How the Thunder failed to win a title after drafting three MVPs in a row

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  • Published: 10 August 2019
  • 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.

    Written and produced by Mike Imhoff
    Directed and edited by Jiazhen Zhang
    Graphics and edit support by Mike Das

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  • Cheong PH
    Cheong PH  12 minutes back

    Who else watching in 2010?

    • FootballJunkie
      FootballJunkie  3 hours back

      I usually like watching this series, but in this instance, I just don’t care about the OKC Thunder losing.

      • terence w
        terence w  5 hours back

        16:11 must have eyewear at the MVP ceremony

        • weakestlink20
          weakestlink20  5 hours back

          That was a pretty underserving boot for that poor head coach. What can he do about Durant being gone most of the season and Westbrook missing time too? He had to try and make do with mere scraps.

          • Wey Cool
            Wey Cool  5 hours back

            There was only "one basketball", so WestBrook, KD and Harden wouldn't work on the same team.

            • Garbage Time Videos
              Garbage Time Videos  5 hours back

              In the Thunder’s first season in OKC, there record through the first 30 games was 3-27

              • Axis Orbital
                Axis Orbital  6 hours back

                anyone know the background music from the beginning of the video?

                • Trey Nixen
                  Trey Nixen  7 hours back

                  2013 Thunder were scary

                  • Trey Nixen
                    Trey Nixen  7 hours back

                    2k time

                    • Trey Nixen
                      Trey Nixen  7 hours back

                      wow

                      • hawkeye 2124
                        hawkeye 2124  9 hours back

                        Sam Presti built a great contender and tore it down at the same time. As a Knicks fan i feel envious.

                        • Felix
                          Felix  10 hours back

                          God this would be so depressing.....if i weren't a bitter former sonics fan who now roots for the Blazers.

                          • lawdog81
                            lawdog81  10 hours back

                            Serge Ibaka is still under 24

                            • Matthew Thomas
                              Matthew Thomas  11 hours back

                              this is going to be a great 30 for 30

                              • Isaiah Magar
                                Isaiah Magar  11 hours back

                                If anyone knows how injuries can effect a team, it should be Thunder fans. That's kinda sad tbh. i'm not a huge fan of dynasties, but that team deserved a championship after all they went through.

                                • Kawhi Dynasty ender leonard

                                  Thunder cursed thanks to that sonics fan 😇

                                  • thejohhny69
                                    thejohhny69  11 hours back

                                    if the thunders wanted to be in a title run again they should hired jerry west because jerry west is the greatest general manager that you could have

                                    • Brian Rawlings
                                      Brian Rawlings  12 hours back

                                      As a thunder fan I’m crying rn

                                      • lebron23freak1
                                        lebron23freak1  12 hours back

                                        The answer to why = LeBron James

                                        • jreynoldslb86
                                          jreynoldslb86  14 hours back

                                          Still waiting on the Heat collapsed of the big 3

                                          • rockdagreat44
                                            rockdagreat44  15 hours back

                                            Because NBA is rigged

                                            • Chang Lee
                                              Chang Lee  18 hours back

                                              :(

                                              • kevin goodmiller
                                                kevin goodmiller  1 days back

                                                They blew it. It's over now. They'll only be back in reruns.

                                                • Playa K
                                                  Playa K  21 hours back

                                                  we gonna be back. remember the names shai-gilgeous alexander and darius bazley !!

                                              • Hugo Valenzuela
                                                Hugo Valenzuela  1 days back

                                                Can u do my celtics with kyrie and hayward and all the depth 😢

                                                • Javier Arroyo
                                                  Javier Arroyo  1 days back

                                                  Don't see how its a collapse!!!

                                                  • Sam Chohan
                                                    Sam Chohan  1 days back

                                                    the golden state before golden state that never stuck together

                                                    • Narungchai Jackson
                                                      Narungchai Jackson  1 days back

                                                      https://grantland.com/features/the-harden-disaster/


                                                      They messed up

                                                      • Ed Blair
                                                        Ed Blair  1 days back

                                                        Who saw Aaron Hernandez??

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                                                          • Jabari Harris
                                                            Jabari Harris  1 days back

                                                            i can never respect patrick beverly

                                                            • gme213la
                                                              gme213la  1 days back

                                                              answer simple westbrook and hardin not winners

                                                              • Justin Quezada
                                                                Justin Quezada  1 days back

                                                                As an OKC fan, you're making me cry man.

                                                                • Wa2r_Flow
                                                                  Wa2r_Flow  2 days back

                                                                  Great job.

                                                                  • Samuel Mensah
                                                                    Samuel Mensah  2 days back

                                                                    Durant has been good for so long, people forget

                                                                    • V
                                                                      V  2 days back

                                                                      Ibaka under 24 in 2012 🥴

                                                                      • DavidTWGoliath
                                                                        DavidTWGoliath  2 days back

                                                                        I HATE THIS VIDEO AS A THUNDER FAN. It took me a week to work up the courage to finally watch it. 😕

                                                                        • NavTak Productions
                                                                          NavTak Productions  2 days back

                                                                          https://youtu.be/GCdZlmhtzb0

                                                                          • EconAtheist
                                                                            EconAtheist  2 days back

                                                                            The entire state of Oklahoma deserves nothing.

                                                                            /we all feel terrible for you, because of the federal building bombing. you didn't deserve that.
                                                                            //doesn't mean you deserve anything nice though.

                                                                            • James Allen jr.
                                                                              James Allen jr.  2 days back

                                                                              I screamed, "They just gave away the NBA Championship!!!" when they traded away Harden rather than pay and keep him. They were just short of winning the first year there (that's always what happens; first year is practice, second is golden)... Next year was their year!!!! I swear they would have won it all for years!!

                                                                              • steve ghemning
                                                                                steve ghemning  2 days back

                                                                                SB nation can you guys please pls pls do a collapse episode on The redskins, after failing to win superbowls, would love it thanks!

                                                                                • Justin .Credible
                                                                                  Justin .Credible  2 days back

                                                                                  ☹️

                                                                                  • amazingsupergonzo
                                                                                    amazingsupergonzo  2 days back

                                                                                    Collapse of Miami would be a really good one to do next

                                                                                    • Aaron Prince
                                                                                      Aaron Prince  2 days back

                                                                                      Do the Utah Jazz when they had Carlos Boozer and Derron Williams

                                                                                      • Adolf Hitler
                                                                                        Adolf Hitler  2 days back

                                                                                        Damn this shits depressing how it all went down and what could of been 😂😭

                                                                                        • Liam Deschamps
                                                                                          Liam Deschamps  2 days back

                                                                                          You forgot to mention that Ibaka won a championship

                                                                                          • xFrostyElite -
                                                                                            xFrostyElite -  3 days back

                                                                                            This was an amazing video. Love the editing

                                                                                            • RTS_2008
                                                                                              RTS_2008  3 days back

                                                                                              The warriors became the dynasty that OKC should have been.

                                                                                              • BennyOars
                                                                                                BennyOars  3 days back

                                                                                                They should be in the warriors shoes but didnt happen