Oklahoma City fans punk'd into thinking Sonics returning to Seattle

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 8:07 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 30 at 9:31 AM

SEATTLE -- The Oklahoma City Thunder are moving back to Seattle.

OK, if you fell for that, don’t feel bad. You’re joining the dozens of Thunder fans in OKC who also were duped into thinking it, thanks to a couple basketball bloggers from Canada.

J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas of The Basketball Jones stopped fans all around the city to deliver the news that the Thunder were returning to their original home.

The reaction of the fans they spoke to didn’t seem as venomous as that of Sonics fans when the team left Seattle in 2008, although one woman was disappointed because she just saved up enough money to buy her husband a couple of jerseys.

How did they make the joke sound convincing? They said NBA Commissioner David Stern wanted to make a peace offering following the lockout that just ended. So, the NBA was giving the Thunder back to Seattle.

“Why don’t you give them Toronto?” one man replied.

TBJ Tour Video: Seattle gets back the Thunder from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.

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