Chris Silva from the official site had a tremendous piece today about the connection Thunder fans feel to this team. But of course, this part really stood out, at least to me:
He could have rattled off a number of things.
But Thabo Sefolosha went with his gut. Only 12 hours removed from a season-ending Game 6 loss to the L.A. Lakers, Sefolosha was wrapping up his final media session at the team’s practice facility. The Swiss native was asked to name his favorite part of the season.
“I guess the day we came back from Dallas and we had the fans outside of the airport,” Sefolosha recalled. “Coming back and seeing the fans, that was pretty special. It gave me goose bumps coming down the plane, so that was pretty special.”
Of course, I found this incredibly cool. Thinking back to that night, that really was special. It’s a moment I’m sure glad I was a part of. I remember thinking right before Mrs. DT and I left for Will Rogers, “Do I really want to go? What if no one shows up? Eh, let’s not go.” But my little brother and his friend wanted to go and like my brother said, “Hey, at least there will be four of us there.” So we went. And were pleasantly surprised to find at least 100 other maniacs just like us there. What a moment that was to us fans and it’s awesome to hear it was special for the team too.