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by Darnell Mayberry Modified: April 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm •  Published: July 15, 2008

My past four posts have all included Q&As with players, the team GM and a guy who last week had people briefly thinking the team will be named the Oklahoma City Marshals. While I hope those Q&As were insightful, I figure I better get away from that format in this post.

And so, as the team continues its transition from Seattle here are a couple of Internet sites you can visit to interact with fans of the new team and the NBA in general.

HornetsCentral.com. The name is old, but I assume that will change as soon as the team name is announced. The forums have changed from being primarily a Hornets message board to talk about Oklahoma City’s new NBA team. It’s also not as jumping as it used to be when the Hornets were here, but I assume that also will change as the season draws closer and the team becomes more visible in the community.

RealGM.com. A lot of good NBA fans on the forums on this site. An Oklahoma City forum recently was added and it’s becoming more and more populated. A Seattle SuperSonics forum still exists but might be extinct soon.

InsideHoops.com. There is no designated Oklahoma City forum, but you can talk all things NBA with fans of all teams. There is a 16-page thread about the team’s move, dating back to July 2 and discussion about the official announcement and going up to present-day talk about what the team name should be.

A few other sites also still weigh in on the old Sonics. They’re Seattle-based blogs with longtime Seattle fans, so they might not be great places for OKC fans to engage in actually talking about OKC’s team. But every now and again some of their content is worth a look.

Supersonicsoul.com. They’ve got a post on there now about the Uni Watch contest started by an ESPN.com blogger. You can take a look at their jersey design for yourself.

SonicsCentral.com. This blog has a lot of die-hard Seattle SuperSonics fans, and with the team now gone the topics have transitioned more to what Seattle needs to do to regain a team. I’d expect a few fans to continue following the team when the season starts and regularly post messages on the boards.

And of course there’s this space, which will begin to have more and more content as the season approaches and this city hosts its first permanent NBA franchise. Feel free to add places I didn’t list here. I’m always looking for new places where people are talking about the NBA.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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