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Tanking is not all bad…..a bright future is ahead, winning the NBA Championship the goal, and that is not chicken salad…..

To NBA fans in OKC that have never experienced an NBA tank:   



If you have no clue about what is going on why do you follow basketball? Teams like Oklahoma City sometimes have to rebuild…..that is, go officially in the tank.  Folks , fellow Thunder fans, the team is “tanking” and that is something that many of us will not like but it is reality. 


What does that mean, to tank?  Simply, your team is on a mission to  lose as many games as they can in the next couple of years.  No ifs, ands, or buts about it……do you understand that?



The team loses to enhance their their chance to get higher draft picks in the next draft cycle.  That helps the team to rebuild in a quicker fashion.



Steven Adams and his staying in OKC would not benefit the Thunder in the rebuild. Neither would any really good player that is not looked upon as one the team would want on the roster when the rebuild is in its final stages, which could be three to five years in the future.



Rebuilding will test the fans of a franchise.  I suspect that the majority of fans on Reno Street will, in time understand that. And the fact that you can still enjoy the best basketball in the world is not chicken salad, even if the Thunder come up with a loss more times than not during the near future.





About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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