Now that I live in Oklahoma, I can’t help but get pulled into the vortex of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The NBA this season has been dominated by two teams for the ages, with astonishing records, hailed by many as among the best teams ever: The San Antonio Spurs and (above all) the Golden State Warriors.
In the Western division playoffs, the Thunder first eliminated the Spurs and now has taken a 3-1 lead against the Warriors. Winning one more game in the best-of-seven series will put them in the championship series, against either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Toronto Raptors.
These wins, every one an upset–and the last two blowouts–have been fun to watch, to make a huge understatement. This has really united the state, as everyone–despite race, color, creed, social position, or politics–is insane over the Thunder. [Read more…]