Wake up Oklahoma City Thunder fans.
Wanted: OKC Thunder fans
Where: Chesapeake Arena
I don’t even know where to begin this rant. I’m shaking my head as I write. I can not believe what I saw tonight and the last several if not all Oklahoma City thunder home games.
Can someone tell me what happened the Oklahoma City thunder fans? Fans remain sitting at the end of the game with a close score?
(Fans remain sitting with less then 2 mins left. 4 point game.)
Worst on a Friday night the fans that get up and leave with two or three minutes left in the very close game.
(Fans leaving 4 point game 2 mins in the game.)
Mind blowing are the seats that remain empty the whole game. If you own tickets why would you not make sure that your seats are filled. I’m sure there are charities with kids that would love to sit in those seats and cheer on the team. It looks so bad on TV to see those empty seats and there are many of them around the arena.
The arena isn’t as involved with getting the crowd into the game like years past.
A couple games ago Russell Westbrook was so angry he came over to our side of the arena with his hands up as if to tell us to get up and cheer.
There were so many games in the past that the crowd literally helped motivate the team to a win.
I’m not going to talk about the game tonight against the New York Knicks only to say it was nice to see Derek Fisher.
The thunder need a lot of help right now even from the fans.
*Be in your seats on time
* Stand up and cheer
* Stay (do you know how many games are won in the last few seconds? Lots!)
Bring back the best NBA fans in the league or risk losing the best players. Simple.
It wasn’t exactly pretty, but it was oh so sweet. Kevin Durant is back. Russell Westbrook is of another world. I finally admitted tonight that Russell Westbrook has taken the place of my beloved James Harden as my favorite player. I know it took a while but I am loyal. You still can’t talk me out of loving James Harden but now I love Russell just a little bit more. I had a really hard time understanding Russell when he first came to Oklahoma City. He’s like a bull in a China store. What you see is what you get. No bullshit. He doesn’t care about that fragile China of yours. He may break all of it but you knew that already because he’s a bull. I personally have never seen an athlete with stronger convictions about winning then Russell Westbrook. He is committed the entire game. He leaves everything, I mean everything out on the court. He has my respect. I will take the tiny amount of bad with the loyal funny passionate hearted bull.
Kevin Durant is not at full throttle yet but it is coming don’t doubt it. He showed us a little preview of what is to come.
Steven Adams looks great with his hair pulled back.
Mitch lost weight.
Did you ever notice how Serge Ibaka puts his finger up to the sky when he misses or makes the basket?
Dion Waiters showed us what he could be…then quickly showed us what he was. Moments of “wow he’s changed” to “ut oh”
The game was so much fun. We started out at Mickey Mantle’s for dinner and met over at Chesapeake for the game.
The lines getting into Chesapeake were outrageous They are now making everyone go through a metal detectors before the game. It took us 40 minutes to get in from a humongous line outside. It’s the worst traffic getting into and leaving the game that I have ever experienced. No one was used to it and everyone was complaining. Plan to get there an hour early if you don’t want to stress the lines.
Our girl Susan the concession lady was there it was great to see her. Russell Westbrook’s number one fan Susan2 was also there with her new short haircut.
Todd, Christin and all the regulars were there. All in all a great night of basket ball.
OKC win 112-106
I confess I still have it bad for James Harden. He was the first Oklahoma City Thunder player to break my heart. Oh I’m sure there will be many more but he will always be the first and I still can’t believe we traded James Harden!So my confession is that even though the Oklahoma City thunder comes first sometimes I forget that when James Harden is around.
I feel so much better now.
Nothing was going to stop us getting to the game even a snowstorm. With accidents all over the city. We got in Lisa’s beast and headed out.
Our ritual is to grab an adult beverage before we head down to our seats from Susan the sweetest lady at the concession by section 115. If you see her say hi!
Before the game started James Harden had a conversation with Russell Westbrook.
