When you are in a city that is playing for its first championship in any of the four major sports, you have to come correct for the championship round. And considering Oklahoma City painted a portion of an unused highway in Thunder colors, you can tell they were ready for their team to continue their quest for a title. That’s why you see things like a kid Carlos Boozering his face in honor of James Harden.
But it’s not just that one kid and his buds who were nuts for the Thunder last night. It’s basically everyone. Let’s have a peek.
If we’re being honest, these two are just “standard lunatic fans.” They are dressed semi-wacky, but they don’t take things to the level necessary to be featured on some kind of crazy fans reel. That’s why we’re starting with them, to establish a baseline.
This lady is wearing a tutu and custom sequined jersey that will either be a great memento or a horrible reminder of a team that fell short. That is a costly investment to make in something that could depress you in the near future, not to mention it’s probably very hard to sit on all that tulle.
You’re going to see a lot of fake beards in this post, but these are probably the strongest. They look like black Santa hats without the trim. Needless to say, great look.
This dog is quite obviously two things: 1) a Thunder fan and 2) a boy. Really hope this pup is scared of storms, because irony is my favorite.
If these two are you grandparents, then you have a great life. Also, both of them look more natural wearing that shirt and those glasses than Russell Westbrook did. Easily.
I really hope this guy shared his beard. Better yet, I hope he didn’t and there was a big confrontation about it.
“Dad, can I wear your beard?”
“No, this is my beard.”
“But I want to wear it.”
“So do I. Get a job.”
Something like that would be delightful.
What superhero is this guy supposed to be? Thunderman? Seems logical, if only because “Combination of Captain America, Green Man from ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ and Old Golden State Warriors Mascot Man” isn’t very catchy.
This is literally the worst fake beard I’ve ever seen in my life, including whatever Spencer Pratt had on his face that one time.
The sign game seemed to be on point for the Thunder fans last night too. The one on the right is a pretty straightforward diss, which is always appreciated (though the random cup on the left is very strange). But the one on the left is a big winner. Gentle weather humor always kills.
Come on kids, put on your beards. You are way too old to need bibs.
Assuming these two are a couple, do you think they are a Durant couple or a Harden couple? Double beards and a Harden sign suggest they pull hardest for No. 13, but the inclusion of a Durant sign at all makes me think they are KD fans who just like the look of James Harden. I suppose they could be equally huge fans of both, but that just sounds crazy.
Really like this guy’s approach to Thunder fandom. He already had the afro, so why not just make up a character called “Afro Thunder?” Sure it doesn’t make a lick of sense, but it’s pretty unique. Smart move.
And finally, here is a dad in a fake beard carrying his child who has their hair colored Thunder blue. I like this family and hope they are somehow related to the Russell Westbrook grandparents up top.
As you can see, strong effort from the Oklahoma City faithful last night. I’m not sure where they go from here, but I think it’d be huge if some fan covered their entire body in black hair for Game 2 and went as James Harden’s beard. Outside of that, here’s hoping we see more of the same.