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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A1 Gamer
A1 Gamer

Whats the music played in the intro?

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Gabriel Garcia
Gabriel Garcia

Everyone one: in 2012 I thought this was the next dynasty Me: In 2012 my Heat were beating the crap out of the Thunder in 5 lol

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Greg Bolin
Greg Bolin

A bunch of dudes scoring goals is not the same as a team.

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lerryperry
lerryperry

If they never traded James Harden, this core would still be there.

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shitkicker4000 LOLz
shitkicker4000 LOLz

7:20 Aaron Hernandez

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John John
John John

This was like Shaq- Penny era Orlando Magic one but worse.

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Tee Culture
Tee Culture

The original warriors, and they didn’t even know it

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Thank You
Thank You

To think of all the teams that dream to draft a team good enough to be a dynasty for an entire decade, and these people squandered it like it was nothing...it's almost unreal and difficult to accept that they could be that dumb and incompetent

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Tom Fairbourn
Tom Fairbourn

If OKC would have dumped Westbrook right from the beginning they would have a championship

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Colony 01
Colony 01

Because they lost to other team

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Ryan Staiger
Ryan Staiger

Sammy can pick them, but he can’t win with them

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Telly's Honest Reviews
Telly's Honest Reviews

common denominator = WestBrook

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Kyle Staley
Kyle Staley

Harden's 12ppg on 37% killed them, needed 20 on 43%ish from him to get it done. But sadly, that didn't happen..

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Carlito Brigante
Carlito Brigante

Lol brother, I love your videos I love the fact that you're a fellow knicks fan and I try my best to pass along your videos to my friends. However bro, Your channel covers some really tragic stories about the NBA LOL you should change the name of the channel to ....tragic Nation

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Slick Rick
Slick Rick

The thunder will never recover from this storyline They had it all and eventually lost it all Big respect to cp3 But this team was a huge what if

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Graphik Dezigns
Graphik Dezigns

Just goes to show how hard it is to win it all. Really, just a few errant plays leading to injury destroyed a potential dynasty. I'm not complaining, at least my Mavs were able to eek out a Championship during all of this Thunder/Warriors/Heat hubbub.

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Samuel Short
Samuel Short

u forgot to mention the "best" scorer of the 2010's "choked" after being up 3-1 in the WCF vs the 73-9 Warriors...

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Donnell Adams
Donnell Adams

Actually Westbrook choked the most not Durant

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LonghornsLegend
LonghornsLegend

Still my favorite throwback team on 2k

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Andrew Schuschu
Andrew Schuschu

Moral of the story, don’t pay for an Ibaka when you have a Harden waiting. Always pay for upside and explosiveness.

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Fred Lime
Fred Lime

Ibaka was vital for Toronto, at least he got a ring

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Rohan Scott
Rohan Scott

So that's how Harden looks without the Beard?

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UploadVidZ
UploadVidZ

+SB Nation You should've started with CP3's first run in OKC as a Hornet, fast forwarded to the Sonics' final draft pick and ended with CP3's return to OKC.

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Scott Katz
Scott Katz

7:24 that is Aaron Hernandez right? Bottom right, blurred

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D Lann
D Lann

Because just like now people want to break up teams to early ie philadelphia. They young let them grow

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Shinigami ジャッド
Shinigami ジャッド

OKC has James Harden, Russell Westbrook, AND Kevin Durant.....how did they not win a championship ¿¿??¿¿

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Road Sector
Road Sector

They dont have a legit.center back then. And they trade harden.. and also thabo sefalosha is always on the first 5 and has nothing special on his plays

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tinamu fabros
tinamu fabros

because they are too young to handle the pressure in the finals..

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Jimmy Brewer
Jimmy Brewer

Durant was looking to Golden State before the finals! Get your facts right! Celts fan in OKC

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Julian Joseph
Julian Joseph

Patrick Beverly is a jackass. That was no hustle play, it was a dirty play in an irrelevant situation. He should have been fined and suspended.

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Keenan Walsh
Keenan Walsh

RIP Sonics. Seattle misses you. Watching OKC fail brought us all joy.

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OALM
OALM

You should do the Dodgers 2013-2019 playoff run & ZERO World Series.

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Getloose360
Getloose360

And Sam Presti STILL has a job. Talk about failing upwards!

