The season is officially over. While the 23-59 record was less than stellar, there sure were some lasting memories made during this maiden season in Oklahoma City. So let’s count ‘em down!
10. Russell Westbrook up, up and over Mario Chalmers
Why do I love that dunk so much? Because one thing Russell became very popular for in college was his soaring dunks over people. And to watch him do it in the NBA on a fast break makes my face tingle. All over. Even my eyeballs.
9. Nick Collison out-hustles Chris Bosh to seal a Thunder win
Maybe it wasn’t the most glamorous play and maybe it didn’t make SportsCenter as a top play, but without Collison’s grit and effort, OKC probably doesn’t win this game. And that can be said for a lot of games this year. Collison did the dirty work that needed be done and this play was a perfect example of exactly what he brings. (Video: Go to the 4:58 mark)
8. Earl Watson dishes off the backboard to Jet Zero for the flush
This was one of those “HOLY CRAP!” plays. And the coolest thing is about at half court, you could see it coming. Russell filled in behind Earl and it just set up perfectly. Nobody better to lay it off to than Westbrook because he always finishes with a little flavor. Keep Reading…