How does "Oklahoma City Thunder” strike you as a name for our NBA team?
"Well, we play against the Wichita Thunder, and I don't like them. A lot of it will have to do with how they market it, but thunder and lightning are certainly something we have a lot of in Oklahoma. Of course, we're named after a sportscoat. ... I just hope our mascot could kick the crap out of theirs.” — Oklahoma City Blazers hockey coach Doug Sauter
"I really haven't even thought about that at all. I still thought they were called the Sonics. I just haven't paid any attention to it.” — Jessica Adams, Heritage Hall girls basketball player
"I guess it's appropriate. I've seen some pretty impressive weather down this way. I know there's been a lot ofcontroversy about the team moving here, but I'm excited about seeing an NBA team here.”
— John Mayberry Jr., RedHawks left fielder
"They could've named it the Warthogs, and I'd have been all over it. I'm so excited to have the NBA here. Of course, I named a basketball team something that nobody could pronounce.” — Chip Land, former owner of the CBA's Oklahoma City Cavalry
"I'm not a big NBA fan, but as a team name it sounds fine to me.