Area 21 provided a lot of Thunder fodder tonight.
First it was the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook talking, and as the show ended, Glen Davis – also known as Big Baby Davis – said “OKC!” when they talked about where Blake Griffin was going in free agency.
It was a weird sequence where he yelled OKC and Rondo mentioned some things and then the show ended.
Former Thunder legend Kendrick Perkins was on TNT’s Area 21 as part of TNT’s Game 4 coverage of the Warriors and Jazz. they had a Boston Celtics reunion show. Tons of former Celtics were on the show. Rajon Rondo, Big Baby Davis, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett were all on the show tonight.
Why would Big Baby say Blake was going to Oklahoma City in free agency? That’s unknown. What we do know is Davis spent two seasons with the Clippers. He appeared in 74 games in 2014-15 and 23 after being traded from Orlando to Los Angeles in 2013-14 season. So, there might be a small relationship with Griffin.
Sure, Blake might have said Westbrook is his pick for MVP.
Durant is deleted. Done and gone and no longer part of his world. “What’s next?” he asked – and the Thunder connected with Westbrook on a plan to construct their next act. Once, it was James Harden and Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Now, it’s a superstar solo act – with an eye upon Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin in 2017 free agency. Griffin is an Oklahoma kid gone Hollywood, a star who has his own tensions with Chris Paul on the Clippers.
All of that said, it would be highly unlikely to see Griffin in a Thunder uniform next season. There are a lot of financial things that need to happen if he was going to come here, and I don’t see that happening. Also, Griffin is heavily involved in producing TV/film out in Los Angeles, something that’s hard to do all the way in Oklahoma City. It is not Griffin does not appreciate where he is from, it is more of where he is at in his personal life and portfolio.
However, just imagine Westbrook and Griffin on the same team? That’ll give you some great dreams tonight.
Shout out to the Ringer for the video: