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Oklahoma County judge is asked to decide who gets Thunder tickets

An Oklahoma County judge is being asked to decide who will get two club-level tickets to a third of the home games for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
by Nolan Clay Published: October 10, 2012

Heatly attached a copy of the July 26 check to the motion to dismiss and reported to the judge that the check was written on the trust account of Cohlmia, an attorney.

Healty also reported to the judge that Strube and her husband learned toward the end of last season that Friesen scalped some tickets. The attorney told the judge the Thunder could have dropped Strube as a season-ticket holder because of Friesen's conduct.

Strube's agreement with the Thunder has an “anti-scalping” provision. It permits tickets to be resold only through the Thunder's authorized ticket reseller.

Friesen denies scalping tickets. He said he used all his regular-season tickets except once, when Cohlmia decided at the last minute she couldn't go because of pain from a foot operation. “I ended up selling them at face value. I didn't make a penny off of it,” Friesen said.

Told of the denial, Strube said, “Oh, baloney.”

She told The Oklahoman she knows Friesen scalped tickets to a playoff game. “I saw with my own eyes the tickets on StubHub for a playoff game,” she said.

Strube resents being accused in the lawsuit of fraud. “Why is he suing me because his girlfriend wrote a check on her trust account?” she asked. “I'm not the one doing any fraud.”

The Thunder has its first preseason game Wednesday night in Hidalgo, Texas. The Thunder's first regular-season home game is Nov. 2.

by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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