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Oklahoma Newspaper that Trashed Kevin Durant Apologizes … Finally.

Mister UnreliableICYMI: The NBA Playoffs are in full swing. Teams are leaving it all on the court and sports reporters are becoming huge homers for the local team. Well, most of them.

Last week, The Oklahoman decided that perennial All-Star Kevin Durant hasn’t really been pulling his weight on the Oklahoma City Thunder, so on the front page of its sports page, they called him “Mr. Unreliable.”

The sports world blew a gasket. “Unjustified,” “Shameful,” and “Smoking crack” were a few of the sentiments out there. Durant didn’t blame them because he’s more of a gentleman — and about to be a free agent.

So, he goes out the next night scoring 36 points and leading the team to victory and a Game 7. After a day hearing the news world still blowing up the paper, that’s when the paper apologized.  Read more

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The NBA is Hosting a Town Hall Tonight

For everyone who’s unwrapping socks on Christmas morning, despair not. The NBA is back and they’re playing on Christmas day. Before that, the NBA is pulling out a few digital tricks to get people excited for the season.

Today, they’re giving away free tickets and other prizes via Twitter trivia game, using the hashtag #BigNBAXmas. There’s also a live town hall taking place tonight at 8 pm ET on Facebook and at NBA.com/townhall. Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, the New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire, and Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry will be headlining.

Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, the NBA’s VP of marketing tells Mashable that social media and keeping in touch with the fans is very important to the league. But the folks over at ESPN are also picking up on the toll the lockout has taken and the soap opera drama that’s already taking hold for this season. Did you hear the boos for Kris Humphries last night? Yikes.