But away from the roar of fans and the glare of cameras, another battle involving the basketball team is brewing in a probate courtroom in its home city. At stake is a roughly 20 percent interest in the Thunder held by Aubrey McClendon, the indebted Oklahoma energy magnate who died in a car crash on March 2. Some of McClendon’s creditors want a say over how the stake will be disposed of by his estate, viewing the basketball team as one of his few assets of value, according to a copy of a transcript from a May 13 hearing in probate court. The lenders want the stake to be sold for top dollar but fear it will be sold for less than that to McClendon’s wife, Kathleen, because she is family, said a lawyer representing a syndicate of banks led by Wilmington Trust that loaned $465 million to a company McClendon founded in 2013, American Energy Partners LP (AEP).
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It was a clip of Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green nearly nailing a vertical standing split while attempting a baby hook over Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook during the fourth quarter of last night’s Western Conference Finals. Green flailed his right foot so high that he inadvertently kicked the 6-4 point guard near his chin. When I showed the video to other players, their mouths dropped to the floor, including the mouth of LeBron James. But there were no comments to follow. Each player just handed my phone back and shook his head in disbelief, except for J.R. Smith. “[The league’s] not going to do anything, though,” he said.
Storyline: Draymond Green Suspension?
Jones is still miffed at the way his situation was handled. Earlier in the week James was asked for his take on Green being allowed to continue playing following the Adams kick. “I have no opinion on it,” he said. “[The league] didn’t ask me my opinion on Dahntay’s play, so they definitely don’t want to hear my opinion on Draymond, so it doesn’t matter.”