We thought we knew Woj Bombs. We thought we were well-acquainted with how this usually goes.
"Just one more before the long summer," we thought. "Russell Westbrook to the Heat, eh? Corn's coming in mighty nice, I reckon."
They’re gonna have to cancel 2022 summer league and just make it a Thunder intersquad scrimmage.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) July 12, 2019
And who could forget about the purgatory Chris Paul now lives in, bereft of teammates.
Chris Paul: “I cant play with Harden anymore, I want out. Trade me.”— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) July 12, 2019
Rockets: “Okay, done.”
Chris Paul: “Okay great! Am I going to a contender? Only a contender could really trade for me, right?”
Rockets: “Actually you’re going to OKC.”
Chris Paul: pic.twitter.com/FWPh2cvmzN
He genuinely thought he was about to join a Big Three. He's not! Unless Steven Adams and Andre Roberson counts.
CP3 thought they were forming a big 3 ??? pic.twitter.com/QgJsLl9V1G— kyle (@knicks_tape99) July 12, 2019
Congrats, though, Houston? You've earned another award?
Houston fans FINALLY got the 2017 MVP award they wanted.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) July 12, 2019
Can't wait for all Rockets fans to completely 180 and get whiplash while defending why triple-doubles are actually important and a team-first stat.
Of course, it might be a little harder for Russ to get trip-dubs with some big men in his way.
When Russ sees Capela grabbing a rebound pic.twitter.com/mT8qauxIrE— Maple Maggio ? (@kylemaggio) July 12, 2019
Get outta the paint, fella!
Russ could've foretold this years ago, though. We just weren't listening.
Russell Westbrook, to OKC pic.twitter.com/6Zx3fXeWgz— Old Social Posts (@OldSocialPosts) July 12, 2019
Everyone in OKC, make some noise!
It was just a year ago that PG-13 and Russ were running it back, presumably forever.
“We have traded away Paul George and Russell Westbrook for 10 picks in the last week”— Dylan Connolly (@DCONN24) July 12, 2019
Thunder Fans: pic.twitter.com/mpTGZynKCP
Now you've got picks! Glorious picks! Oh, and also Danilo Gallinari.
So, what about these new-look Rockets, though? I'm sure they'll take care of the bal--oh, dear God, NO!!!
At the very least, the Thunder draft well. So their future is bright!
Every long athletic wing who can't shoot might as well go ahead and declare for the draft right now.— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) July 12, 2019
Ahh, right. They've never employed a single shooter. We forgot!
In conclusion, the NBA is broken, better than ever, and 2/3 different than it was even THREE YEARS AGO.
These are the rosters from the 2016 All-Star Game, which was less than three and a half years ago. 26 players suited up and 18 of those players are on different teams (or retired) now. pic.twitter.com/sbLPqTyFdK— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) July 12, 2019
Sweet dreams! You can rest easy now, NBA fans. Probably. Maybe.
“Now that you’ve been traded to Oklahoma City, how many rings do you think you’ll finish your career with?”— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) July 12, 2019
Chris Paul: pic.twitter.com/OxOaZa7T12
No, you can't. CP3 will end up a Laker somehow.