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rico
08-28-2008, 10:46 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3556706



Associated Press

Updated: August 27, 2008, 6:24 PM ET

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City's new NBA franchise has finally set a date to announce its name and team colors.

The team said Wednesday that it would unveil the name and colors simultaneously on its Web site and at a downtown event Sept. 3.

Clay Bennett's ownership group has applied for trademarks for six names: Thunder, Energy, Wind, Marshalls, Barons and Bison.

Oklahoma City television station KOCO has reported that the choice will be Thunder, but Bennett has refused to comment on what the name will be.

The former Seattle SuperSonics announced on July 2 that they would be moving to Oklahoma City.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

Nets fan 93
08-28-2008, 10:51 PM
Did you think they would never announce it?

dbow1920
08-28-2008, 11:05 PM
actually yes

Beno7500
08-28-2008, 11:19 PM
They should have stayed in Seattle.

rico
08-28-2008, 11:27 PM
Did you think they would never announce it?

heh no, i knew they would.

just thought i would share the knowledge in case there were anyone who were super excited to watch it lie/see it first.

Nighthawk
08-28-2008, 11:40 PM
i heard that the name THUNDER was released. Does this mean it may not be the thunder???? I hope its Barons...sounds the best out of those choices

97'bulls
08-28-2008, 11:56 PM
I thought it was agreed that they were the thunder

sacgiants1213
08-28-2008, 11:59 PM
i hope it's not "energy" that just sounds like it would be a wnba team name or something

Reezy
08-29-2008, 12:11 AM
i hope it's not "energy" that just sounds like it would be a wnba team name or something
Or a D-League team, OH WAIT IT IS A D-LEAGUE TEAM. :laugh:

rhino17
08-29-2008, 01:42 AM
I thought they had decided on thunder too

rhino17
08-29-2008, 01:56 AM
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9794/oklahomacitythunderconcwv0.png

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6901/oklahomacitythunderconchn7.png

i found these

kyomack
08-29-2008, 02:04 AM
make a poll for the name we want...i would go with barons

rico
08-29-2008, 02:08 AM
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9794/oklahomacitythunderconcwv0.png

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6901/oklahomacitythunderconchn7.png

i found these

great find. whether thats it or not props to the designer :) i think their coors should be black and gold (yellow) though if its the thunder, that would be sweet. kinda like the 2k team with the lightning bolt, but better outfits of course. but that yellow.

anyway really cool design i think.

Fireworld
08-29-2008, 02:35 AM
announce it already!

Hellcrooner
08-29-2008, 02:50 AM
This team should be boycotted by true nba fans al aroudn the world.
Dont buy shirts, merchandise, stickers, dont BUY anything that remotely says OKC whicheveridontcares.
They robbed all of us a classic, classy , Historic franchise.

DreamShaker
08-29-2008, 02:53 AM
i hope it's not "energy" that just sounds like it would be a wnba team name or something

Yeah that is absolutely the worst name...but the wind is bad as well....

Hellcrooner
08-29-2008, 03:24 AM
everything about that team sucks

S.J.Basketball
08-29-2008, 03:37 AM
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9794/oklahomacitythunderconcwv0.png

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6901/oklahomacitythunderconchn7.png

i found these

Wow. If that's legit....just wow....ugly man. Thunder? LoL how creative.....pfft

What happened to good team names? Whenever an expansion team is made it has the wost name ever. terrible and unimaginative.....

theimortalone
08-29-2008, 04:28 AM
Those are some ugly *** Jerzeys!!!

fredv
08-29-2008, 05:18 AM
Ugly colors, ugly jerseys, ugly name. They should of went for Barons in Black and gold. That was tight. Anyway, nice find, they look legit.

_Sn1P3r_
08-29-2008, 09:32 AM
Ew the jerseys are ugly. I would also prefer Barons.

Mile High Champ
08-29-2008, 09:53 AM
The thunder is such a terrible name. How can that last, how can you associate great players with a sound. "Ohh he was the best thunder of all time", how does that even make sense. At least if you say Celtic, Laker, Bulls ect, it refers to something you can see and actually associate a player as being that. How can a player be the best sound of all time. Anyone see how silliy it will sound when they honor a player as being the best thunder of all time.

Tom81
08-29-2008, 09:53 AM
They should have stayed in Seattle.

yeah they should

Mile High Champ
08-29-2008, 09:55 AM
Wow. If that's legit....just wow....ugly man. Thunder? LoL how creative.....pfft

What happened to good team names? Whenever an expansion team is made it has the wost name ever. terrible and unimaginative.....

