OKC Thunder Star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Addresses Comparisons to Team's Former 'Big Three'


After beating Kevin Durant and the Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was asked if the team was like an older version of the Thunder.  

A victory over the Phoenix Suns by a score of 118-110 was achieved by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday evening in Arizona.  

previous NBA MVP Kevin Durant scored 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block against his previous team. OKC rose to 42-18 and temporarily led the Western Conference with the win.  

A lot of people asked Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander how Oklahoma City's new "big three" compared to the team's first star-studded group after the game.  

"I believe there are three of them and three of us." "They're a talented group of guys, but I don't think our games were as good as theirs," Gilgeous-Alexander said.  

These three guys are three incredible basketball players who have done incredible things with this game and have altered the game in a way that will never be reversed.   

We are three young people who are just trying to improve our skills in order to pursue some of the things that they have already accomplished and ultimately achieving our goal of winning an NBA championship.  

Even if they did not win an NBA title together, the trio of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden that the SGA is referring to nonetheless had a lot of noteworthy accomplishments.   

While they were in the Modern Frontier, Westbrook and Durant were both named MVP. Harden would win the award after being moved to Houston.   

Also, this group took the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2012, but they lost to LeBron James and the Miami Heat in five games.   

The team's "big three" of Gilgeous-Alexander, Jalen Williams, and Chet Holmgren are unlikely to win MVP, but Sam Presti and company have built a solid team around them that should give them a good chance of making the NBA Finals.  

Presti has so many draft assets that the Thunder have more time to win because he can draft or trade for good role players who fit Mark Daigneault's scheme.  

It's possible that Oklahoma City will never have three MVPs again, but Gilgeous-Alexander, Williams, and Holmgren all work well together and could be All-Stars for many years to come.   

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