Thunder Ink

Two years ago, Shua McCulloch didn’t care a whit about NBA basketball, or any sport, for that matter. Instead, the Oklahoma City native and budding musician was all about music, listening to everything from ‘70s-era Cat Stevens to Green Day.

“Football, basketball, it didn’t matter – I just wasn’t interested,” he said.

Then Shua and his wife, Myranda, caught a Thunder game on TV, a November 2009 matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers that went into overtime.

“And from there, I was hooked,” said Shua, 25.

The couple started going to the games and catching the away games on TV.

Shua proudly wears his Thunder pride on his sleeve. Well, he wears it on his left arm, to be precise, since it now boasts a Thunder tattoo.

“Why not get a Thunder tattoo and show what a huge fan of them I am?” he asked rhetorically. “If I ever had the opportunity to be able to meet the entire team, I think I’d faint. And I’m not one who’s prone to fainting.”

But what about if the team changes its logo in a few years?

“Would I get that follow-up tattoo with the new logo? Absolutely,” he said.

The tattooed and the non-tattooed alike are welcome at THUNDERALLY, an online interactive community devoted to the Thunder faithful.


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