OKC Thunder: Top 10 moments of 2009-2010 season

LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 22: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 111-108. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 22: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 111-108. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Learning to love

So, what did we learn during the 2009-2010 OKC Thunder season?

We learned that length and athleticism can cause problems for even the biggest teams. We learned that talent can conquer inexperience. Evidence showed us that In Presti We Trust and, while Scott Brooks has flaws, we can trust him too.

We learned that Russ, KD, and Harden would be something, and that the Thunder had a bright future. We learned that Loud City was a problem for any foe willing to put their ears in its echo chamber.

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But, most importantly, in 2009 and 2010, while All-Stars were coming of age, and giants roamed the plains, and small, Midwestern folks were loading screams and chants of “OKC” into their slingshots, we learned that we loved this team.

We never stopped.