Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Oklahoma Is Shai’s City

A day after not hearing his name called as NBA all-star reserve Canadian guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander-Walker scored a career-high 42 points against the San Antonio Spurs.

Oklahoma Is Shai Gilgeous Alexander City
Oklahoma Is Shai Gilgeous Alexander City

This is 40.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander took his career to a new high last night. Hitting the 40-point mark for the first time in his young, promising tenure. Scoring an All-star worthy 42, the snubbed stud led his team en route to a 102-99 win against the San Antonio Spurs in OKC.

Lu Dort’s clutch three-point shot may have iced the game for the Thunder, but it was Shai’s storming 21 in the third quarter alone that caught heat for a team left out in the winter cold like they are in the playoff picture.

James Harden long gone.

Kevin Durant. Well…you know how that turned out.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Even Russell Westbrook is on his second team after Mr. Oklahoma left town. The OKC big-three that could have been hoops most holy of trinities is more than history. It’s mere memory. After going west with Westbrook in the wild and problematic Houston days, James Harden is on his second thunderous reunion. This time with Durant trying to make the biggest three with Kyrie work like so far, so actually, damn good.

But joining the trio of Russell, Kevin and James and Seattle Supersonics great Spencer Haywood, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander-who wants to be the best hand at guard since ‘The Glove’, Gary Payton-became only the fifth player in Sonics/Thunder history under the age of 22 to hit above 40.

The Thunder don’t even have Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Dennis Schröder, Victor Oladipo or Chris Paul anymore after his rejuvenation season last year. But a bubbling Gilgeous-Alexander like his scorching time in Florida knows all about playing with CP3 like the Point God knows what it’s like playing with the beard of Harden. When it comes to Houston it was for the worse, but the brief back-court marriage for CP and SGA in OKC was for the best of this future superstars development and handle on the game. As good as his one on the rock. Palms down.

Now a day after Shai wasn’t named to the All-star reserves like those deserving newcomers including New York Knick Julius Randle and the Chicago Bulls’ Zach Lavine, he balled out. He may not get his just deserves this season like a criminally left out Phoenix Sun Devin Booker picking up for injured Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis, but believe me in a couple of years the man who handed out four assists against the Spurs like roses will be a regular mid-February hallmark like valentines cards.

Must Read:
2019 OUA men’s playoff preview: Round One

If he did have a chip on his shoulder, he brushed it off like the dirt.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

13-for-20 from the field and 10-for-11 from the free-throw stripe. This young man doesn’t need your charity. In a few months critics on any court will find clarity and themselves guilty of perverting the course of the basketball Gods justice.

Just you wait.

This Alexander is going to be great.

The city is Shai’s.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.




John Calipari departs Kentucky, leaving behind a trailblazing 15-year legacy and history of unearthing Canadian talent and launching them onto the NBA stage.


Memphis made. They don't make them like the Gasol's any more. And just like the power of Pau, Marc more than made his mark.


Sharing a name with each other and a famous 'Fast and Furious' film star, Tyrese Maxey and Haliburton are living life in the NBA...


Like Charles Dickens, or a story straight out of Hollywood, the tale of the Russells in Los Angeles is like no other in the...


Keeping pace with tradition, Indiana takes on a terrific All-star spectacle.


The notorious big M.D.E. became just the third player in NBA history to have his jersey retired by three separate teams.


Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander becomes just the third Canadian to be named NBA All-Star starter.


Canada and the USA are set for a pre-Olympics clash in Las Vegas ahead of Paris 2024, rekindling their fierce basketball rivalry.

BasketballBuzz - Canada's Basketball Magazine