The Thunder has come a long way since its inaugural season in 2008-09. With an absolutely dismal start of only 3 wins and 29 losses, some critics did not think Oklahoma City would make it very long as home to an NBA team. The Thunder finished with a lowly 29-53 record, winning a mere 28% of their games. However, this was not a trend that would last long.
The following year, known as “the turnaround season,” the Thunder did just that as they turned things around, finishing 50-32, selling out 28 of 41 home games, and making the playoffs, where they lost 4-2 to Kobe Bryant and the eventual NBA Champion L.A. Lakers.
Without a doubt, one thing that Oklahoma City is known for is turning a negative into a positive. The Thunder was able to turn a season with a 28% winning rate into a playoff team that sold out 28 of 41 home games during the regular season. The obvious thought process is that fans showed up once the team start winning, but one could also argue that the Thunder started winning because of all the fan support. Either way, the upcoming season has a lot of questions, but one factor that will not be doubted is the support that the Thunder continues to have no matter what from the people of Oklahoma City.
Article written by Zack Low. Follow @thethunderguys on Twitter.