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The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time 

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List Rules Vote up the best Oklahoma City Thunder and Seattle SuperSonics players.

Despite being a relatively new team, basketball fans must know who are the best Oklahoma City Thunder players of all time. Up until 2008, they were still known as the Seattle SuperSonics. To make things a bit more interesting, this list ranks the best Seattle SuperSonics and Oklahoma City Thunder players together. So vote below on who you think are the best SuperSonics and Thunder players of all time.

With their formation in 1967, the Sonics won over fans in the Pacific Northwest with their exciting brand of basketball. By the mid-1970s, the Sonics were title contenders. With players like Gus Williams, Spencer Haywood, Jack Sikma and Dennis Johnson, the Sonics went far in the playoffs and eventually captured its first NBA title in 1979. After a down period in the early 1980s, the Sonics rebounded in at the end of the decade. Two of the greatest players in history, Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton joined the team and turned the team into a powerhouse.

When the team moved to Oklahoma City in 2008, the cupboard wasn't bare. The team had a superstar in place with Kevin Durant and after drafting Russell Westbrook and James Harden, the team was on its way. These are three of the best current NBA players and the Thunder at one point had all three on its roster. The team went to the 2011 NBA Finals on the strength of these three stars. Durant is already considered one of the greatest players in NBA history and still has much of his career ahead of him. 

This is a list of the best Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder of all time. If someone is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank according to who you think should be considered the greatest Sonics/Thunder player ever.  
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Point guard from Long Beach, California

Age: 31

Number: 0

Teams: Houston Rockets

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Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Point guard from Oakland, California, United States of America

Age: 51

Teams: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks

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3
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Small forward from Washington, D.C., United States of America

Age: 31

Number: 35

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

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Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Merced, California, United States of America

Age: 44

Number: 34

Teams: Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

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Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Power forward from Elkhart, Indiana

Age: 50

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics

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6
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Los Angeles, California

Age: 30

Number: 13

Teams: Houston Rockets

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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
CamtheGreat added Shooting guard and Small forward from Palmdale, California

Age: 29

Number: 24

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Brazzaville, Congo

Age: 30

Number: 9

Teams: Toronto Raptors

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Center from Rotorua, New Zealand

Age: 26

Number: 12

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

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Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Silver City, Mississippi, United States of America

Age: 70

Teams: Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, New Orleans Jazz, Denver Nuggets, + more

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11
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Leverkusen, Germany

Age: 56

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Supersonics

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Rashard Lewis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Pineville, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 40

Number: 9

Teams: Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics

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Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time

Age: Dec. at 53 (1954-2007)

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics

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Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Kankakee, Illinois

Age: 64

Teams: Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
DaNerd added Shooting guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Age: 27

Number: 4

Teams: Indiana Pacers

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Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
James Gent added Center from Kingston, Jamaica

Age: 57

Teams: Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

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Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Z├╝rich, Switzerland

Age: 27

Number: 11

Teams: Boston Celtics

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Nick Collison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Power forward and Center from Orange City, Iowa

Age: 39

Number: 4

Teams: Seattle Supersonics

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Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
wiabux added Power forward and Center from New York City, New York, United States of America

Age: 58

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

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Dale Ellis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time

Age: 59

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

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Xavier McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Power forward from Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Age: 56

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

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22
Nate McMillan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Nate McMillan

Age: 55

Teams: Seattle Supersonics

23
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Ogden, Utah, United States of America

Age: 60

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, San Diego Clippers, + more

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Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
Point guard from New York City, New York

Age: 82

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, St. Louis Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics

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Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
jmzuluaga0 added Small forward and Forward from Red Hook, New York City, New York, United States of America

Age: 35

Number: 7

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

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