The All-Time Starting 5 For Every NBA Franchise

Oklahoma City Thunder / Seattle SuperSonics

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Guard — Gary Payton

Guard — Russell Westbrook

Small Forward — Kevin Durant

Power Forward — Shawn Kemp

Center — Jack Sikma

Seattle still isn’t over losing its basketball team, as the franchise developed a rather rich history playing under the “Sonics” name for 40 seasons. The three defining players of Seattle’s NBA run are Jack Sikma, Gary Payton, and Shawn Kemp. The latter two led Seattle during the 90s — which saw the Sonics reach the postseason eight years in a row. Sikma was the team’s best player in the 80s and was named a Hall of Famer after an illustrious 14-year career which included nine seasons with the Sonics. Since the team moved to Oklahoma City, two league MVPs have highlighted the Thunder era. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are two of the great players of the last 20 years and would have been extremely fun to watch alongside the likes of Payton and Kemp.