Oklahoma City Thunder fans: Angela Love, Blue Hair

Oklahoman Modified: February 15, 2009 at 1:44 am •  Published: February 15, 2009
Advertisement
;

photo - Angela Love’s ‘Temporary Mascot’ outfit quickly became permanent. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
Angela Love’s ‘Temporary Mascot’ outfit quickly became permanent. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
Angela Love had to will herself out the door on the night of the Thunder’s season opener.

She wanted to go to the game.

She just wasn’t sure about her outfit.

"I don’t normally do stuff like this,” Love said, flipping the locks of her neon blue wig. "Opening night, I really had to talk myself into it.”

That night, she figured it was close enough to Halloween to get away with an outrageous look. Blue wig. Feathery boa. T-shirt imprinted with the words "Temporary Mascot.”

"Then, I just kept doing it because I thought, ‘They need it,’” Love said. "They need people willing to do this.”

The veterinary clinic assistant has become a mainstay near the tunnel where the Thunder comes onto the court. She offers encouragement to players and coaches before, during and after the game.

A Celtics fan during the Larry Bird era, Love has rediscovered her passion for the NBA.

"It amazes me every time I come here that I can actually yell at NBA players and they hear me,” she said, recounting she recently told Russell Westbrook that he should’ve been in the slam dunk contest and he smiled. "I enjoy that.”

By Jenni Carlson

   Please Login to your Facebook account to see comments

Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper accused of rape resigns
  2. 2
    Kevin Durant plans on playing for Team USA basketball in 2016
  3. 3
    The most popular NFL jersey in Oklahoma
  4. 4
    Report: Astros to hire former Oklahoma high school star A.J. Hinch as manager
  5. 5
    Ron Gardenhire fired as Twins manager
+ show more