There was plenty of star power in the stands at The Peake on Tuesday night.
Sitting just down the front row from the Thunder bench was Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops.
And yes, he wore his team-provided shirt.
Also in the house: former Sooner football coach Barry Switzer; NBA super fan Jimmy Goldstein; former Thunder forward Desmond Mason; former Edmond Santa Fe High standout and current Milwaukee Buck big man Ekpe Udoh; and Skylar Diggins, the former Notre Dame basketball standout recently drafted by the Tulsa Shock.
SHINY NEW SHOES
The Oklahoma City Police Department officers providing security inside The Peake did so a little more colorfully Tuesday night.
Most of the three dozen or so officers sported blue and orange tennis shoes with their uniforms. The shoes were donated to the department by News9 television anchor Kelly Ogle.
Unfortunately, you won't be seeing the officers wearing the new kicks around town. They're only allowed inside the arena on game nights.
CLASSEN SAS STUDENT SINGS ANTHEM
Classen School of Advanced Studies sixth grader Campbell Walker Fields sang the national anthem and did a heck of a job.
He did so well, in fact, that The Peake crowd sang along. That's not something that the Thunder fans normally do, but it was cool to hear a bunch of voices joining in the singing.
MEMPHIS FAN NOT IMPRESSED WITH OKC CROWD
Just like for Game 1, there was a smattering of Grizzlies fans inside The Peake for Game 2. One of the Memphis fans who visited Sunday was a writer for the fan website GrizzGrind.com, and he had some less-than-complimentary things to say about Oklahoma City and its fans.
The worst of it: “The fan base has zero basketball IQ.”
He also criticized the fans for rarely booing, the arena for piping in crowd noise and the people around him for hardly saying anything to him.
The write-up drew plenty of comments from Thunder fans but might deserve only one word.
ROGUE HEAT FAN?
Spotted inside The Peake: A guy wearing a Miami Heat shirt.
Uh, you're either 1,500 miles too far to the northwest or you're a few weeks early.
But hey, doing that Miami-OKC thing again would be fun.