When the Thunder signed Hasheem Thabeet last July, news of the deal created a chain reaction that consisted of two interrelated things. Confusion. And comedy. People, fans and media alike, didn't understand why Oklahoma City was taking on a player many had been written off as a bust. Their bewilderment led to the Thunder becoming the butt of jokes. Eleven months later, the Thunder is now inching closer to getting the last laugh.
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