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Talking with a Thunder expert about OKC's chances against the Spurs

J.A. Sherman of Welcome to Loud City and J.R. Wilco talk about Spurs vs. Thunder.

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It's weird how sports friendships happen. By all accounts, I shouldn't like J.A. Sherman. He loves the Thunder, runs Welcome to Loud City, and likes Russell Westbrook, for crying out loud. But in spite of all of those strikes against him, we get along famously and he's one of the first people I'll be looking up the next time I get back to the nation's capital.

With the NBA's off-season hovering around its mid-point, Sherman and I started a conversation that we're still in the middle of. I decided to let you guys follow along while we talk about the summer that the Spurs and Thunder had, the changes the rosters have undergone, what we can expect of each team in their shared season opener, and what's worth crying about.

As always, we're using ReplyAll to facilitate the conversation, and you can sign up for automatic updates if you want to stay up-to-date.

For anyone interested, ReplyAll is a fantastic and incredibly easy to use tool that enables conversations. Since I started doing the Fraternizing with the Enemy series of conversations back in 2010, it is the innovation that changed the process from the clunky mess it was, to the breeze it is today. Instead of cobbling together mounds of text from a dozen emails and wrestling with formatting, I can focus on the conversation and let a single line of HTML do the rest. Anyone who can benefit from such a tool should definitely check them out.