OKC Thunder: Mason a life-long Poke

By John Rohde Modified: October 15, 2008 at 7:12 pm •  Published: October 15, 2008
Despite a 122-102 loss at Golden State late Saturday night, Thunder forward Desmond Mason was still able to smile that day.

What transpired earlier Saturday couldn’t have been scripted better for Mason.

Top-ranked OU lost 45-35 to No. 5-ranked Texas in Dallas, and later that night No. 17 Oklahoma State stunned No. 3 Missouri 28-23 in Columbia, Mo.

For Mason, it’s a wonderful day when the Cowboys win and Sooners lose.

"Oh, always,” he said Monday at Tulsa’s BOK Center, flashing a wide grin before scoring 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting in a 110-104 victory against the Houston Rockets.

Mason is unique. He somehow manages to reap love from OU-based Thunder fans despite his loyalty to OSU.

Thunder teammate Kevin Durant is able to do the same despite attending Texas.

Asked what he thinks might happen next week when the Cowboys venture to Austin to play Durant’s now top-ranked Longhorns, Mason said, "I’ll be honest, I’m just worried about us right now.

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