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Thunder: You fans just keep impressing

by Jenni Carlson Published: May 21, 2012

The Thunder team plane returning from Los Angeles landed in Oklahoma City around 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

It would’ve touched down sooner but massive thunderstorms forced the plane to circle around the city for the better part of an hour.

But when the plane finally arrived, the team was greeted by a couple hundred fans. Thunder reserve big man Nazr Mohammed captured some video of the scene and posted it on his Twitter account. I posted it above. You’ll want to take a look.

Too bad you can’t see the faces of the fans because the folks who were out there deserve mad props.

First, it was 5:30 in the morning.

Second, because the plane was supposed to be in an hour or so earlier, you can guess that some of the folks had been out there for quite awhile.

And lastly, they were standing outside in the middle of a spring thunderstorm in Oklahoma. It was raining hard, and it was lightning like crazy. (And did we mention that these folks were crowded around a metal fence. Last I checked, Gary England did not approve of standing near a metal fence during a thunderstorm.)

This was a dedicated group of folks. Kudos to you, Thunder fans.

by Jenni Carlson
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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