In lieu of the Nightcap I’d like to pay tribute to a very special team celebrating a very special anniversary – that team is the Oklahoma City Thunder.
30 years ago today (June 1st), the Thunder (I believe then known as the Seattle Supersonics or something like that) won their first and only NBA Championship in franchise history – defeating the Washington Bullets (now known as the Wizards) by a final score of 97-93. Thunder guard Gus Williams- the predecessor to such other great Thunder guards as Gary Payton and Nate McMillan- led the way with 23 points in the Game 5 series clincher. OKC hero Jack Sikma chipped in 17 rebounds and the Thunder got the party started all across the American Midwest.
Oklahoma City actually lost Game 1 of the series before rallying to win 4 straight and the championship. So happy anniversary Thunder fans – may Kevin Durant lead you to title number 2.