Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook, welcome media with high energy, excitement at media day

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder players were excited to be back at their training facility in Edmond Friday afternoon and were eager to get the season underway.

As the 2013-14 NBA season approaches, players from the Oklahoma City Thunder greeted the media Friday afternoon with excitement at their annual media day. This was my first year partaking in the Thunder media day and I wasn't sure what to expect.

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha, Kendrick Perkins, Nick Collison and the rest of the team each answered questions for about 10 minutes and it seemed Westbrook was the most excited to be there. Westbrook, to me, seemed like a kid in a candy store, full of energy and life as he entered the room. After sustaining a season-ending knee injury against the Houston Rockets in the playoffs last season, Westbrook walked into that media room like he owned it.

"I'm positive, confident and I know everything is healing," Westbrook told the media. "I'm just taking it one day at a time."

For someone who doesn't know when, and if, he'll play, Westbrook didn't show the media that he was lacking for words, or energy. It was great to see the team praise one another, and not take all the responsibility of being the No. 1 man. Durant, the face of the franchise, was saying how great everyone looked, which they did. The Thunder have all the pieces to make it to the NBA Finals this season. The team knows what they have to work on in order to achieve that goal, but don't be surprised if this season is their best season yet.


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