All I can think of is how this incredible group of young men has unified this city and state like never before.
–Clay Bennett, Thunder Chairman
The crowd watches during the trophy presentation after Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Oklahoma City won 107-99. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
In big ways and in small ways, the Oklahoma City Thunder has closed gaps in Oklahoma.
In houses otherwise divided, the Thunder is a team the whole family can unite behind. The entire state, from Tulsa, Lawton, and the hundreds of other cities and towns in between claim the Thunder as their own.
How have you seen the Thunder pull the whole state together? In your family, your office, your town or city? Let us know in the comments, tell us on Facebook, send us a Tweet, or email us .