Went to the Thunder game last night. Celtics came to town. I hate the Celtics. Grew up a Lakers fan, for no reason. I mean, I wish I grew up on the beach, going to games at the Forum. But no, just grew up here watching the Purple and Gold on TV in the days of Magic and Kareem.
So, still a Lakers fan. Still get NBA League Pass to watch their games. Still hate the Celts. The Finals last June were brutal.
So the Doc Rivers-led squad rolled to the Ford Center on Wednesday night and rolled over the Thunder. OKC put up a fight in the first, then laid down as the best team in the Eastern Conference methodically played their game and beat OKC beat 13.
Had great seats for this game. Attending an NBA game in OKC has always been an entertaining experience. Almost like attending a concert there. It’s as much for the atmosphere and seeing everyone as it is for the hoop.
I missed last night’s game as the Thunder won its first game ever.
ESPN ranks all 30 NBA teams each week in Mark Stein’s power poll. With last night’s win, the Thunder climbed to No. 27. My Lakers are now No. 1.
Jackie Cooper BMW sponsors our post-game videos. We tape these at the Ford Center after each home game, and will likely tape some in the studio following the road affairs.
Damon Fontenot shot last night’s game, he then taped Berry Tramel and Darnell Mayberry breaking down the Thunder’s win. Jackie Cooper BMW provided us with a 30 second broadcast commercial. He were able to get a high res file to upload and cut it to a :15. We then included it with the opening animation, with a JC BMW bumper graphic – as you’ll see within the first 30 seconds of this video.
Demand may outweigh supply at the Ford Center. Mike Baldwin talks with me earlier today about the remaining Thunder seats.
One of several videos we produced today in the OPUBCO Studios, Mike Sherman and Mike Baldwin talked about tomorrow’s press conference to announce – officially – the team name of the OKC NBA franchise.