OKC Thunder Bandwagon: Sights and sounds from Game 5 clincher vs. Lakers

The scene inside The Peake just keeps getting better and better. Of course, it's not every day your team gets to bounce the storied Lakers out of the playoffs.
by Jenni Carlson Published: May 21, 2012
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SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM GAME 5

The scene inside The Peake just keeps getting better and better. Of course, it's not every day your team gets to bounce the storied Lakers out of the playoffs.

SEEN AND HEARD

*You knew this was a big game when Wanda Pratt came back to her seat after halftime wearing her blue Thunder shirt. Kevin Durant's mom hardly ever wears the arena-provided shirt during the playoffs.

And hey, she's Kevin Durant's mom, so she can do whatever she wants.

*The boo birds were still out for Ron Artest/Metta World Peace. Ditto for the signs.

The best one?

World Peace: The Cheapest Player since Ron Artest.

*The sign of the night was reserved for one in the south end of the arena. At the top were pictures of Kobe Bryant and an Academy Award, and at the bottom were photos of Kevin Durant and the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

The words on it: Less Actin', More Action.

Nicely done.

*The Craig Sager Watch continues, and it appears that the TNT sideline reporter reserves his craziest outfits for the bright lights of L.A.

He wore a teal jacket, a blue-checked shirt and a blue-paisley tie.

It was a far cry from the bright lime green jacket he wore for Game 4.

*Spotted: Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, who made an appearance with husband Wade Christensen on the Kiss Cam, and Oklahoma offensive lineman Gabe Ikard.

WHAT A LOOK

To the couple sitting near the court sporting the Russell Westbrook podium outfits: simply awesome.

Both the guy and the gal had on red-framed glasses and fishing-lure shirts from LaCoste. It was so great that we'll give them a pass for not wearing their blue shirts like everyone else in the arena.


by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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