Now, don’t get me wrong: if you have a death wish, just walk around downtown Seattle with an Oklahoma City Thunder shirt and “I Love Clay” button. But for the past year we’ve seen the bitterness over the Sonics/Thunder situation translate into slanted anti-OKC coverage and ridicule of our town.
Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer recently visited and reported back to his readers that maybe, just maybe, we’re not all that bad:
Easiest assignment ever: Go to the town that abducted the Sonics and write some impressions.
Or, in other words, sip some Hater-ade and let ‘er rip.
But a crazy thing happened on this disdainful mission. I learned to tolerate Oklahoma City. Then I learned to kinda, sorta like the place. And then, shocker of all shockers, I learned to accept it as an NBA city and stop connecting the Thunder with the Sonics.
(Comment: now, if Jerry had met Mayor Mick, I could see Jerry actually being talked into making Oklahoma City his new home).Thanks to Paige Gregory for bringing this column to my attention!