The OKC Thunder have been in the midst of a rebuild that the rest of the NBA has either dismissed or, worse, cast an iron fist to as If Sam Presti and the Thunder did something entirely out of the box that was damaging to the league. Some National Media went as far as to call it “The Black Eye of the League.”
Last season, the Oklahoma City Thunder shocked the NBA world by jumping up to win 40 games. That earned them a spot in the NBA Play-In tournament, where they went on the road to take on the New Orleans Pelicans and walked out of the Smoothie King Center with a win.
After falling on the road in Minnesota in the second play-in game, the Thunder fell a game shy of making the NBA Playoffs earlier than expected in this rebuild. Especially after the OKC Thunder missed their lone top-five pick on their roster, Chet Holmgren, for the entire season.
The OKC Thunder are back at the NBA forefront after the latest SLAM Cover excites fans.
For the Oklahoma City Thunder, this is nothing new. It is merely history repeating itself. They once again have an incredibly exciting and talented young core that is captivating the nation. The latest SLAM Magazine Cover is making fans buy into the “Thunder U 2.0” moniker even more.
The OKC Thunder find themselves on the cover of SLAM Magazine, which just adds to the hype that is all around them entering this season. From the fans that have fully bought into this core to Bill Simmons projecting the OKC Thunder to be a top-four seed in the West, it is clear this season has some expectations around it.
With the most anticipated OKC Thunder season resting on our doorsteps, stay tuned to Thunderous Intentions all season long for coverage. Can history repeat itself?