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OKC Thunder: Former No. 2 NBA Draft pick Hasheem Thabeet says he doesn't dwell on the past

New Thunder center Hasheem Thabeet discusses his appreciation for the Thunder organization and his expectations for this season.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 12, 2012

It's a different situation, a new situation. Just come in with a defensive mentality. It's not about the past. It's about what I have now and what I face now. So, again, my work will be the key.

What are you most looking forward to as a member of the Thunder?

Winning. It's been a great winning program so I just got to come in ready to play and establish my position.

How have you handled the expectations that came with being a No. 2 overall pick? Was it too much at times, people expecting you to be a dominant player?

Everybody has different perspectives of the situation. I really don't dwell on my past. This is a different situation. I've got to come in, establish my position and work hard. That's the only thing I can control. I can't control my past. I've just got to enjoy what I face right now.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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