Through Thick and Thin


Jason Jackson loves the NBA, and has for as long as he can remember. His top team, bar none, is the Thunder -- despite the fact that this Compton, Calif., resident only lives about a dozen miles from Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center.

“The Thunder plays a big part in my life,” said Jason, who keeps up with the team via an NBA League Pass.

“I have been lucky enough to catch maybe 85 percent of their games the last two seasons. I rush home from work to see my Thunder. The games are usually televised at 5 o clock Pacific Time, which is perfect for me.”

Still, the 31-year-old said he hopes to eventually see a Thunder game inside the Ford Center.

“The atmosphere seemed out of this world when they played against the Lakers in the playoffs,” he said.

“I got goose bumps when the fans gave the team a very long and loud standing ovation after the Thunder lost to the eventual champions. They’re such great fans. They’ve supported the team through thick and thin.”

Jason well understands such fervent loyalty, particularly when it comes to his favorite players: Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka. In fact, Jason said he has borrowed the latter’s signature “Air Congo” move.

“Whenever I do anything right, I do his airplane move to show my happiness,” he said.

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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