Steven Adams
(Mike Allen)

So Sam Presti finally did it. The Thunder roster as we knew it is no more, blown up for the eventual rebuilding of a (hopefully) championship-caliber team.

As fans, I think we all knew this was coming, but the one player I wasn’t sure about, the one player I thought could possibly make it through this, was Steven Adams. His contract made his retention prohibitive, but I don’t know, he has sort of been the backbone of the team throughout this turbulent time, almost a second “Mr. Thunder” if you will. He had a lot of value in that way. The fans really loved his personality as well as his tough style of play on the court.

However, the reality of professional sports is that there’s no column for “likeable player” or “plays hard” — only wins and losses. And so it goes: It’s another lesson we as a newer fanbase have to learn. We will also have to get used to watching some fairly bad basketball for a couple of years.

Past Sundaze comics

Thanksgiving 2020 should be all about perspective
Mixed messaging on masks still makes no sense
Power problems lead to weird rituals after 2020 storm
Halloween 2020 more of a trick than a treat?
No ICU beds: The spooky movie of the season
Students surely making most of extra screen time
Epic fail? Audit yields more questions on public money
Rough Saturday for Sooners fans
Budget blockbusters from the Cox Convention Center?
College football fun dampened by COVID-19 risks
It wasn’t Neese: An allegory for owning your audio
You’re doing fine in the red zone, Oklahoma
Snail mail: Slugging it out at the U.S. Postal Service
Norman elections always cause a flood of headlines
School 2020: Arts and crafts more like arts and masks
Ready for basketball from the Disney bubble
Kevin Stitt quarantine: Rest up, governor
PPP helps keep the proverbial pizza cooking
Imagine masks: Stitt starts fashion fad to emphasize eyebrows
Mike Gundy has shirt problems
Coronavirus spike: There’s still a pandemic out there
Safety and cleanliness are priorities for Election Day
Remember to put yourself in someone else’s shoes
Them boys from Oklahoma roll their joints all wrong
Pour yourself an age and wisdom on the rocks
All the government Oklahoma could ever want
Open sesame: Kevin Stitt and the 40 mayors
Parents agree: The Easter bunny is an essential worker
Bad news for Cheetos: Our behaviors are changing
Quarantine quandary: Are your pets sick of you yet?
Quarantine: A rear window into our worried minds