Thunder basketball is back and we are rejoicing! After an off season full of contract renewals, heartbreak, and players throwing serious shade on social media, we’re excited to see the OKC Thunder back in action and better than ever. We’re a loyal sponsor of the team and equally loyal fans. We’ve put together the top five reasons why we love the Thunder, and we would love to hear why you love them too!
- We love the players
It is impossible to not love this team. We would argue that we have the most likable players in the NBA. Not only are they totally in sync on the court, but the bromance is real off the court too. The ‘Stache Brothers, Enes Kanter and Steven Adams, emerged as fan favorites last season and we look forward to another season of their entertaining press conferences together. Also, have you seen the photos from Nick Collison’s annual Halloween parties? Russell Westbrook dressed up as Joe Dirt is perfect. We love our guys!
- We love the Thunder Girls
Riverwind hosts the Thunder Girls auditions every year in the Showplace Theatre, and each year the squad gets better. The Thunder Girls are a vital part of the Thunder and they make about 200 appearances each year throughout the community and serve as ambassadors for the team at home and overseas. We love hosting the auditions each year because they are truly amazing women and great ambassadors for the Thunder!
- We love that they give back to OKC
Community service has always been a part of the Riverwind culture, and we love to see the ways the Thunder gives back to our community as well! The Thunder franchise and players have been instrumental in inspiring people to get out and give back through their community service programs and make a positive impact in the OKC community.
- We love the games (especially the playoffs!)
The atmosphere of regular season games is amazing, but the playoff games are indescribable. We love providing playoff T-shirts for the arena because there is nothing quite like stepping into the Riverwind Casino Terrace in the arena and seeing Thunder blue shirts surround you.
- We love the Thunder because we are loyal to our community
Players change and games will be lost, but at the end of the day, we love the Thunder because the Thunder represents the best of Oklahoma City. We love our city and love being a part of this community. We will always be loyal to our team.