27 November 2010
I would officially like to welcome you all to Thunder Ballers! This is a brand new site brought to you by the Bloguin Sports Network, and will be your official one stop shop for all of the latest coverage for your Oklahoma City Thunder! Here, you can read up on all of the latest Thunder games, as well as find out inside information regarding injuries, depth chart and transactions.
Whether NBA fans know it or not, the Oklahoma City Thunder are one of the youngest and most talented teams in the game today. After watching how hard they battled the Los Angeles Lakers in last year's NBA Playoffs, this team earned the respect of fans all across the country. Yet they still do not receive the same attention as teams such as the Lakers, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. That will now change.
Kevin Durant is the defending league scoring champion from last season. I am very thankful, as should all Thunder fans be, that the Portland Trailblazers did not take my advice and select Durant with their number one selection a few years back. They drafted Greg Oden, and have regretted that move ever since. Thunder fans have rejoiced since the day this franchise selected their future NBA MVP.
But this team is not all about Durant, much to the surprise of the common fan. Russell Westbrook is quickly becoming a star in his own right. Not only can he create his own shot, but he is an offensive catalyst for this exciting team. Along with those two, Jeff Green is becoming another great scoring option. With great role players such as Serge Ibaka, James Harden and Thabo Sefolosha, the Thunder are going to be a force in the Western Conference for years to come.
But I don't have to tell any of you! Thunder fans know the potential that this team can reach. Now, with your help by getting involved with this new site and making sure everyone knows that the Thunder fans have a new home to read all of the latest when it comes to their team, the entire world will know exactly what this team is capable of achieving this season.
I encourage all of you to get involved. Leave comments. Post messages. Retweet links. I want you to all feel as if this is your site. After all, it is your team. Get involved. If you agree with how I feel, then talk about it on the site. If you disagree with some of my opinions, then I want to hear that as well. This is a new home for Thunder fans. I encourage you all to get comfortable, bookmark this site, and check back early and often.
Let's go Thunder!
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