Thunder Bandwagon: Kendrick Perkins doesn't care what Miami Heat players think of the Oklahoma City crowd

NBA FINALS — Bill Hader, David Boren, Adrian Peterson and Craig Robinson among famous faces at Chesapeake Arena for Thursday's Game 2.
by Gina Mizell Published: June 14, 2012

The NBA Finals were back at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and the Thunder Bandwagon was rowdy and star-studded once again.

HOW LOUD IS IT?

Heat forward Chris Bosh created buzz following Tuesday's Game 1 when he called the Thunder home crowd, which is generally regarded as one of the loudest in the NBA, “regular.”

Hours later, Magic Johnson posted on Twitter that The Peake was the loudest NBA arena he had been inside.

So who's right?

OKC big man Kendrick Perkins doesn't really care.

“To be honest with you, it don't really matter how (the Heat players) feel,” Perkins said Wednesday. “It's how we feel. I think we got the best fans in the world. At the end of the day, Chris Bosh is just an opinion.”

It's important to note that with the “Heatles” circus that surrounds this Miami squad, Bosh and the rest of these players will see a crowd's best effort at every arena they visit.

SEEN AND HEARD

Here are the famous faces that were inside The Peake for Game 2.

* Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader, who hails from Tulsa, was sitting in the courtside seats that belonged to Lil Wayne Tuesday night. Hader was wearing a blue OKC hat and the white T-shirt given out.

* University of Oklahoma president David Boren and Sooner offensive lineman Gabe Ikard were sitting courtside.

* Former OU star and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was sitting in the row behind Hader. He was shown on the video board midway through the first quarter and held up his white Thunder shirt.

* Oregon State men's basketball coach Craig Robinson was in the house. Robinson is the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama.


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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