Dear Editor:

 

My family moved to Oklahoma in 1946 when I was 4 years old.  With the exception of 2 years I lived in Houston, TX, I've lived in Oklahoma all my life.  I am proud to be an Oklahoman.  I've been to a lot of places, but never wanted to leave Oklahoma.  With whatever problems Oklahoma has, I still think it's a great place to live.

However, I am disappointed and embarrassed by the behavior of not only the Thunder fans on February 11 (Thunder vs Warriors) but all the people who have participated in this ugly behavior.  People around the country already think Oklahomans are a bunch of red-necks.  Of course, I don't think that analogy is correct; however, all this hoop-la over Kevin Durant's departure from the Thunder is beyond me.

I was disappointed when Kevin decided to play for another team and the way he left was not acceptable.  He helped do a lot for Oklahoma City and Oklahoma while he was on the team and was well liked.  I think he could have given a reason for leaving; however, playing basketball is a job.  People leave jobs for all sorts of reasons but the problem is, we don't know what his reason was (or I guess we don't know).  Like a lot of other things going on in our country right now, it's time for people to get over it and move on.  The team has done well without him and I'm sure will continue to be better and better.

People at the game could have been silent when he was introduced and/or when he made shots but instead booed.  What a shame!  Bad manners are never acceptable - and everyone watching that game on TV were definitely not impressed.  And did you notice - WE LOST THE GAME.  Do you suppose all that bad behavior might have affected their concentration?

I do appreciate all the fans that yell, clap and holler for the Thunder when they play.  Just wish they would have shown more restraint concerning Mr. Durant.  Bed behavior is not only embarrassing for Oklahoma but also to the Thunder.  The Thunder have always been good Ambassadors for Oklahoma and Oklahoma City.  Let's keep it that way. 

 

Jeanie Singleton, 

Chickasha 

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