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The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time

Updated April 8, 2020 35.2k votes 5.2k voters 52.7k views67 items

List RulesVote 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 Westbrook1
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    Age32

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder

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  • Gary Payton2
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    Gary Payton

    Point guard

    Age52

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks

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    #455 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#32 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

  • Ray Allen3
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    Ray Allen

    Shooting guard

    Age44

    BirthplaceMerced, California, United States of America

    Number34

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

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    #1153 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#1 of 41 The Greatest UConn Basketball Players of All Time

  • Kevin Durant4
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    Kevin Durant

    Small forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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  • Shawn Kemp5
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    Shawn Kemp

    Power forward

    Age51

    BirthplaceElkhart, Indiana

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics

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    #40 of 141 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time#4 of 31 The Best Power Forwards of the 1990s

  • Steven Adams6
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    199

    Age27

    BirthplaceRotorua, New Zealand

    Number12

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

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  • Paul George7
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    184

    Paul George

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age30

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number24

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

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  • James Harden8
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    James Harden

    Shooting guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number13

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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  • Serge Ibaka9
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    Age31

    BirthplaceBrazzaville, Congo

    Number9

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder

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  • Victor Oladipo10
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    Victor Oladipo

    Shooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

    TeamsHouston Rockets

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  • Spencer Haywood11
    587
    318

    Spencer Haywood

    Power forward, Center

    Age70

    BirthplaceSilver City, Mississippi

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, New Orleans Jazz, Denver Nuggets

  • Rashard Lewis12
    537
    296

    Rashard Lewis

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age41

    BirthplacePineville, Louisiana, United States of America

    Number9

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics

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  • Dennis Schröder13
    181
    36

    Dennis Schröder

    Point guard / Shooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceBraunschweig, Germany

    Number17

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

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    #38 of 130 The Best European NBA Players of All Time#30 of 76 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

  • Dale Ellis14
    391
    235

    Dale Ellis

    Shooting guard

    Age59

    BirthplaceMarietta, Georgia

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

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    #79 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#130 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

  • Jack Sikma15
    529
    343

    Jack Sikma

    Power forward, Center

    Age64

    BirthplaceKankakee, Illinois

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

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    #41 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time#87 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

  • Enes Kanter16
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    Enes Kanter

    Power forward, Center

    Age28

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Number11

    TeamsPortland Trailblazers

  • Jerami Grant17
    173
    59

    Age26

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Number9

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

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    #13 of 86 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time#26 of 30 NBA Players Who Should Finally Do The Slam Dunk Contest

  • Xavier McDaniel18
    331
    213

    Xavier McDaniel

    Power forward

    Age56

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

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    #24 of 53 The Best NBA Players Who Played Overseas#43 of 90 The Best New York Knicks of All Time

  • Dennis Johnson19
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    Dennis Johnson

    Point guard

    AgeDec. at 53 (1954-2007)

    BirthplaceSan Pedro, Los Angeles, California

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics

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    #9 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time#43 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • Nick Collison20
    328
    186

    Nick Collison

    Power forward, Center

    Age39

    BirthplaceOrange City, Iowa

    Number4

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics

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    #7 of 49 The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time#55 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes

  • Patrick Ewing21
    491
    211

    Age57

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Number33

    TeamsNew York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics

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  • Tom Chambers22
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    Tom Chambers

    Power forward, Center

    Age60

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, San Diego Clippers

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  • Detlef Schrempf23
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    Detlef Schrempf

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age57

    BirthplaceLeverkusen, Germany

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Supersonics

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  • Hersey Hawkins24
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    Hersey Hawkins

    Shooting guard

    Age53

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, Chicago Bulls

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  • Sam Perkins25
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    Sam Perkins

    Power forward, Center

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

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