You can see all the love here on this video:
We had a girl sitting right in front of us holding up a sign that said “Oklahoma City is number one but my heart belongs to Dwight Howard”
“I love the Oklahoma City Thunder but Dwight Howard has my heart”
She was flirting with him and so were some other girls in the area.
The game is low scoring but the Oklahoma city thunder without it stars still hung in there the entire game.
Then James Harden reminded me why I miss him so much.
Watch the video here:
At one point Dwight Howard got in a fight with the Oklahoma City thunder bench and Scott Brooks
Video here: http://youtu.be/-nZSJsl9AIA
At the end of the game Dwight Howard threw up his jersey to the girl sitting in front of us with the sign.
Lisa and her son Davis got in on the action and Davis was appalled when his mother put the wet sweaty Jersey up to her face.
It was quite comical.
You can see him photo bombing her in the photo above.
Overall a really fun night it’s always great when the Oklahoma City thunder and the Houston Rockets meet. And I get to see the bearded one.
It’s going to be way more fun when Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durrant and the other injured players meet them again.
Final Score: 69-65 Houston wins.
I was surprised that the Thunder held the Grizzles close the whole game and came very close to winning. This is my first home game of the regular season, I was in California the last 4 games and kept up with my team stream app. Friends texted me about Reggie and his antics, He deserves to get paid but come on go out with class, To tell media you are here to fulfill your role while you are here is going to create issues. Which it reportedly did, when Ibaka and Perk froze Reggie out not passing him the ball. Tonight was exciting even with the Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook out. Grizzles move to 6-0 with a final score of 91-89.
The crowd went crazy for Jeremy Lamb at one point in the game.
Oklahoma Thunder is gimping along.
Kevin Durant with his boot
Russell Westbrook with his hand brace.
I suggest that Chesapeake has a Hot Dog called the Serge Dog. I know you know what I mean;-) if you don’t ask your girlfriend or wife to explain;-)
Fan eating Serge dog?
The worst part of the night was sitting behind people that clearly are not use to NBA games. The woman in front of us was cringing every time we cheered! It was so obnoxious. We did educate them but it was sad to see fans not standing and seats empty.
can you feel the tension?
Fans NOT having fun
This week was hard. My favorite Thunder fan passed away. Violet here with Maggie watched a lot of the away games with me, On October 29th Violet Passed away.
Violet and Maggie Thyunder up
The Thunder are 1-5 that’s hard to write that without a little whimper.
Sunday they play the Kings. Lets go Thunder!
Oh how I miss the OKC Thunder and NBA games! A lot has happened this summer in the world of sports. USA won the FIBA World Cup. LeBron James is going back to Cleveland. The NFL is crashing and burning with daily reports of players and domestic violence.
OKC was holding their breath about Kevin Durant’s decision and would we be wearing ugly under armor shoes. He got the money and stuck with Nike. Whew!!
Friends and I went on vacation to Jamaica before the NBA season starts, imagine our surprise when at the resort bar we saw Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City Thunder being represented!
This season We’ve decided to take a trip to Memphis and catch a game with friends that we met here (Skirvin bar) during the playoffs when they came to support Memphis grizzlies.
Excited to see the new guys and our superstars hit the court.
I’m feeling it, we got it, 2015 OKC Thunder!
A bit of Jamaica
Lots of great OKC Thunder sports memorabilia in the silent auction at Festival of Hope. http://heartlineoklahoma.org/about-us/
The event at the National cowboy and Western heritage museum started out with a touching prayer about being available for people in light of what happened this week with Robin Williams suicide.
Videos played of callers calling for help to the Heartline dispatch, and awards were given to volunteers who have gone above and beyond helping the community.
The live auction with a trip to California for four, Tickets to the “Peoples choice awards” a cute puppy, Kevin Durants signed shoe and a sit down dinner with Wanda Durant at KDs Restaurant were all up for bid.
Devon Hahn Chair of the event and team did a great job clearly showing the work that they do throughout the year and bringing warmth and kindness to perfectly organized event.