The manufacturer of a popular set of Oklahoma City Thunder t-shirts has become a target for apparent death threats from some bitter Seattle fans.
Why? Warpaint Clothing used the former Seattle SuperSonics logo and took a cheap shot at the fact that the franchise left the Pacific northwest for OKC.
The team left Seattle in 2008, but anger remains, and Warpaint has decided to stop selling the shirts because of death threats sent its way in reaction.
The current Oklahoma City Thunder may be the former Seattle SuperSonics - some of their roster members are - but the franchise is not really in earnest.
Then-owner Howard Schultz sold the NBA team needing a new stadium to an ownership group from a city that wanted it way more than Seattle. Period.
With a new stadium at its disposal and a fan base eager for a franchise, OKC effectively bought one from an owner all too willing to make a buck and get out.
Seattle's loss. Oklahoma City advanced to the Western Conference Finals last night by eliminating the Los Angeles Lakers. Thank you, Seattle, indeed.