Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to the Tulsa Shock who have lost 19 straight games in the WNBA to drop their overall record to 1-24. Tulsa now owns the leagues record for consecutive losses when the lost to the Los Angeles Sparks at home on Sunday. The Shock had been tied with the Atlanta Dream, who lost the first 17 games of their inaugural 2008 season but now own the record outright. Tulsa will have a chance to end the streak once tonight against the Seattle Storm.
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to the Tulsa Shock who have lost 17 straight games in the WNBA to drop their overall record to 1-22. Tulsa will try and avoid setting a new league record for consecutive losses when they face the Los Angeles Sparks at home on Sunday. Tulsa is tied with the Atlanta Dream, who lost the first 17 games of their inaugural 2008 season.
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant says he is “about 50-50″ on playing overseas if the NBA lockout lasts. The league scoring champion hopes the work stoppage is settled in time for a full season, but says he’ll “have to think about” playing elsewhere if that doesn’t happen.
Durant said this as he attend a WNBA game between Tulsa Shock and Chicago Sky as well as saying he is a “basketball fanatic” who enjoys watching the women’s game.
Former Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Marion Jones has been cut by the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock. Jones spent 1 1/2 seasons as a guard for the Shock who had ran track and played point guard at the University of North Carolina in the 1990s. The Shock announced Thursday they had waived Jones to make room for former Oklahoma center Abi Olajuwon.
In her second season, Jones was averaging less than a point per game in 14 appearances for Tulsa, which is a league-worst 1-14 heading into the All-Star break.
“I want to thank the Tulsa Shock, Coach Nolan Richardson, the WNBA and my tremendous teammates for providing me the opportunity to fulfill a dream, and a platform to demonstrate to people, especially our youth, that if you have faith, life is full of second chances,” Jones said in a statement.
She became the second player waived since four-time Olympic basketball gold medalist Teresa Edwards took control of the team from Nolan Richardson. Edwards said bringing in Olajuwon the daughter of former NBA All-Star Hakeem Olajuwon was intended to bring size, defense and rebounding that the Shock are lacking.