In this case, the cloudburst is the NBA playoffs.
For a while, Oklahoma had only a few iconic markers. We have rolling plains and lots of wind. We have some waving wheat and a musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Now we have the Oklahoma City Thunder, and we’re really learning to live up to all the rumble, and show the world exactly what it means to Thunder up.
Our hometown ballers swept the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks in the first round of playoffs and, as of this writing, are 3-1 against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of Western Conference playoffs.
If you need to get Thunder-geared to properly Thunder up, check out new shirts at DNA Galleries (1705 N.W. 16th; 371-2460). Whether you’re heading to a game, attending a watch party or just stocking up on swag to support the team, you have options.
Send a message with the “Metta World Piece of $#*@&!” T-shirts in dark and light blue or black and gray, or opt for the mild-messaged OKC tanks in neon, light blue and navy.
Blue Seven (7518 N. May; 604-5199) also has a new batch of playoff-inspired tops. Kevin Durant enthusiasts can pick up a “KD=MVP” T-shirt. Keep it simple with the gray “KD Clutch” design or limited-edition OKC thundercloud tanks if that’s more your style.
At Anabelle’s Galleria (1201 N.W.178th; 359-1189), snag the “Cool Chicks Wear Blue” tee. Hurry, because there are only a few left.
If you want more of a selection, try Lettering Express OKC (2130 W. Reno; 235-8999) for neon racerback tanks that boast the city skyline or a T-shirt with the same design on either the front or back.
No matter how long the rain lasts, it’s time to paint on your Harden beard and sip on one of the many Thunder- and Rumble-themed drinks around the metro. But most of all, it’s time to support your hometown team in style by Thundering up the best way you know how.
Let’s shop, OKC!