The Oklahoma City Thunder had a historic shout out Thursday night at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies. Although the Grizzlies did not have Ja Morant, who is still out of a knee injury, the team got an impressive 73-point victory by beating Oklahoma City 152-79.
Now, Oklahoma City is in the middle of a gigantic rebuild, and while the league doesn’t like the word “tank” so much, it’s hard to say the team is doing anything other than tank. There are many reasons for optimism: a draft election war chest that is quite vast, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has just signed an extension, Josh Giddey is a promising rookie, but things are quite difficult in these moments.
The team is scheduled to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday night in a game that will be broadcast on NBATV. Upon learning this during the ESPN broadcast of a Sixers-Hawks game, Jeff Van Gundy, as usual, lost his mind.
Jeff Van Gundy wants the commissioner to step in and remove the Thunder game from national TV 🤣 pic.twitter.com/uGtMnhUq9Y
— Internet #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) December 4, 2021
“We can’t put Oklahoma City on national television,” Van Gundy said. “That’s where the commissioner has to go in and take that off the television. It’s a horrible game, and Oklahoma City just lost by 73 points. “
It remains to be seen if Van Gundy will achieve his wish.