Westbrook, Harden, Durant
Oklahoma City expected it’s big 3 to take it to the NBA’s promise land. Unfortunately, fans of the Thunder saw its talented trio in action for just three seasons. In their first year together, they gave NBA fans a taste of what was to come, and in year two, Scott Brooks’ team made it deep into the playoffs. After winning 55 games behind the strength of Kevin Durant’s scoring, the Thunder made it to the Western Conference Finals. The team was beaten there by the Mavericks.
However, the Thunder had shown it had the talent to go one further. A year later, OKC was in the NBA Finals, however, the team couldn’t get over the hump. Beaten by Miami in five games, the Thunder’s big 3 era was coming to a close. That same year saw James Harden win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award, and it made him hungry to prove he should be a starter for an NBA team. In the summer of 2012, Harden was dealt to Houston, and four seasons later Durant left too. While Westbrook has remained a scoring phenom, the team has been unable to reach its past heights.