OKC Thunder Trivia: uncovering 50 fun, surprising and random facts

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MIAMI, FL – JUNE 17: Oklahoma City Thunder players, from left, Russell Westbrook #0, James Harden #13 and Kevin Durant #35 listen during the National Anthem before facing the Miami Heat in Game Three of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 17, 2012 in Miami, Florida.: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) /

OKC drafted three players who would go on to win MVP.

Three Most Valuable Player award recipients were all drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder – a feat never before seen by an organization.

The first of the trio to win was Kevin Durant in 2013-14. Durant has since gone on to win back to back Most Valuable Player recognition in the 2016-2017 and 2017-18 playoffs. In his MVP season Durant averaged 32 points,7.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.3 steals and shot 39.1 percent from deep.

Russell Westbrook accomplished the feat in the first season without Durant. The Brodie averaged 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, 10.4 assists, 1.6 steals and shot his highest percentage from 3-point land of his career.

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James Harden finally dispensed of his bridesmaid label by collecting this past season’s MVP. For the 2017-2018 season Harden averaged 30.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 1.8 steals and shot 36.7 percent from 3-point depth.

And while there is certainly pain that comes with knowing what could have been, it’s a record Oklahoma City may always hold… even if only one of the MVPs currently remains on the roster.