Oklahoma City Thunder: Building The Bandwagon

March 3rd, 2010 by Greg Evans Leave a reply »
About two years ago, the rumblings started to become real. The Seattle SuperSonics would pack up and make the trip to some town in middle America. Wait, really? Really?

Fast forward two years, and the basketball team formerly known as the Sonics are among the leagues hottest and most discussed teams. The Thunder are sitting just two and half games behind the Nuggets for the Divisional lead (as of the moment this article was published). You can't watch ESPN without seeing Kevin Durant throw down a dunk or Russell Westbrook dishing a no look pass to the corner. Oklahoma, it's time to jump on the bandwagon.

The start of the 2008-2009 wasn't easy for the Thunder's new home state. Despite suffering through one of the worst starts in NBA history —thank you Nets for making us forget that —the fans came out. However, it was so that everyone could see the stars of the NBA. There was no talk of "Hey, wonder how many KD's going to drop today?" or "Man, is Sefolosha an All-Defensive team candidate?" No, fans wanted to see the LeBrons, Kobes, and D-Wades.

Slowly, Oklahoma City turned it around on the basketball court. After a ...

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