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OKC Thunder Bandwagon: Thunder fans invade American Airlines Center; Troy Aikman spotted

The Thunder Bandwagon didn't just roll on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center — it rolled all over the Mavs.
by Jenni Carlson Published: May 5, 2012


The Thunder Bandwagon didn't just roll on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center. It rolled all over the Mavs.


*Thunder fans invaded the AAC. There were at least 1,500, though it's difficult to put an exact number on them since many wore blue just like the Mavs fans. Regardless, they were loud and proud. Darn impressive.

*A Thunder fan who only gave her name as Melissa S. bought upper-deck tickets for Game 4 on Craigslist. It required a bit of, um, fibbing. She told the Mavs fan who was selling them that she was a Mavs fan, too. All's fair in love and playoffs, right?

*The Jumbotron went looking for Mavs fans who weren't wearing their “All In” shirts, trying to goad them into putting them on. But the fun proved difficult. The camera kept landing on Thunder fans who wanted no part of the Mavs' shirts.

*Dallas Cowboys legend Troy Aikman was in attendance. Interesting side note — the quarterback who grew up in Henryetta was wearing a black shirt, not the blue “All In” shirt. Hmm.

*Spotted: Thunder super fans “Thundor” (Garrett Haviland) and “Thunder Princess” (Nauzi Jagosh).


What the Twittersphere had to say during Game 4:

@NotBillWalton: Kendrick Perkins is out with a hip injury. On the verge of a sweep, Mavs have desperately resorted to the Cobra Kai defense. #SweepTheLeg

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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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