NBA Opener Continued: The Debut of “Loud City”

I had a colleague, who is just now getting into the NBA, ask me what team he should follow this year. I told him to go with the Oklahoma City Thunder.  With a combination of emerging young superstars (Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook), strong supporting cast (Jeff Green, Serge Ibaka), a good coach, great/loyal fans, and a wide open western conference the Thunder are poised for a breakout season.  Many are predicting a second place finish behind the Lakers.  So, will the “Durantula” live up to expectations or will the Miami Heat continue to steal the headlines?  Share your views.