My team's name was named after a hit movie in that summer when they were picking the team name. Jurrasic Park. Im so glad we got rid of the purple Dinosaur on the front of our jersey..hahha

Mr Wonderful
08-29-2008, 10:01 AM
I mean...what the hell was a Super Sonic? Everyone will get used to it eventually.

But those logos look more like Lightning...no Thunder. LOL

B_A_
08-29-2008, 10:20 AM
The term supersonic is used to define a speed that is over the speed of sound...and was used in relation to Boeing--a huge economic influence in Seattle, (before Microsoft of course). It was actually creative...WIND WAS ACTUALLY AN OPTION?!!? WTF!! Are you kidding me?!?

I guarantee you that Thunderstruck by AC/DC will be over-played before every game, throughout every game, and after every game!

I hate Clayton Bennett, Stern, the F-ing name Thunder, the Logo, the colors, and the uniforms. It was a travesty of justice and now the a-holes are embarrassing themselves with this so-called organization. Durant will be getting out of "OKC" as quickly as possible. This team will be a joke for a long time!

Mile High Champ
08-29-2008, 10:36 AM
I mean...what the hell was a Super Sonic? Everyone will get used to it eventually.

But those logos look more like Lightning...no Thunder. LOL

Yeah but its no where near as bad as thunder.. its the worst name in the nba by far... I will never get used to it.

pwest6
08-29-2008, 10:48 AM
The thunder is such a terrible name. How can that last, how can you associate great players with a sound. "Ohh he was the best thunder of all time", how does that even make sense. At least if you say Celtic, Laker, Bulls ect, it refers to something you can see and actually associate a player as being that. How can a player be the best sound of all time. Anyone see how silliy it will sound when they honor a player as being the best thunder of all time.

Eventually someone will say Dwyane Wade was the best Heat of all-time and that doesn't make sense either.

cubulls
08-29-2008, 10:48 AM
That franchise is going crash and burn. They will be the laughing stock of the league. Stern + Bennet= Douche Bags...

Phitin' Phan
08-29-2008, 11:03 AM
I would go with the Barons that is a solid name. It is just a disgrace that the Sonics left Seattle. It better not be the Energy or the Wind, those names sound like team names you make up for 5 year old soccer.

Cavs_Fan24
08-29-2008, 11:06 AM
its kinda exciting. i cant wait to see what it looks like.

i still think they should've stayed in Seattle though..

Hellcrooner
08-29-2008, 12:12 PM
ABout bad names logos uniforms and concepts no one can beat Raptors, come on, they whojudl have changed it already can you pay for 30 years for an stupid decision based on a movie 10 years ago?

About thunder.

HTe greatest thunder of all time is still

CHOCOLATE THUNDER.

rico
08-29-2008, 12:55 PM
^- why not chocolate rain. they can have tay zonday sing as their intro music XD

LayZbone
08-29-2008, 01:08 PM
Eventually someone will say Dwyane Wade was the best Heat of all-time and that doesn't make sense either.

also best magic of all time and best jazz of all time sound weird. You'd have to say best Heat player of all time.

MassoDio
08-29-2008, 01:19 PM
Overall, I think the uniforms look good. I think it is terrible that they moved the team. The Seattle fans got screwed, and I feel really bad for them. My father was from Oklahoma though, so I will not wish the team or players any ill will. I hope they succeed. I like a lot of their players. The ownership can suck dick.
The Thunder is no worse of an name than the Heat, Magic, or Jazz when it comes to the Best _____ ever. I actually liked the name the Barons, but meh, whatever. They won't be my favorite team, but because of my family roots, I will cheer for them to succeed as a team.

ryguy2k7
08-29-2008, 01:28 PM
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9794/oklahomacitythunderconcwv0.png

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6901/oklahomacitythunderconchn7.png

i found these

Those look way too similar to the Cav's jerseys.

fredv
08-29-2008, 03:12 PM
So I found out that those jerseys are not the official one's. A guy is just having fun making random jerseys. Here's his website, he made new jerseys for every NBA team and has also created new one's. Btw, I really like the "throwback" Celtic one.

http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b54/InsignionDesign2006/

fredv
08-29-2008, 03:39 PM
If we are at it. I also found the finalist's for the OKC design-your-uni contest. Some are really funny.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2713361347_4bb29dafc7_o.png

http://www.stevenlittledesign.com/OKCcyclones.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/2713414801_59caa5600a_o.png

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2713924523_325af62ea0_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/2716901472_f303f5eb49_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2714480038_5858493662_o.jpg

Lol to the last one, probably a Seattle fan. :D

rico
08-29-2008, 08:51 PM
cyclones colors/style looks way better than the others. good find. i really hope they dont have cavs colors thats kinda silly.

