(Mike Allen)

So another season has come and gone for the Thunder, and the taste fans are left with in their mouths is… bitter. The team had a disappointing first round exit from the playoffs, and their future looks uncertain to say the least. The two superstars, Russell Westbrook and Paul George, will remain in OKC for now, but that’s as far as “sure things” go with regard to the current roster.

One bizarre question I’ve heard asked by local and national sports media: “Has the game of basketball moved away from Russell Westbrook?” After the playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, and the level at which Damian Lillard played, I can understand the knee jerk thoughts that might emerge. However, I think it’s a weird question to ask about a player who has just averaged a triple-double for the third straight season. I mean, if that isn’t dominating the game, I don’t know what is.

Will the Thunder be a good team next year? Probably. How good, though, hinges on roster changes and, well, shooting practice.

Past Sundaze comics

Easter bunny encouraging camouflage eggs
Things go off the rails at the Oklahoma Capitol
A flood of news from Norman
The Bradford Pear needs to tone it down
Spring is for the opportunities, not the birds
Snakes to green beer: St. Patrick’s Day makes no sense
‘Save the Egg,’ or else how will the aliens get home?
New Gun restaurant has great name, but not for reason you think
Influx of youth begs important OKC City Council debate
5 weeks later: How is your New Year’s resolution going?
Here we go again: Tom Brady in his ninth Super Bowl
21st century art opportunities for OKCPS students
Bacon takes the ’10-year challenge’
If Mike Stoops watched Bedlam…
False flag fears epitomize extreme views in America
Ironically, whooping cranes have view of OKC growth
Value of Walmart eye test debated with SQ 793
ABLE Commission preps for new alcohol laws, pandemonium
Toad in the hole: Mushroom has long week
OKC’s modern society is mural society
Uneasy riders: Critics blame Boren for … OU?
Football season is heating up in Oklahoma
Animal Crackers freed from cage, sent to belly
Bon Appetit flabbergasted by Nonesuch in OKC
QAnon: Your latest online political conspiracy theories
Election robocalls keep robot employment high
Oklahoma health care community clowning around
What was the Board of Health smoking?
Buffalo Wild Wings hacker missed delicious opportunity