HoopsHype Thabo Sefolosha rumors

May 17, 2013 Updates

Kevin Durant leads all NBA players in career commercial appearances with 63 at last count, according to standings calculated by HoopsHype. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is second with 42 and Miami's LeBron James is third with 39. In team rankings, OKC ranks third with 88 total commercials, trailing the Los Angeles Lakers with 125 and the Miami Heat with 91. Russell Westbrook is second among Thunder players with 11 commercials, followed by Serge Ibaka (six), Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha (two each), Kevin Martin and Reggie Jackson (one each). Oklahoman

May 5, 2013 Updates
April 29, 2013 Updates

Lin replied “everything” when asked what hurt and what part of his game was affected by the injury, which occurred in a collision with Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha. “It’s limited me some, but everybody is hurt, everybody is dinged up,” Lin said. “I’ve just got to find a way to get through it, and if I step on the court, I need to be prepared to play and play well. If you’re injured, you can’t be on the floor. If you’re on the floor, you’re OK. That’s kind of the way it is.” Houston Chronicle

March 9, 2013 Updates

This went unnoticed during Thursday night’s closer-than-expected contest between the Knicks and the Thunder, but you can bet that the league will be reviewing it in the days that follow. With about 5:20 remaining in the fourth quarter, J.R. Smith takes an aggressive swing with his right elbow to the head of Thabo Sefolosha. Thankfully for everyone involved, he missed. But it was a violent attempt, and the intent was clear. NBCSports.com

February 1, 2013 Updates

Nick Collison sounded like he was practicing his lines in the mirror before defending Westbrook. As soon as he was asked about the incident, he was ready. “We lost a lot of veteran guys here. We lost Derek (Fisher). We lost Nazr (Mohammed) and Royal (Ivey). And the reason we’ve been able to keep up and go — we made a big trade earlier in the year — is because of what Russell and what Kevin have done as leaders. They’ve been great this year. They’ve grown up a lot, their voice with the team and they’ve done it with their play, too. I didn’t see what happened tonight. But I know those guys deserve a lot of credit, Russ in particular. He’s grown up a lot. We’re going to be fine. He’s had a great year.” Oklahoman

November 14, 2012 Updates

Former Chicago Bulls guard and forward Thabo Sefolosha, who now plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has listed his three-bedroom town home in Northbrook for $499,000. Swiss-born Sefolosha, 28, played for the Bulls from 2006 until the team traded him to Oklahoma City in 2009. Like several of his Bulls teammates -- including Andres Nocioni and Luol Deng -- Sefolosha opted to live in the gated Royal Ridge town home development in Northbrook, paying $630,000 in late 2006 for his 2,511-square-foot unit. Chicago Tribune

November 5, 2012 Updates

The worst thing that can happen to this Thunder season is something that’s reared its head in every single game thus far. That’s egos creeping in and causing players to believe they’re better than. Tonight, much like the first two nights of the 2012-13 season, there was a ton of barking among Thunder players. At the end of the first quarter, Thabo Sefolosha and Russell Westbrook had to be separated from exchanging words as they walked to the bench. It was a show of anger that surprisingly was also seen from the same two as they walked off the court at halftime Friday night. Oklahoman

July 10, 2012 Updates

Cole Aldrich On his summer plans: It’s going to be a short, short summer, but we’re going to do Basketball Without Borders in South Africa coming up. I think Serge (Ibaka) and Thabo (Sefolosha) might make it out to South Africa. That’s going to be a huge blessing for us, to see that part of the world and Serge is from that area, so hopefully he can touch on some things. Some things that I’ve never seen in my life and some real life-changing experiences. It’s going to be so much fun but it’s going to be a lot of hard work this summer too though. It’ll be a lot of time in the gym, in the weight room and just working to get better. NBA.com

June 18, 2012 Updates
June 17, 2012 Updates

Thabo Sefolosha has no regrets about his career in Chicago that never took off. Just one big thank-you-very-much to John Paxson for putting him in the right place at the right time. ‘‘They traded me to a team that had a lot of potential,’’ said Sefolosha, who was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb.  19, 2009, for a first-round draft pick the Bulls used to take Taj Gibson. ‘‘In Chicago, my position was pretty stacked. So I was happy to move out of Chicago. But at the same time, I was thankful for what they did — drafting me and giving me an opportunity there. And trading me to a team that had a bright future.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

Thabo Sefolosha on LeBron James: "He has the speed of a point guard and he has the strength of a power forward. I think that's what makes him tough. He can take you off the dribble and basically push you out of the way. You've got to be really physical with him. He's just a very good player." Sulia

June 9, 2012 Updates
June 1, 2012 Updates

''We wanted to bounce back after two losses like that. We had to play better and we did that tonight,'' Sefolosha said. ''We played with energy, we played with passion in front of our home crowd. They did a great job giving us a lift.'' Yahoo! Sports

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