Maybe you have heard about this little bit of secret NBA knowledge, but the Oklahoma City Thunder used to be the Seattle SuperSonics. I know, it’s surprising. Hardly anyone ever talks about this, so you are forgiven if you’ve never heard this covert information.
But anyways, animosity exists between these two fan bases, with some Seattle fans hating the Thunder because they had their team stolen. Understandable, but sometimes it goes too far. Like, for instance, when a Thunder fan is trying to get his haircut in Seattle, only to be kicked out of the chair for cheering for the wrong team. From a recent Yelp review:
The situation. I have a 4pm appointment with Niko, today. I arrive a half an hour early because I took the bus, which I rarely do so it’s better to be early than late.
I’m sitting there reading an old ESPN magazine when John starts ranting about how 63 percent of people polled in Seattle are supporters of the NBA Thunder team and the rest are not, something to this extent. He goes on to call anybody in Seattle who supports this team complete idiots and wonders where they are; he’s never met them etc. I mention to him casually, as in, casual barbershop sport talk manner, that I am Thunder fan and have been a fan of Kevin Durant since he played in Seattle. I go on to ask him how the Thunder owner stealing the Super Sonics from us relates to rooting for Kevin Durant and other former Sonics players.
John says, “There’s the door.” And gives me a rude, I just ate a piece of sh*t for breakfast look.
I mention that he’s not the person appointed to cut my hair and he’s taking this thing super seriously. He says, “yes I am taking this super seriously.” At this point, a solid “WTF” is going through my head. There’s at least 8 people in the shop and it’s dead quiet, my barber obviously isn’t backing me up even though this asshole is about to cost him business of a loyal customer of almost 2 years so I go up to John, look him in his face and say, “Alright then.” I go to Niko, “alright then Niko”…”Alright then, Rich.” And then I’m out, never to return.
Obviously, since this is the internet and trickery happens, this could be a fake story. As long as we all agree that could be the case, we can have some laughs about this actually being the case. Why would you make this up? And if you did, why would you post it as a Yelp review? I’m choosing to believe it’s real because it’s hilarious and that’s how I want to live my life.
Besides, don’t you want the world to be a place where barbers can kick people out of their shops for the dumbest reasons? Me too. It makes things way better, like a real life version of “Barbershop,” which I haven’t seen since sophomore year of college but I am assuming it is exactly like this. Or maybe it’s like those old Nike barbershop commercials from the 90′s, only far more angry.
Whatever the case, this just goes to show you that the only thing that can come between a man and cutting hair is deep-seated hatred for people he has never met that should be playing sports in his city. I think we all knew that was the case, but it’s glad to have some evidence to back it up.
(via That NBA Lottery Pick)