With the legend of stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant growing each time both lace it up for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the opportunity to win a title for this franchise is the greatest it has been since 1996, when they hailed from Seattle and were known as the Supersonics.
That team also had two stars, point guard Gary Payton and power forward/dunk machine Shawn Kemp.
Westbrook and Durant have the potential to shine brighter than their predecessors, and at 34-11, they'll be the favorite to emerge from the Western Conference when the postseason arrives next month.
Frankly, they should be.
The mixture of youth, talent and experience is at a point where they present a tough game for anyone who challenges them, either at home or on the road.
Here's five reasons why the Thunder is ready to emerge from the West and win their first NBA Title.