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Oklahoma City Thunder bandwagon: Bob Stoops, Barry Switzer and Skylar Diggins in the house

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.
by Jenni Carlson Published: May 7, 2013

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.


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, 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.



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.

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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