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OKC Thunder: TNT analyst Greg Anthony calls Thunder best team in Western Conference

Anthony played one season with Seattle SuperSonics
by Mel Bracht Published: December 18, 2013

Has anything surprised you about the team?

Not really. I always thought that Jeremy Lamb and Reggie Jackson were going to be good players. I love the way they were brought about, in Jeremy's case, in particular, that was more the prototypical way players were developed. You came in, you took a year or two to learn the system and figure out how you could have an impact in the system. Reggie obviously got pushed a little further along because of the injury (to Westbrook). They both have been a joy to watch. They still make mistakes that young players will make, but they have had just a terrific impact. I didn't think rookie Steven Adams was necessarily ready at this level, but I was wrong. He has had more impact then I thought he would. He's big and physical. You need to have versatility on your roster, you need to be able to play a variety of ways and he gives them that option.

Do you prefer calling games or working in the studio?

I love it all. I love the opportunity to be associated with the game, to have it be the essence of what I do for a living. How cool is that? Both games are obviously different in terms of college and pro and there is a different dynamic in doing studio as opposed to calling the game. It's all a joy and I'm really fortunate in that I get to work with some awesome people on both sides. It's been great. This wasn't even a dream for me but has turned into one because I never envisioned myself doing this for a living after playing.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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