How the Thunder failed to win a title after drafting three MVPs in a row

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    The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden on the same team under the age of 24. They made a run to the 2012 NBA Finals before losing to LeBron James and the Miami Heat. From there, it was all downhill for OKC.
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Sports Lift
Sports Lift

Okc stars left via trade or FA but the Thunder roster looks well for the future even if Okc trades Chris Paul

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Sports Lift
Sports Lift

Russell needs to pass more and be the ball handler to kick out to Harden Green Turker etc Harden needs to spot up on shots these year watch out for Houston

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skept11
skept11

5:33 Damn! Steven Adams Pre-Aquaman years

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i'm wifin' justina valentine
i'm wifin' justina valentine

Thunder very good in acquiring players but sucks at keeping them.

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Reynald Relato
Reynald Relato

That goes to show, that: A team with 3 supertars WHO ARE ALL DEMANDING FOR THE BALL cannot win championships. Fast forward to 2019: The Houston rockers sign Russell Westbrook and traded away Chris Paul Can Westbrook play with Harden or will these 2 ballhogs collapse the Rockets' franchise?🧐

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shecaniah alejo
shecaniah alejo

They had the ingredients but just couldn't make the recipe

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anonymous one
anonymous one

Your assessment of why Presti let Harden go is flawed. OKC was already and has been in the luxury tax. Signing Harden would've pushed them deep enough to pay even heftier percentages, thats true, but every team knew a new cba was coming up and that means more money. I clean carpets for a living and I knew that. Other teams were making signings that were not economically viable. I believe Presti believed doing his job was easy and didn't take into account that millionaires don't want to be stuck in Oklahoma. He thought he could out smart losing Harden with analytics and another high draft pick. Adams is decent, but refuses to dunk and misses alot of shots 3 inches out. Martin could never match any facet of Hardens game. Presti gambled and failed. You fail to mention that OKC picked up a hefty contract from Martin as well.

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BlueHundred
BlueHundred

Not being filthy rich and being a bit unlucky with injuries.

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Jr Flores
Jr Flores

One reason: Russell WestBRlCK

Vor 8 Tage
Josh Fayemi
Josh Fayemi

Euston rockets.

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May I take your hat sir
May I take your hat sir

Imagine if Ibaka somehow wins MVP one day

Vor 9 Tage
Jack McCarthy
Jack McCarthy

Please do Steelers Collapse

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Judy Chen
Judy Chen

1:30

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Chard D
Chard D

Please do the Dallas Mavericks with Dirk’s start with the franchise until retirement 🙏🏼

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Randy Talltree
Randy Talltree

If it didn't work for CP3 in HOU, I don't know how it's gonna work for Westbrook.

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peter bravestrong
peter bravestrong

Can you do a video on boston Celtics... Collapse... With the young core.. And kyrie... They were better without him.. Why is gordon hayward on a max deal... Crazy

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RaurMan
RaurMan

They are cursed by the Seattle Supersonics. OKC didn't earn anything and they deserve nothing.

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Rifqi Rahadhin
Rifqi Rahadhin

12:01 "Durant Sweeptakes will be competitive"

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Valin
Valin

Thunder cheaped out, the morale of the story :)

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Kite Kiter
Kite Kiter

Good question for David Stern and Adam Silver? The answer is their kids and grand kids had to have extravagant barmitzvahs. Next question.

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Art of street work out
Art of street work out

Even if somehow OKC get Lebron, OKC will never win NBA Championship. Because the curse of Seatle can not be broken

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Matthew Minnifield
Matthew Minnifield

Should have paid james Harden and ask serge to take a pay cut

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Darren Hoefler
Darren Hoefler

Oh my god at 31 seconds

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Massive Conn
Massive Conn

Miss those days man!! OKC crowd was crazy

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fifth race
fifth race

this channel always talk about the downfall of someone or something. its always negative...

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Luke Doyle
Luke Doyle

They were all ball dominant and not in their prime

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ShreddingSkeptic
ShreddingSkeptic

To put things in perspective. What’s happened to OKC, would be as if Golden State with their lineup never won any rings.

