Decision To Play Thunder Game Turns Out To Be Controversial

Tuesday, February 16th 2021, 11:01 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Tuesday night game caused some controversy as Oklahoma continues to weather a major winter storm.

Residents across the state have experienced rolling blackouts throughout the week due to the Southwest Power Pole reaching energy emergency level 3.

Read: SPP Energy Emergency At Level 2; Blackouts Could Happen During Night

Utility companies have asked customers to help conserve energy.

Some Oklahomans were displeased when the Thunder game continued as planned instead of being postponed.

Read: Thunder Move Forward With Game, Will Take Steps To Conserve Power

In a statement to News 9 the city officials issued a statement saying:

“We determined we would greatly reduce power use in the building and still move forward with the game.”

News 9’s Thunder Reporter Steve McGehee has more on the city’s response.