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Gazette staff
Kris Glenn is very proud of his Dennis Rodman autograph. That’s a good thing, too, since Glenn will have it on his bicep for the rest of his life.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Moneyball

Five years since its arrival, the OKC Thunder has benefited from more than $139 million in taxpayer dollars.


News

Clifton Adcock
The sense of community inspired by the Oklahoma City Thunder has captured national attention since the team’s city debut in 2008. From posh luxury boxes to the upper-level $10 seats in the aptly named Loud City, Thunder games amount to a party where everyone is invited.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Du-real estate


CFN

Gazette staff
Chicken-Fried News didn’t realize Kevin Durant still had any ties left to cut with Seattle. But the Thunder superstar, who began his NBA career with the team formerly known as the SuperSonics, recently sold his house on Washington’s Mercer Island for a cool $2.4 million.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nothing but net

A Del City sinks a half-court shot at a Thunder game to win $20,000.


Sports

Rachael Cervenka
Oklahoma City NBA fan Heath Kufahl lined up behind the half-court line at last night’s Thunder game against the Los Angeles Lakers as Rumble began his drum roll and the Chesapeake Energy Arena went silent as he released the ball and said his prayers ... Swish!
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fish takes the bait


CFN

Gazette staff
When Derek Fisher left the Dallas Mavericks in December to be closer to his family in California, only to re-sign with the OKC Thunder a couple of months later, Mavs owner Mark Cuban offered his opinion, which is basically this: Fisher is a back-stabbing megalomaniac who will roundabout his way to another championship ring (because five isn’t enough, clearly).
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hoop it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
The best in women’s basketball battle it out as the 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional thunders into Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno. At 3:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Tuesday, four teams vie for a spot in the Final Four, to be held in N’awlins. Tickets are $35-$48. Call 800-745-3000 or visit chesapeakearena.com.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lil' Wayne wants back in the 'Peake


CFN

Gazette staff
Lil’ Wayne is officially returning to Chesapeake Energy Arena. This time, presumably, he will be admitted entry.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Thunder crazy

Some Thunder super-fans will do and say anything to help out their beloved team — especially if that means acting bonkers.


Sports

Tim Farley
By day, Garrett Haviland is a mild-mannered supervisor for a girls’ group home. At night, he becomes Thundor, a colorful, irreverent Oklahoma City Thunder fan who creates havoc for opposing players.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The sporting life

A newly established sports consortium is tasked with helping OKC leaders pursue various sporting events to bring to the city.


Sports

Tim Farley
Bringing the Summer X Games or a Grand Prix race to the metro area would receive top priority from the Greater Oklahoma City Sports Consortium, a not-for-profit advisory group formed earlier this year.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

KD to the Izzo


CFN

Gazette staff
Jay-Z has a lot of things: like, you know, 17 Grammys, Beyoncé and a Forbes-estimated $500 million.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
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