Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts towards the end of the game against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 6, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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It is such a great story! Read this courtesy of the grio: Oklahoma City is the unlikely home to arguably the NBA’s most exciting team — the Thunder — which is led by African-American all-stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Despite being the largest city in the state of Oklahoma, OKC has grown further in stature thanks to its NBA Finals-bound basketball team. The Thunder has dramatically increased the city’s ‘coolness’ factor. It’s up for debate whether being home to the world’s first parking meter is something worth bragging about.

The Thunder have played their way into the heart and soul of the entire state. In the four years since moving from Seattle (the team used to be the Seattle Super-Sonics) the Thunder have used young talent and an undeniable swagger to catapult themselves as popular favorites among basketball fans all across the world. After last night’s defeat of the San Antonio Spurs, OKC has earned a chance to compete for a championship against the winner of the Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Eastern Conference series.

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