Thunder Fans Weary of Losses


Thursday, November 20th 2008, 7:02 pm
By: News 9


By Jacqueline Sit, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- It's been a long month for the Oklahoma City Thunder, capped by a 20-point drubbing Wednesday night at home against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Some boo birds could even be heard in the stands, and some wonder if there are Thunder fans already giving up on the team.

It's been tough, but fans in OKC say they're not giving up on their new NBA team.

With the Thunder's loss Wednesday night, their record is now at 1 in 11. Boos erupted as fans watched on.

"I would say most people who were at that game last night would not walk away thinking that their team was booed," Thunder Spokesperson, Dan Mahoney said. "Our fans are great; they stay till the end, they cheer for baskets even if it's in a losing situation."

Some fans aren't hiding their disappointment.

"I believe in the ownership, I believe in the general manager and the coach and I just trust that they know what they're doing," NBA fan Ed Lynn said. "They told us that we were not going to have a successful season, so they predicted exactly what's happening, and I say we stick with them, we continue to support the team and I think it'll get better."

But, they're not giving up on the Thunder.

"I think it'll get better," NBA fan Amie Wolfe said. "It's a new city for all the players, so I think we'll do great."

With the return of the Hornets back on their former playground it'll be a big night at the Ford Center. The Thunder will be going head to head against the Hornets Friday night in what is expected to be a sold out game. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m.