Who Thunder players pretended to be growing up

Who Thunder players pretended to be growing up

Before they developed their own style, they were kids mimicking their favorite NBA players. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and other OKC players take us back to those days and players they emulated.

Jenni Carlson

By Jenni Carlson

| Oct 25, 2023, 2:38pm CDT

Jenni Carlson

By Jenni Carlson

Oct 25, 2023, 2:38pm CDT

Every young basketball player has probably tried to copy the Michael Jordan fade away, the sky hook, shooting from Stephen Curry range or just shouted “Kobe” as they threw a bottle into a trashcan. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and these Thunder players discussed the NBA stars they imitated and pretended to be as they were growing up with their minds filled with hoop dreams.

*Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on Allen Iverson.

*Kenrich Williams on Paul Pierce.

*Isaiah Joe on Kobe Bryant.

*Jaylin Williams on Kobe and LeBron James.

*Lu Dort on Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook.

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Jenni Carlson is a columnist with the Sellout Crowd network. Follow her on Twitter at @JenniCarlson_OK. Email [email protected].

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