Tip-Off for 6/7/12 (featuring Prince) Seattle, meet Baltimore and Cleveland

Posted in Blogroll on June 7th, 2012 by Ron Glover

(John W. McDonough, Greg Nelson/SI)

Last night the team formerly known as the Seattle Supersonics advanced to the NBA Finals last night after defeating the San Antonio Spurs in six games. Superstar Kevin Durant was the #2 overall pick of the Sonics in the 2007 NBA Draft. Following Durant’s rookie campaign, he and the Sonics relocated to Oklahoma City. Not known as an NBA hotbed, the Oklahoma City fans have been very supportive of the Thunder since their arrival and are now four victories away from the city’s first professional sports championship.

While another great fan base in Seattle has only memories of its 1979 NBA Championship and thoughts of what should’ve been.

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On to the NBA Finals: In Game 6, Thunder young boy the Spurs 107-99 (with TNT notes)

Posted in Blogroll on June 7th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

(Photo:@jose3030)

An excerpt of an interview I did with Durant about his support base is below. This will be a classic pic. Everything about it says Hollywood script…

Western Conference Champions. Thunder defeat the Spurs 107-99. OKC was just too much and San Antonio now heads to the tackle shop. The crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena provided the sound bombing backdrop to a moment history will dig for fan legacies will be made. There was definitely afunction at the junction

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