I can’t believe the carelessness in thought used to uplift the OKC team during the NBA PLAYOFFS, while slapping Seattle in the face. Was it necessary? Do they not know, how Seattle is tremendously hurting, because of the absence of The Seattle Super Sonics and having a NBA team period?
I am surprised that the t-shirt company behind the production of the shirt, was surprised that Seattle had a voice. I mean, did they really think this would go unnoticed? No, I do not advocate death threats, but in response to the malicious intent of the t-shirt, the creator has to take responsibility of their actions! Pulling the shirt, was doing just that. Here’s more info from my source KIRO TV:
The company behind an Oklahoma City Thunder T-shirt that made reference to Seattle and the Sonics pulled the shirt Monday after the company said it received death threats.
The shirt, made by Warpaint Clothing Co. in Oklahoma, apparently first received notoriety over the weekend, when Howard Beck, The New York Times’ NBA writer, tweeted about it after he saw Thunder fans wearing itoverheard Thunder fans talking about it on a plane.
“OKC residents sitting in front of me talking about t-shirts that say ‘Thunder’ on front and ‘Thanks, Seattle’ on back. That’s cold, OKC,” Beck tweeted.
The Thunder are currently playing the L.A. Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals.
Things got ugly sometime Monday, as evidenced on Warpaint’s own Twitter feed.
“Got hate mail from Sonics nation . Hahahahahaha,” the company tweeted early Monday morning.
A few hours later, the company seemed to take a more conciliatory tone: “So much hate in the world. No disrespect meant. We appreciate where our team came from actually. Put your energy into something positive.”
And later: “We r (sic) saying thank you for such a great organization. We truly appreciate and respect the city of sea (sic).”
Finally, the company said it was dropping the shirt from its website: “After receiving death threats we have decided to take the shirt down offline. Sorry if we offended you Seattle.”
So, in conclusion, here’s my tweet:
IT’S ALMOST GAMETIME BAYBEE!!! #LAKERS ALLDAY…WE GON SHOW THESE FAKE ASS SONICS WE ABOUT THAT LIFE! #WINNERSCIRCLE
@SHeReAdYeVenTs / @FUTURETRIPPIN