Found October 25, 2013 on Hoops Manifesto:
High flying slam dunks, gorgeous crossovers, a beautifully executed give and go - basketball is an art form.  So, with that in mind, The Hoops Manifesto is putting an artistic twist on your run of the mill NBA team previews: our previews for all 30 NBA teams will take the form of a haiku.  Next up: Oklahoma City Thunder  
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