Every basketball fan should take the time to marvel at the Oklahoma City Thunder. It is truly remarkable and commendable that in these Twitter-infused, me-first modern times there is still a group of men like this who remain humble, down to earth and bashfully successful.
Jack L. Stein, Seattle
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It is a breath of fresh air to see an NBA franchise (Rolling Thunder, Oct. 25) that cares more about developing players than recruiting them. It's also great to see the loyalty that the Thunder gives its employees and players. However, what's distressing is that the franchise did not give the same loyalty to its former city, Seattle. The Sonics were a great team, and it was heartbreaking to see them go. That pain has now tripled since Oklahoma City is favored to finish second in the West.
Jacob Hamilton, Seattle
I hope your comment regarding Oklahoma City fans being the most appreciative in the NBA did not imply that Seattle fans were not appreciative of the SuperSonics. Just because Seattle taxpayers did not vote for a tax increase in a city that had already built a new baseball stadium for the Mariners and a new football stadium for the Seahawks and had recently remodeled its basketball arena does not mean that we did not love and appreciate the team that was stolen from us.
Although I enjoyed your article about Kevin Durant and the Thunder and their place in the community, I was disappointed that you never mentioned six-year vet Nick Collison, a quiet leader who carried the torch for the team as it moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City.
Scott Baker, Houston