Blue Alliance Spotlight - BJ Tallman

How did you get started as a Blue Alliance Captain?

I got started back when the program was first announced. I went to a game and, from that point on, wanted to be a part of everything Thunder. The Blue Alliance was my opportunity to get people who otherwise thought they were too far away to be involved.

What got you hooked on the Thunder?

Initially it was the demeanor and humble ways of all the guys on the team. Then it was the professionalism of the staff at the arena. What has kept me around and always will are simple things like Kevin Durant loading up his van a couple of Christmases ago and delivering shoes to random people around OKC then autographing them.

How many members do you have in your Blue Alliance Chapter?

Right about 200

What’s been your favorite moment as a Blue Alliance Captain?

There have been many great moments, but I believe the best moment is when I was able to recently get an entire elementary school of about 570 kids to chant "Let’s GO Thunder!" and leaving them with a little motivational speech, with the main point being anything is possible if you want it bad enough.

What’s your top goal for your chapter this season?

Now since we are in between seasons, my current goal is to get others motivated to support recovery efforts in the communities hardest hit by the tornadoes.

How many pieces of Thunder gear do you own?

That is a tough question. Tons of clothing, hats, banners, pennants, pictures, balls, little trinkets, autographs, etc. If I could estimate, it’s maybe around 100 different items.

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