While the Miami Heat have been getting most of the buzz this summer, at least they kind of, sort of deserve it. Over in the other conference, a team has been anointed the next big thing for looking good in defeat to the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers last year.
That’s right, the Oklahoma City Thunder have officially crossed the line into “most overrated team in the NBA” territory with the type of chatter we're starting to hear.
If you go by what the talking heads at ESPN tell you, this team can legitimately be considered an upper-tier team in the Western Conference along with the Los Angeles Lakers. Apparently, having one true superstar in Kevin Durant and a somewhat impressive first-round exit in the prior season qualifies a group to be “elite” these days.
Look, Durant is...