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Javian Johnson
Javian Johnson

The best What-If story in NBA history

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Robbie Lit
Robbie Lit

Maybe if they stayed in Seattle for the coffee they would have won 😂

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Tardysauce 14
Tardysauce 14

This was put together very well, I felt like I was watching one of those documentaries on the discovery channel. But yes this is crazy to thing they had 3 Future MVPS on the same time that got drafted 3 straight. RIP OKC/Seattle this will hurt for the next 5 to 10 years if they don't win a title!

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Dindu Nuffin
Dindu Nuffin

Begone Zombie Sonics

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Sakata Gintoki
Sakata Gintoki

in the last decade the clippers and thunder shouldve won a championship especially with the team they had :/

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Sheldon Lee
Sheldon Lee

We blew it hard and KD blew it even harder he could’ve stayed with us and we could’ve beat the warriors, That being said I spent a long time sick at my stomach at Kevin leaving but ultimately he gave us a long time and I just have to believe he had to due what he thought was best for himself. Still joining the team that beat you just to win championships that’s hard to look past

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Emjay Lapus
Emjay Lapus

How about an 01-02 Sacramento Kings episode?

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Chekymonkey
Chekymonkey

Forgot to mention that ibaka won a championship with the Raptors

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killjoy cola
killjoy cola

And now they are the worst team in the NBA

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Alex Charles
Alex Charles

Man they really screwed up. They probably would’ve won a chip had they prioritized Harden over Ibaka

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WhyNotMini
WhyNotMini

Pat bev held the ball, lillard drilled it through the uprights

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Steven Gordon
Steven Gordon

Uninspired coaching by Scott Brooks and then Billy Donovan. Some kind of consistent offensive system was needed instead of hero ball.

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ltsrrpp
ltsrrpp

Lebron James.

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B.H.R Ent.
B.H.R Ent.

As an okc fan this hurts 💔

Vor 17 Tage
dnasty312
dnasty312

Maybe this is karma for leaving Seattle #lyingowner #retribution

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athletic donut
athletic donut

I think this is the biggest "what could've been" in the basketball world

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Koh Smoger
Koh Smoger

Okc thunder deserve this for ripping out the hearts of Sonics fans. I’m not even a fan of the sonics or thunder but I feel this. It’s the same rage I feel now that my raiders are moving to Vegas

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Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson

This will one of those 30 for 30 episodes

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Baller Life Productions
Baller Life Productions

Almost cried 😢

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Fail Zero
Fail Zero

Sam Presti is a bum.

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Adam Jauregui
Adam Jauregui

Instead of KD giving the Warriors the conference finals he could’ve won the series and went to the finals to try to win his first ring and then went to the Warriors just a thought 🤷🏽‍♂️

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Dedicated_Wavers
Dedicated_Wavers

This gotta be depressing asl for a ok fan😂🤣

Vor 19 Tage
Theoryofpainan
Theoryofpainan

The Utah Jazz didn’t get mentioned beating the thunder in the 2018 playoffs smh

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LaVerite124
LaVerite124

But everybody blames KD

Vor 19 Tage
da da
da da

They had. : Westbrook, Durant, Harden, Oladipo, Ibaka, Adam's. GM= underrated

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da da
da da

@Koh Smoger never. Russel, Harden, Durant are guys who come into the league every 10 yrs

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Koh Smoger
Koh Smoger

He either traded or let all of those players go. I don’t care how great the future of OKC is they will never have three guys with the talent to be mvp with a defensive player of the year candidate on their team again.

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da da
da da

4 hall of famers and no chip blame the coach

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yeahthatsright33
yeahthatsright33

If only they resigned Harden. Oh well...

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Sean K
Sean K

Steven Adams really about to make this video outdated when he drops 40 and 20 night in and night out

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tim w
tim w

yes the thunder drafted these three players but if you actually know basketball, you would realize they would not work well together. all three need to dominate the ball. this is why durant left in the first place. harden and westbrook might work in houston because their coach stressess isolation but iso system doesn't win anything.

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Ju-1-2-3
Ju-1-2-3

How about a boxing episode? Antonio Margarito's collapse

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Ethan Albert
Ethan Albert

15:26 god said he bout to end this man's whole career

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Rylan Charron
Rylan Charron

Song?

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LONGLIVEJAH
LONGLIVEJAH

RIP OKC 🙏🏾

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