Roundup: How the Thunder Were Built, the AK-47 Bandit & a Nude Activist Strips Down at a Public Hearing

Katrina Bowden … the GOP’s electoral college problem … “super chocolate” … in a tied race, this guy wishes his wife votedAndy Katz was one of 20 playing pick-up ball with the President … the Wire’s David Simon wrote about the election, and you should read it … Stars Wars getting treatment from Hunger Games writer … Mitt Romney was “shellshocked” by his defeat, which means he wasn’t paying attention to Nate Silver … Ak-47 bandit strikes again … “Aides taking cabs home [Election] night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked” …

The oral history of the 1980s Houston Rockets. [Grantland]

Are you interested in ESPN’s Top 25 college basketball TV markets? [Front Row]

Why isn’t Kendall Marshall getting burn with the Suns? They’re working on his development. Novel concept. [Republic]

For reasons unknown, there is still 16-0 Falcons talk. [AJC]

Colts 27, Jaguars 10. At 6-3, Indy is looking like a playoff contender, as we predicted last month. [Star]

Why does Boomer Esiason hate Tampa QB Josh Freeman? [Joe Bucs Fan]

James Harden is the man, but you already knew that. [Fox Sports Southwest]

Thunder 97, Bulls 91. Kevin Durant’s strong finish helped Oklahoma City pull away. [Oklahoman]

This is the longest piece I’ve ever read on how the OKC Thunder were built. [NYT Magazine]

Clippers nearly blow 25-point lead, but hold on to beat the Blazers, 103-90. [Times]

You were aware ESPN sued Ohio State and the University of Texas, right? [Ohio.com]

“Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach with video game.” [AP]

Dash cam videos in Russia make it seem like the worst place in the world to drive. [via Cartmaniak]

Derrick Williams had a great put-back Wednesday. Forgot to cram it in Ballin’.

This is the smallest dog in the world. [via Hot Clicks]

A nude activist got naked at a public hearing this week. She’s angry. And naked. So this is NSFW. [via Adam]

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