"The Oklahoma City Thunder were a genuinely dangerous team — and not dangerous like Michael Jordan as a Wizard, who was still a threat to have a good night and drop 50 points on you. No, they were dangerous like Jordan in the late '80s — as in, downright scary, because he not only could beat you, but if you weren't careful, he would. ...Last year they were young, assured of one day contending for championships. This year, they were but one small step away. Next year, expect them to be 'there.' "