Thanks to the Oklahoma City Thunder, we're now tragically aware of a Nerd Chic movement digging its frightening tentacles into the NBA. (Our advised response for commissioner David Stern: Go Dress Code Red.)
The Thunder also provided evidence that the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers could stand to hire a few more quick employees. And they've reminded us how astute vice presidentgeneral manager Sam Presti has been in regard to talent acquisition.
But most of this knowledge was imparted during the first two rounds of the Western Conference playoffs.
Our current challenge is to establish a few things we've learned about the Thunder during their first two conference-finals losses to the Spurs in San Antonio.
While some of the troubles are expected to seem less calamitous when the series shifts to OKC, here's a start:
-- Kevin Durant is not very superstar-like while attempting to work off the dribble against shorter defenders named Stephen Jackson and Kawhi Leonard.