One of the first things I do in the morning is to check in on our social media sites and see if there are any questions or comments that need our attention. Usually, even after an evening game, there are cycles to the comments we get, spiking at the end of the game and dropping off during the wee hours of the morning as everyone heads to bed.
Looking at all our comments on Twitter and Facebook, that drop-off we usually see overnight just wasn’t there. Fans were commenting about last night’s game straight through into this morning – talking at first about how great the game was and how late they were up, and then talking about how great the game was an how tired they were this morning.
But a small group of fans decided to pull a Thunder all-nighter. At 3:30 a.m., when the team returned from Memphis, a crew of fans was there to greet them. All in Thunder gear, all shouting “Let’s GO Thunder!”, this group made sure that our team got some hometown appreciation following their hard-fought victory.
As The Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry said today, “These cheers still were as boisterous as they would have been inside the Oklahoma City Arena after the final buzzer … That’s what makes Oklahoma City Thunder fans special.”
- Karina Henderson