yboord028
08-29-2008, 08:53 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/2713414801_59caa5600a_o.png

:laugh2:

I love how they used the logo from Madden.

dre1990
08-29-2008, 09:06 PM
marshalls would be a cool name

Rome
08-29-2008, 09:16 PM
I agree with a lot of you, if your gonna move an NBA team at least come up with a creative name that has something to do with the city or state its moving to. Thunder is just ridiculous. What genius thought of that.... Dee Dee Dee

NBAkYD
08-29-2008, 09:16 PM
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9794/oklahomacitythunderconcwv0.png

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6901/oklahomacitythunderconchn7.png

i found these

Cool GFX but HORRIBLE choice of colors. Its thunder, which is always associated with dark red.

bigmac8675
08-30-2008, 01:45 AM
I guess out of the names that I have heard Baron's would be the best..... maybe with black jerseys or something mean looking. None of this WNBA-style looking jerseys.

Yogi
08-30-2008, 08:14 AM
They should make them called the Bombers.

rico
08-30-2008, 08:28 AM
They should make them called the Bombers.

i said thought that too. but ppl would whine about that because of yanno. but it really does have a good ring to it. :o

FlawlessKB24
08-31-2008, 05:24 PM
the logo was actually leaked.....
1 word: ouch

http://nbaokc.blogspot.com/2008/08/huge-logo-leak.html

kntresistheheat
08-31-2008, 06:13 PM
:down::crazy::laugh::laugh2::laugh:







the logo was actually leaked.....
1 word: ouch

http://nbaokc.blogspot.com/2008/08/huge-logo-leak.html

_Sn1P3r_
08-31-2008, 06:28 PM
the logo was actually leaked.....
1 word: ouch

http://nbaokc.blogspot.com/2008/08/huge-logo-leak.html

Lmao. That is a pretty ugly Logo.

vigilantex69
08-31-2008, 06:50 PM
great find. whether thats it or not props to the designer :) i think their coors should be black and gold (yellow) though if its the thunder, that would be sweet. kinda like the 2k team with the lightning bolt, but better outfits of course. but that yellow.

anyway really cool design i think.

Yea I think they look great. I also like the name OKC Thunder. Sounds good. Props to the jerseys as well.

vigilantex69
08-31-2008, 06:54 PM
everything about that team sucks

Dude, you keep saying you hate them so much. Your a Lakers fan. Weren't the Lakers from Minnesota? Don't you think there were a bunch of pissed off fans when they moved from there? Fact is, Seattle didn't support them, now their in OKC. It's called capitalism

Yogi
08-31-2008, 06:54 PM
That basketball is ugly as ****.

Reezy
08-31-2008, 06:59 PM
That basketball is ugly as ****.
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rico
09-01-2008, 02:39 AM
the logo was actually leaked.....
1 word: ouch

http://nbaokc.blogspot.com/2008/08/huge-logo-leak.html

wow. good find. bad logo and font and wow. id go with some of those concept designs up there before i would that. theres a lot of orange in that logo i wonder if that indicates their colors at all.

Devils05
09-01-2008, 01:59 PM
That sucks

KG#1
09-01-2008, 04:45 PM
not the worst thing ive ever seen

chi-town kid
09-01-2008, 07:23 PM
OKC Thieves would be perfect

SAVAGE CLAW
09-01-2008, 07:32 PM
http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/baloncesto/nba/es/desarrollo/1160149.html

What an awfull logo...

Nets fan 93
09-01-2008, 07:35 PM
cool. crappy pic tho

RoyalG333
09-01-2008, 07:47 PM
oh man OKC Thunder? Sounds like a WNBA team. Or the American Gladiators.

_Sn1P3r_
09-01-2008, 07:59 PM
Ew the logo is ugly. Oh well, welcome to the NBA 'Thunder'.

RoyalG333
09-01-2008, 08:02 PM
I guess its better than the Unicorn.

ink
09-01-2008, 08:06 PM
Kinda reminds me of ...

http://images.google.ca/images?q=atlanta%20thrashers&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

and ...

http://images.google.ca/images?q=new%20jersey%20nets&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

... except that it's super cheaply done. I hope that is not really the logo. :pity:

knicks1214
09-01-2008, 08:08 PM
Lol that's old news. When they first released the schedule, they said the name was the Thunder by accident.

Bubba17
09-01-2008, 08:30 PM
They arent officially releasing the name and logo and colors until September 3rd so hopefully that isnt the logo.

