Thursday, 7 June 2012


My OKC Thunder came through last night to clinch a spot in their first NBA Finals. My friend Sarah Graalman recently wrote an excellent piece for This Land Magazine in which she captures the state of imminent doom that comes with growing up a fan of the Oklahoma State Cowboys (it's also about being an Oklahoman in NYC). Being an ardent fan of US International Soccer has cemented this feeling.

So when the Thunder were down 15 at halftime, that good ol' feeling of despair started creeping in again. Fortunately, the Thunder are a different beast and might just give me some hope for future sports. Anyhow, today's warmup sketch is an ode to Durant, Westbrook, & Harden a la the Beatles. Instead of Perkins as the fourth figure, I could have drawn Ibaka, Sefolosha, or perhaps even Collison -- but who could resist that menacing profile of Mr. Perkins!


  1. Yes, it must have been a difficult, what, 4 years?

  2. Basket ball and people arguing about basket ball. Not sure what all that is about...

    Nice illustration though!!
    I assume those guys play basket ball?