twitter at all over the last two months, you know Dylan has been gaining a following with his podcast and Thunder-related content. In addition, he will be providing NTTB with written content from time to time. You can start by reading his first article about quieting all the Russell Westbrook slander.

Without further ado, here is the inaugural episode of ThunderChats on NTTB. On it, Dylan talks with Stephen Dolan of Thunderous Intentions about the following topics:

  • Chris “Lethalshooter” Matthews article and the potential team impact
  • Kyle out, Dennis in
  • Start Patterson or Grant
  • Pick your poison with OKC’s roster
  • Critiquing Dylan’s article
  • And more

https://anchor.fm/thunderchats/embed/episodes/A-conversation-with-Stephen-Dolan-of-Thunderous-Intentions-e24dlq/a-a52lip

Miss Me With That Westbrook Slander

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“Miss me with that bulls***”

Such a short statement in a long complex song. This quote, of course, is from the song “King’s Dead” by possibly the best rapper in the game currently, Kendrick Lamar.

There is something about the way that he begins the phrase.

Miss me”

It’s like he’s saying, “Take all the shots you want, but don’t come at me weak because you have no clue what you’re actually talking about.”

At least, that’s how I take it.

Now I’m not one to curse. Personally, I don’t see the point. But that’s neither here, nor there. So while I agree with what Mr. Lamar is saying, you won’t ever hear me say that statement. Instead, I have actually taken the concept and simplified it so that you know exactly what I’m talking about. Continue reading Miss Me With That Westbrook Slander