SAVAGE CLAW
09-01-2008, 08:38 PM
i bet ten dollars that theyr Puppet will be a Blond long haired Redneck with squared shirt with a Ball in one hand and Thors Hammer in the other.

dre1990
09-01-2008, 08:48 PM
i liked barons better

rico
09-01-2008, 08:58 PM
hm another thread? this is in the okc thread i made a few threads down? same information & logo are in it.

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265519&page=4

IRUAM #21
09-01-2008, 09:04 PM
Im not feeling the name or the logo 2 much

SAVAGE CLAW
09-01-2008, 09:08 PM
Didnt see it, Sorry.

Can some Mod Delete or Merge this one?

Peace.

MGB
09-01-2008, 09:25 PM
I like that Cyclones Uni/colors, that's pretty tight.

njnets
09-01-2008, 10:25 PM
why is one of your links a NJ nets logo? there logo aint bad.

lakersrock
09-01-2008, 11:19 PM
This team should be boycotted by true nba fans al aroudn the world.
Dont buy shirts, merchandise, stickers, dont BUY anything that remotely says OKC whicheveridontcares.
They robbed all of us a classic, classy , Historic franchise.

Would you please quit not knowing what you're talking about. THEY didn't do anything, Bennett bought the team from an idiot who sold it to an owner from OKC. If you want to blame someone, blame Shultz for being an idiot or Bennett for being a liar. Leave Oklahomans (they) out of it.

RoyalG333
09-01-2008, 11:23 PM
Why Thunder? Sounds so lame. I guess I said the same thing when I heard the Raptors. What happened to the Plural names? Heat Jazz and Magic are the only singular names. I guess we can add Thunder to that list.

Big Zo
09-02-2008, 05:44 AM
Why Thunder? Sounds so lame. I guess I said the same thing when I heard the Raptors. What happened to the Plural names? Heat Jazz and Magic are the only singular names. I guess we can add Thunder to that list.

No offense, but "Lakers" is also a pretty lame name to begin with and then when you add the fact that there aren't any lakes in Los Angeles it becomes completely ********.

Apophis
09-02-2008, 06:23 AM
No offense, but "Lakers" is also a pretty lame name to begin with and then when you add the fact that there aren't any lakes in Los Angeles it becomes completely ********.

This is why they were called the Lakers...


The Lakers' franchise was founded in Detroit (Detroit Gems) before moving to Minneapolis, where the team got its official title from the state's nickname, Land of 10,000 Lakes,[2] and won five league championships within the various leagues before locating to Los Angeles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Lakers

It may sound pretty lame because they are in Los Angeles, but if you look at the history of the team, the name makes sense.

NBAkYD
09-02-2008, 06:24 AM
There also isn't any connection of Hornets to Nola, Grizzlies to Memphis, Jazz to Utah, or anything with anything given any relocation before the Ravens protocol

Big Zo
09-02-2008, 06:52 AM
This is why they were called the Lakers...



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Lakers

It may sound pretty lame because they are in Los Angeles, but if you look at the history of the team, the name makes sense.

I know they played in Minnesota, but still. "Los Angeles Lakers" and "Utah Jazz" are the stupidest names in the NBA. And yes, i'm aware that the Jazz played in New Orleans.

LakersKB24
09-03-2008, 06:13 PM
It's official... The name will be Thunder and the logo is really the one that was leaked on that basketball... That blue and orange or red one...
I think they could have done better^^

http://www.nba.com/thunder/

fredv
09-03-2008, 06:17 PM
HAHAHA! Worst logo in the NBA HISTORY. Good job to start out a new team.

Yogi
09-03-2008, 06:23 PM
I wonder what the jerseys look like, if they're good then I won't care as much about the logo.

97'bulls
09-03-2008, 06:25 PM
haha that was the name of one of the made up teams in nba 2k8

Rome
09-03-2008, 06:34 PM
Haha Look out everyone its gonna Thunder in the NBA!!!

How does the Seattle fans like this?

rico
09-03-2008, 06:42 PM
It's official... The name will be Thunder and the logo is really the one that was leaked on that basketball... That blue and orange or red one...
I think they could have done better^^

http://www.nba.com/thunder/
too bad the website has no detials or anything - atleast it isnt loading for me.
but yeah im kinda anxious still to see their uniforms. the logo is horrible, but a good uniform could make up for that.

thefeckcampaign
09-03-2008, 06:43 PM
make a poll for the name we want...i would go with baronsbetter name indeed.

THE_FLASH_21
09-03-2008, 07:03 PM
I feel Bad for K-Dur!!!

cubulls
09-03-2008, 07:18 PM
I feel Bad for K-Dur!!!

