Hey, Thunder fans: You guys are SOOOOOOO screwed! Like, start selling off your season tickets to the highest bidder now and get your money while you can! Because by the time 2016 rolls around, your team is going to be in shambles.
Er, okay. So maybe you don't have to panic just yet. But while discussing the Thunder during Grantland's 2013 NBA Preview, Jalen Rose said that he thinks Kevin Durant is going to leave Oklahoma City when his current contract is up in '16 and join—drumroll please—Dwight Howard and James Harden in Houston. And that's not all! In addition to Durant going to play for the Rockets, Rose also thinks that Russell Westbrook is going to skip town when his current contract is up in order to play for—get ready for it—the Los Angeles Lakers. That would leave the Thunder with, well, a lot of empty seats at their games.
Is this actually based on anything? Absolutely not. But we've gotta give it up for Rose here. We've seen, heard, and read a lot of 2013 NBA previews at this point. And we fux with his because they have little to do with the upcoming season. Instead, they're full of wild predictions about players (and owners!) that are probably not going to actually come true. But if even just one of them does, Rose is going to look like a genius.