Oklahoman Modified: February 15, 2009 at 1:43 am •  Published: February 15, 2009
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Thunder Man has a real name.

He just doesn’t want to share it.

"I’d like to keep my identity secret,” he said.

If someone is willing to dress as a super hero for every Thunder game, keeping his identity secret seems like a fair trade.

Thunder Man debuted at the Orlando game, sitting in the front row almost mid-court on the west side. He’s been back every game since, except when the weather was bad and his mother refused to drive all the way from Edmond.

Turns out, Thunder Man is more boy than man; he isn’t old enough for a driver’s license.

He wears a blue shirt and white shorts, both imprinted with thunder bolts, as well as a black mask that covers his head and eyes. He recently added a white cape on which he adds logos of teams that the Thunder has beaten.

Thunder Man is a big sports fan who also loved super heroes as a kid.

Now, he’s gets to see life from behind the mask. Fans high five him, and a few even asked him to pose for pictures.

"It’s like walking in with a celebrity,” his mother said.

People may not know his name, but they sure know who Thunder Man is.

By Jenni Carlson


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