With a stupid nickname like that, he deserves to play for the Thunder squad.

knowledgeGOD
09-03-2008, 08:47 PM
thunder is so friggin whack

tru_warrior
09-03-2008, 08:56 PM
Warriors fan here...really upset that Oklahoma City practically stole everything to make up their new franchise. Stole the team from Seattle...stole the Thunder nickname from the Warriors mascot...as well as the Warriors team colors of blue, orange, and yellow.

Unbelievable.

Beno7500
09-03-2008, 09:04 PM
Really bad choice of name and colors.

cubulls
09-03-2008, 09:24 PM
The NBA should combine the Thunder and the Bobcats and call them the Thundercats. At least that could turn out to be a decent franchise...

SAVAGE CLAW
09-03-2008, 09:29 PM
http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/baloncesto/nba/es/desarrollo/1160149.html

What an awfull logo...

Look who was right :whistle:


Nice that an SPANISH newspaper had the Picture first.

UNETOWNBAYAREA
09-03-2008, 09:51 PM
Thunder..... :pity:

NBAkYD
09-03-2008, 10:01 PM
WE don't get to see the jersy, only the name and crappy logo we already saw:speechless:

29$JerZ
09-03-2008, 10:06 PM
Thunder :pity:
Outlaws or Barrons are better

Reezy
09-03-2008, 10:25 PM
The NBA should combine the Thunder and the Bobcats and call them the Thundercats. At least that could turn out to be a decent franchise...
http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/Conrizzle/bemorefunny.jpg

29$JerZ
09-03-2008, 10:47 PM
^^ :clap:

rico
09-04-2008, 12:57 AM
Im not optimistic at all on their colors.



The Oklahoma City Thunder will wear blue, orange-red and yellow colors.


why not throw every other color of the rainbow in there.

lol : http://nbathundershop.com/index.html

GregOden#1
09-05-2008, 05:04 PM
http://www.nba.com/thunder/

Chronz
09-05-2008, 05:08 PM
I still think they shouldve named them the ThunderCATS

*Superman*
09-05-2008, 05:08 PM
Eww, not a good way to start out.:puke:

That would have worked in the 80s or late 90s.

Sixerlover
09-05-2008, 05:09 PM
Going to match their play on the court

yboord028
09-05-2008, 05:10 PM
I still think they shouldve named them the ThunderCATS

I'll call them that anyways...

GregOden#1
09-05-2008, 05:12 PM
I cant even imagine how ugly it will be to watch the Thunder play the Bobcats. Pray that these two teams never make the finals together.

bigmac8675
09-05-2008, 05:17 PM
^^^Talk about low TV ratings!

MiamiHeat
09-05-2008, 05:32 PM
I'll call them that anyways...

:nod:
me too

rapswin98
09-05-2008, 05:34 PM
lol, it reminds me of when the raps started out.

Chronz
09-05-2008, 05:34 PM
I'll call them that anyways...

LOL Let the revolution begin

MiamiHeat
09-05-2008, 05:35 PM
We should tell the administrator of the site
to call it Oklahoma ThunderCats instead of Thunder in their forum
:up:

:pity: but i feel sorry for the fans
lets stop making fun guys :)

_Sn1P3r_
09-05-2008, 05:38 PM
Lol. ^

_Sn1P3r_
09-05-2008, 05:41 PM
I cant even imagine how ugly it will be to watch the Thunder play the Bobcats. Pray that these two teams never make the finals together.

Haha, ouch.

G-Funk
09-05-2008, 05:45 PM
looks like some a ****ing some arena football logo, or like a wnba logo, or like a d-league logo...

Yogi
09-05-2008, 05:49 PM
It's ugly, euthanize whoever made it.

rapswin98
09-05-2008, 05:52 PM
it sounds like and elementry school team

bleedprple&gold
09-05-2008, 06:04 PM
I still think they shouldve named them the ThunderCATS

Thank God they're not called that. They would be the laughingstock of the nba (if they're not already).

still1ballin
09-05-2008, 06:58 PM
I wonder how sonics fans feel. LOL

rico
09-05-2008, 07:06 PM
i posted this thread days ago. its still active and 5 pages long. why do ppl keep making new ones about the same thing?

rico
09-05-2008, 07:08 PM
any news on the jersey release?

$ NyC $
09-05-2008, 07:13 PM
It's ugly, euthanize whoever made it.

broooo i seriously think you have the best sig EVER

AutomaticWeezy
09-05-2008, 07:18 PM
yea man its horrible.

wtf were they thinking?

cmellofan15
09-05-2008, 09:23 PM
Wow 2 months and this what they get? They should have the best jerseys ever! (to make up for the lack of talent.)