Oklahoma City Thunder (also known as the “Thunder OKC”) is a team situated in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The team plays in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). OKC usually has their home games at the place of Chesapeake Energy Arena and the team is associated with the Oklahoma City Blue under the ownership of Thunder.
In the year 2008, the team was relocated and previously named as the “Seattle Supersonics” after Thunder had a few arguments between the lawmakers in Seattle, Washington and the owner Clay Benett. By their fortune, the franchise of “Seattle Supersonics” had showed a highlight on its early years as they have reached the NBA playoffs 22 times and won the 1979 NBA championship.
During the years 2009 and 2010 in the city of Oklahoma, the Supersonics qualified their ever first playoff dock. They also had frequent success in the NBA leagues as they won the first division title named “Thunder” in the 2010 and 2011 season.
Being named as the Thunder in the year 2010, the team appeared in their ever first Western Conference championship in 2011-12 season. Their presence in the NBA finals was their fourth time in the history since the year 1996.
The History of Success since 1967
The Oklahoma City Thunder was formerly the Seattle Supersonics, Supersonics were formed dated back in the year 1967. For almost 41 years of their stay in Seattle, the team has achieved so much victory as they have amassed of record of 1,745-1,585 (.524) during the regular season and 107-110 (.493) in the NBA playoffs.
The team was sold in the year 2006 with an approximate amount of $350 million to the investors of Oklahoma City under Clay Bennett’s leadership. Thus, after the franchise of Oklahoma City, the team’s name, the logo and colors were also changed and it was officially announced to the public on September 3, 2008.
The team’s name “Thunder” was ideally chosen due to the robust storms happened in Oklahoma City.