The excitement of having the NBA Finals in Oklahoma City has impacted more than one workplace as employees, amped up for the game, have been a little distracted. Now some are concerned the NBA Finals could impact the coming primary election, which would occur the same day as a potential seventh game of the series. We think that concern is misplaced. The polls close at 7 p.m. while the game starts at 8 p.m., and citizens can vote early. Those who are serious about voting will do so. Those who claim a game kept them away from the ballot box were never serious in the first place. Some poll workers may miss part of the game, but we have faith in their professionalism. And we’re optimistic the Thunder will make this discussion irrelevant by winning the series early.