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rickpidero

  • joined Mar 04, 2009
  • last login Dec 30, 2013
  • posts 51
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I am a huge Thunder fan. I've been intensely following the team since they announced the move. I've always been a huge NBA fan, but I was born and raised in Oklahoma, so I never had a team I felt was my own. I grew up when Jordan was at his height, I of course loved the Bulls then. After he retired I had no reason to like the Bulls. I kind of went for Dallas because of the vicinity and Dirk. But, never really fell in love. When OKC got the Hornets I was very excited. I followed the team with a casual passion only. I was a fan, but I never felt I could truly get invested into a team that for sure was not staying in the city. Regardless of how it happened, it happened, the Sonics landed in OKC. I do feel sorry for those fans, but that is not going to make me stop loving the team.

I really like other sports, but I use this profile for WelcomeToLoudCity.com, the Thunder fan blog, for the most part.

A Fan Of...

  • NBA Oklahoma City Thunder
  • NCAAF Oklahoma Sooners
  • NCAAB Oklahoma Sooners
  • Soccer AC Milan
  • General SK Wyverns
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Ballin Europe has a pretty nice Ibaka meme. Link here.

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Ballin Europe has a pretty nice Ibaka meme. Link here.

Epic Chinese NBA Playoff Commercial

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See a digital KD and the Thunder fortress.

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No Best Record? Don't Worry!

A lot of people have been talking about getting the best record in the league or at least in the West. This has obvious advantages like home-court and playing supposed "weaker" teams. But, I...

Welcome to Loud City Getting National Press

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Yahoo! front page, that is big time. Or, Zorgon just had some sort of fashion scandal.

Basketball Science! Every shot in last 5 years in a chart

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This is a really cool chart that shows every shot in the past five years. Pretty interesting.

First since MJ and Pippin? Nope

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The big takeaway was that KD and Westbrook were first duo since MJ and Pippen to each score 40 in a game. But, apparently, that is not true. As you can see with the link, Jalen Rose and Reggie Miller did it back in 2000.

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Perkins Lost A LOT of weight!

Check out this link from deadspin: click on this. Kendrick Perkins lost SO much weight. He almost doesn't even look like the same player. "Perk lost 31 pounds during the offseason."

Our Old Friend Krstic Banking In Euroleague

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Over at Ballin Europe, they list the top salaries in Europe. Check out number three? Not bad for the much criticized former Thunder big man.

Durant's Summer League Vs Harden's Summer League

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The Goodman League, where KD plays, has scheduled an All-Star-type game with the Drew League, where Harden plays. Could be some fun basketball. Will be broadcasted next month.

Video Gives me Chills, KD's Jumpers, Game 5

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Via Deadspin, wish I was in the Thunderdome at the time.

OKC Number 3 Arena

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Let's hope this series doesn't go back to OKC!

Nick Collison on Simmons' BS Report

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Kevin Love is first up, if you don't want to listen to him fast forward to 37:48.

Funny Thunder Photo

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Zorgan, u love these right?

Comparing 2 NBA players, who would you rather have

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Comparing Two NBA players, who would you rather have?

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Homer Fantasy Team

Just did my draft, it was scheduled right during a midterm, so I had to do auto-setting. I had the last pick in 12 league draft. Ended up with Westbrook, Ibaka, Green, and Harden. Any other homers...

Former Sooner Longar Longar on OKC training camp roster

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Remember this guy? The name so nice they named him twice, Longar Longar on our team's training roster. Maybe he will stick around in Tulsa.

New nick name for Westbrook: Zero Gravity

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The guys are BallinEurope.com propose a great new nick name for our very own Westbrook. What do you think?

LeBron's Decision - Big Market teams VS Small (OKC)

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The guys at ridiculous upside wrote an article discussing big market teams now building teams through free agency. Interesting read and makes you wonder if small market teams can compete. OKC gets mentioned a lot.

Serge Ibaka on Twitter

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Serge Ibaka finally got a twitter account. By all player accounts, he is the funniest guy on the team. I'm curious to see how his English is and if he really is the funny.

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OKC Twitter Banter

It's slow in the off-season. But, there's no off-season for Twitter. Here are some notable recent OKC Thunder tweets: PROPS to @jareddudley619. At 2-0, JMZ insisted Suns would just pull an OKC and...

Artest's Brother Rips Ariza, KD Steps in

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Pretty funny that Ariza/KD would even respond to Artest's brother. KD loves his twitter site though.

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Kevin Durant Overrated

There was a twitter firestorm about this the other day from many of my friends, finally got to see it. Colin Cowherd calls Durant overrated because he hasn't one 8 playoff series and other...

On Jim Rome's show- sports guys actually saying nice things about OKC, the city itself not just the...

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On Jim Rome's show- sports guys actually saying nice things about OKC, the city itself not just the team. I found this on the Lost Ogle.

Suns Setback

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"Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa(notes) will have surgery to remove a cyst on his right wrist and is expected to be sidelined for a month." I don't think any of us root for players getting hurt. But, it's definitely notable when it happens to a key player from a team the Thunder need to lose. Maybe this will help entice them to declare an emergency and ship off Stoudemire. We get their 1st round pick and should be battling them for a playoff spot too.

Durant 15th most popular Jersey

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Durant is sitting at the 15th spot for the most popular NBA jersey. I imagine next year he will be in the top 10. Derrick Rose at 4, really?

NBDL All-Star Vote, vote for 66ers!

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Go vote for 66er players for the NBDL All-Star game.

Forbes Ranks Each NBA Franchise According to Value

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OKC ranks 20th, but they actually are the 10th most profitable team. It's amazing how many teams lose money.

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