The Thunder Has Changed That

Although Melanie Seestedt lives in a city that boasts two NBA teams, she admits she wasn’t interested in pro basketball until the advent of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

“I have never been a fan of basketball, but the Thunder has changed that,” said the 34-year-old schoolteacher. “I appreciate the sport much more. I never had a basketball team to root for, so when Oklahoma got one I decided to be a Thunder fan.”

Melanie has caught the Thunder when the team has been in L.A. to play the Lakers or Clippers, but she has yet to see a game in Oklahoma City. Still, she has seen enough Thunder games on TV to have a definite feel for game nights at the Ford Center.

Melanie said she was particularly struck by how Thunder fans created seas of blue and white during the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

“That was so awesome to see the Thunder fans stand behind their team when the Lakers played in OKC,” she said. “Thunder fans are just the best!”

The Thunder faithful can be found at THUNDERALLY, an online, interactive community for Thunder fans.

Phil Bacharach is the Director of Corporate Communications for the Thunder. He is looking for die-hard Thunder fans throughout the world. If you or somebody you know bleeds Thunder blue, contact Phil by clicking here