They Call Him Thunder-Bot

Thunder-Bot (far right) with fellow Thunder fans
Greg Fewell is no shrinking violet at sporting events. Back in high school, he and his buddies painted their faces for football games and worked hard to charge up the hometown crowd. He approached Thunder games with a similar mindset. After all, two of Greg’s friends were already veterans of the Love’s Ultimate Fan contest. When your pals have aliases like ThunDor and Jerry the Heckler, there’s a fair amount of pressure to be unconventional.

“I remembered I had some catcher’s gear and a Darth Vader mask from a thrift store,” said 20-year-old Greg. “So I was like, ‘Yeah, I can do it. No doubt.’”

Greg looked at his creation and saw that it was good. He called it Thunder-Bot.

“Every game we could, we’d dress up, get behind the goal for free throws, yell at the opposing team – just cause as much havoc as possible,” he said.

It was a surprising turn of events for Greg, who had never given the NBA much attention before the Oklahoma City Thunder.

I just didn’t think it had as much passion or as much defense as college basketball,” said the Duncan, OK., native.

He reassessed things when he finally checked out a Thunder game at the Ford Center.

“You could tell with the young players we had, they were really, really exciting to watch and had a lot of upsides,” said Greg.

A journalism student at the University of Oklahoma, Greg promises that Thunder-Bot -- or some cousin -- will return next season for Thunder home games.

The robotic and the non-robotic alike are welcome at THUNDERALLY, the online, interactive community dedicated to 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