The Corporate Storm Behind OKC's Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder minority owner Aubrey McClendon celebrates following his team's victory against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals Photograph by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images

For star players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday night’s opening game of the NBA finals will celebrate a long climb to the top of the basketball heap. For team co-owner Aubrey McClendon, whose company’s name adorns the Oklahoma City arena, it may be nice just to have the spotlight on someone else for a change.

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