The Oklahoma City Thunder is an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The team competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference. The Thunder plays its home games at Paycom Center. The team was established in 2008 when the Seattle SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City. The name "Thunder" was chosen in reference to Oklahoma's location in Tornado Alley and Oklahoma City as the home of the U.S. 45th Infantry Division, the Thunderbirds. The Thunder qualified for their first playoff berth during the 2009–10 season and won their first division title as the Thunder in the 2010–11 season and their first Western Conference championship as the Thunder in the 2011–12 season, appearing in the NBA Finals for the fourth time in franchise history and first time since 1996, when the team was based in Seattle. The team has yet to win a championship since moving to Oklahoma City. The Thunder is known for having a young and talented team with a strong offense.