While connecting in Miami to my final destination of Trinidad, I figured I would make some Thunder connections. I was stuck in the airport and couldn’t get outside, however. I didn’t see anybody in Thunder blue, but on the jetway I announced to a friendly runway worker that I was from Oklahoma City.
He groaned. A true Heat fan. And then he said, smiling, “Are you going to watch them lose?”
“That last game was tough,” I answered. “But they are young, they could come back.”
“I know, they are so young and so talented!” he said, referring to player Kevin Durant. “I wish I was 23 again!”
Another woman on her way to St. Croix said she, too, was from OKC and quickly headed for her gate.
Thunder Up!” she said down the terminal.
- Yvette Walker
Photo by Bryan Terry: Oklahoma City’s Lazar Hayward, left, Royal Ivey, Cole Aldrich, and Reggie Jackson wait for the start of a practice before Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena, Monday, June 18, 2012.