Thunder Alley will continue outside The Peake.
But the watch party is no more.
After the shootings that followed Monday night’s Thunder victory against the Lakers, team officials have decided to continue Thunder Alley’s pregame festivities but to shut it down once the game begins. It’s better than suspending Thunder Alley completely, I suppose, but it’s pretty clear than a vast majority of the people who have packed Reno Avenue outside the arena during the playoffs have done so because they could watch the game there.
So, what do you think of the change, Thunder fans?
I want to hear from you.
Are you sad to see the watch party go? Or do you think it’s the right move?
Has something civic and cool been lost? Or had the event become too big?
Let me know what you think.
And hey, if you went to Thunder Alley to watch any of the playoff games, I’d really love to hear your story. Why did you go? What was it like?