Oklahoma City Thunder fans: Derrick Seys, Brick Man

By Jenni Carlson Modified: February 15, 2009 at 1:43 am •  Published: February 15, 2009
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Familiar fan nearly didn't make it to Ford Center this year

Derrick Seys always planned to bring his wackiness back to the Ford Center.

He just wasn't sure it would be as Brick Man.

Seys became a familiar figure during the Hornets' tenure in Oklahoma City, sitting on the front row in the south end, wearing a foam brick on his head. But when it looked like he might not be able to buy Thunder season tickets, he considered a change.

His plan: buy a ticket to every game and wear a “Where's Waldo?” themed costume.

Then, season tickets became available about a dozen rows up in the north end.

The Brick Man liveth.

“It's really my civic duty,” Seys deadpanned.

The aeronautical engineer has a routine for opponent free throws. He puts on his brick, which regularly gets a fresh coat of red paint, and he whistles and waves one of his homemade signs.

Seys is glad to have seats where the Brick Man can do his thing.

“Somebody's looking out for us,” he said. “Act of Clay Bennett?”

He laughed.

“I don't know the reason. Just happy to be here.”


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