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Sidak Sampley
Sidak Sampley

7:20 it’s Aaron Hernandez

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T00 D4NGERUSS
T00 D4NGERUSS

Hurts just watching this

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That Terence Guy
That Terence Guy

Not even gonna mention Ibaka on the 2019 Championship Raptors team? Cool. Its not like he's important to the team or anything. Plus who cares about us Canadians, right?

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big brainer gamer
big brainer gamer

Russ is an MVP, Harden is an MVP, KD is an MVP and Champion and Ibaka is an nba champion.

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Franklin Evans
Franklin Evans

Everybody yall see when u listen to the media and trade they players .they not showing love to no one,no race, no reputation, no amount of power.no love even if u do they bidding.then media blane the coach and players for they mistake.

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Stone Coggins
Stone Coggins

If there was any justice in this world the 2012 Thunder would have won the NBA Finals. I've never enjoyed watching a basketball team so much

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Carolina Tech
Carolina Tech

You forgot to mention that the Thunder had a solution even before the cap spike. They had their amnesty clause and could have released Kendrick Perkins thus saving the four million (TOTAL, not per year) to keep Harden. Harden slides to the 2 and OKC rolls off the next three (at least) titles. For all of Presti’s “genius”, he never could KEEP the talent.

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jorge p
jorge p

bad coaching

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Tan
Tan

So, so sad for OKC. Imagine LeBron joins the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012, and Harden doesn't get traded.

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C88 Revy
C88 Revy

Durant: 2x Champ Ibaka: 1x Champ Harden: None Westbrook: None

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Matthew Cao
Matthew Cao

@Slick Rick says some scrub who also dedicate hard work.

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Slick Rick
Slick Rick

@Matthew Cao says some scrub who dont play nba basketball

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Matthew Cao
Matthew Cao

KD: *0 champs The phony toys he call rings and fMVPs doesn't count

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Winner Youaloser
Winner Youaloser

Slick Rick you shut up dum ass who said draymond was good enough to Lead a team again you don’t know basketball we were debating the most important player again you don’t know basketball

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Slick Rick
Slick Rick

@Winner Youaloser shut up Wheres that energy and performance this season? Hes a good leader, I'll never take that away from Draymond. But I remember kd hitting daggers in 2018 and 2019 game 3. He was the reason it wasnt close. Warriors were great without KD. But bron could have had another ring or 2

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Mr. 7
Mr. 7

@7:21 Aaron Hernandez face blurred out 😂😳

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yung crispy
yung crispy

in one of those headlines u show, theres a picture of aaron hernadez 😭

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yung crispy
yung crispy

7:21

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Steven Foster
Steven Foster

I hated when my team had to play Memphis in the playoffs in those days, they took alot of energy out of their opponents

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Big Zayo
Big Zayo

Sam Presti is a genius, sometimes.

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Ruben
Ruben

I honestly use these kinds of videos as a learning tool when building my team(s) in my NBA 2K franchise modes lol! I try NOT to make the same mistakes these GM's made lol!

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James Cavanaugh
James Cavanaugh

7:23 shouthout to Aaron Hernandez in the bottom left lol

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Dean simmons
Dean simmons

Partially coaching, partially injuries, partially Russ, partially bad GM moves.

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GodColored TV
GodColored TV

Everybody leaves out the fact that nick collison was the highest paid player on the team at the time of harden’s departure

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43 Park
43 Park

I’d hardly call this a collapse more like some bad luck

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Noah Mccarthy
Noah Mccarthy

It’s funny because the team never “collapsed”. In fact, they’re on the brink of taking the 6th seed

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Jay Pee
Jay Pee

Noah Mccarthy they didn't achive an nba title while having Harden, Westbrook OR Durant on their team

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Antwan Fields
Antwan Fields

Coward.

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Frank Turtle Luck
Frank Turtle Luck

Because Basketball is and will always be a team effort game.

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Arwin Ilagan
Arwin Ilagan

how: they were cheated

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Nunya Bizznizz
Nunya Bizznizz

presti can draft, and as long as they keep him, they'll be ok...…..

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sal 1477
sal 1477

7:24 you can see a blurred out aaron hernandez

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Alex Anthony
Alex Anthony

This is up there with the curse of the bambino

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Troy Vaelei
Troy Vaelei

Was it me or did I see Aaron Hernandez

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Garrett Johnson
Garrett Johnson

I like how he says no lol. No duh. Good video.

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teddyjun1
teddyjun1

It is not a total collapse considering how the team was recreated after CP3 arrived.

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