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Whether it was on the flight home, or when they ran out of the tunnel and saw a rabid sea of 18,203 clothed in blue, something clicked.
The Thunder were facing the mighty Spurs, the unbeatable monster that hadn’t lost in some 60 days. Down two games to none, everybody — I mean everybody — was writing them off. But with kind of a wounded animal mentality, the Thunder embraced being the underdog, embraced the “Nobody Believes In Us” mindset, embraced it being us versus the world and took four straight from San Antonio.
Then in the Finals, it flipped. The Thunder entered it being the favorites and after taking Game 1, the whole thing turned. People had given up on the Heat and the Thunder were the ones that had all the backing. No more talk about Oklahoma City being too young, no more talk about having to wait their turn, no more talk about shocking the world. No more hunting. They were the hunted. Keep Reading…