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10 months, 1 week ago on Tuesday Bolts – 12.17.13

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@qrex @small town girl thanks so much! Can't wait!

10 months, 1 week ago on Tuesday Bolts – 12.17.13

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This probably isn't the best place to post this, but does anyone know if the Thunder still give away tickets before each home game? I couldn't find anything on the website. I'm coming home for Christmas (yay!) and am hoping to catch the Raptors game on Sunday, but the flight has sapped my budget.

10 months, 1 week ago on Tuesday Bolts – 12.17.13

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"Reverend Jesse Jackson was in the house tonight. Evidently he’s in OKC for some trial thing and decided to come to the game. He spoke with Clay Bennett and most of the Thunder roster after the game."

 

Seriously? Some trial thing? How about a  protest to demand answers from our local law enforcement about the death of a man in police custody. Any number of things could have happened to the man including but not limited to what the police allege happened, but transparency is a big problem with law enforcement and our local government. If you're going to include a mention of the Reverend it seems important that you mention why he's actually here.

 

That said, nice transition from Jesse Jackson to Reggie Jackson, and yes, he should definitely grow a beard.

1 year, 7 months ago on Nuggets outgun the Thunder, 114-104

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If reporters gave out technicals, Russell Westbrook would be suspended a post-game.

1 year, 7 months ago on TGR 94: The Mental Toughness Episode

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As of yet I'm not lucky enough to have entered the Thunder locker room, so I haven't seen the empty seat in question and am uncertain of its comfort level and allure relative to other seats available to said reporter. Maybe  this person stands to watch the game and hadn't sat down in 3 hours. Maybe Orton's is the nicest chair in the room 'cause of all his seniority and domination of the box score every night. But is there really something wrong with a player pointing out that lockers aren't just places to sit, they're like office desks? Granted our lovable point guard doesn't get an and-1 for diplomacy, but his sentiment is defensible. 

1 year, 7 months ago on KD and the Thunder bounce back and wax the Jazz, 110-87

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Regarding John Rohde's conversation with an MSG employee. "You think Harden indirectly is worth $25 million when Kevin Durant is making less than $17 million?” First of all, I agree completely that the luxury tax penalty would be too hefty for the team to pursue its long-term goals and the right move was made. I know he says "indirectly worth $25," but overall this comparison is like going to the grocery store on a $100 budget, buying two jars of caviar at $45 each then blaming the third jar for costing the same amount when the grocery list is the problem. Another answer would be "This is a really good and really frustrating problem to have. Businesses (including non-LA or NY-based  NBA team rosters and front offices) frequently have to choose between talented employees that may leave to pursue opportunities elsewhere, but most businesses don't make these decisions on such a public stage. It always hurts to lose that talent, but we believe in our ability to develop and compete." It's not a sexy answer, but it's honest.

1 year, 7 months ago on Friday Bolts - 3.8.13

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Regarding the post "Miami is looking for reasons to hate OKC," a few of Miller's points should be addressed. I won't comment on Westbrook's fashion or Senate politics because they aren't related to the team itself, but the arguments about Bennet and McClendon's anti-gay campaign contributions and the team's history in Seattle are salient and should be considered so.

 

The Thunder is often described as "Oklahoma's Team." Well, there are gay Oklahomans and I can assure you there are gay people employed by the Thunder organization. In Oklahoma it's still legal for  a man to be fired from his job for saying, "My husband and I are going on vacation." We can all feel good about the team while we object to the environment in which its employees are asked to work.

 

And regarding the move from Seattle, that is part of the team's history. It's frustrating to think about and it may take away a sliver of the warm and fuzzy feeling we get when we watch KD sink a 3-pointer over an All-NBA defender, but team owners negotiated a shared history with the Sonics franchise even though it seemed like a futile attempt to placate Seattle fans and act like the transition could be smooth when it was never going to be. All in all, we have the team and they're in the NBA Finals but the owners themselves set us up for this continued debate when they moved the franchise.

 

2 years, 4 months ago on Thursday Bolts – 6.14.12

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