Posted June 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
Oklahoma City was once just a temporary stop for the NBA. Needing a home after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Hornets came to play in a city that was desperate for a major sports franchise of its own. The Hornets eventually went back home, but now Kevin Durant and the rest of the young Thunder might make Oklahoma City an annual summer destination. With a young core and smart management providing a chance for lasting success, there's a good chance this isn't the last time the NBA Finals will be here. And the Heat might be one of the teams frequently coming back. ''Everybody's saying it's a dream finals,'' Miami's Chris Bosh said. ''I was like, dang, let's keep it going, give the people what they want to see.'' It's not quite that simple. Tough decisions will have to be made - tougher now, with new spending rules - and players who seem content in this quiet city now may feel differently in a few years. So the Thunder, who brought a 1-0 lead into Thursday ...
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