Do you miss our mascot and the whole Thunder era?
We had the best mascot! The BEST LOGO! We were the only team to feature its mascot on the uniform -- on the shorts:
Thunder was part of this franchise for more than 12 years. His likeness was featured on the team’s beautiful primary logo... And all of a sudden -- Thunder vanished... Did he disappear back into the “sudden cloud burst” from which he first appeared, as his official team bio, that was in the mascot section of the Warriors website used to say (www.nba.com/warriors/mascot/meet_thunder.html)?
I hate Oklahoma City!! Because the city's NBA franchise stole the name Thunder and forced the Dubs to remove the moniker from our beloved mascot. I gritted my teeth in frustration. Ask any (ex)-Sonics fan in Seattle, and they’ll tell you that owner Clay Bennett hijacked the team with the sole purpose of moving it to OKC. But on top of that, he named his new Oklahoma City franchise after Golden State’s mascot? Was Bennett trying to alienate the entire western seaboard? I'm still baffled, to say the least...
(Photo: Joe Ciolli)
The only place Thunder still has is on the wall above the practice court (top left). I miss him like hell...
A good read on whatever happened to our mascot:
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I doubt the new ownership is that enthusiastic about it...
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Do I miss Thunder?
Totally - best mascot ever.
Do I miss his era?
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I guess Thunder was a Warrior... I've always had that impression looking at the logo. Which is why I was fine with the dark navy blue road unis. I really miss that dude and I miss him on the logo... Maybe they can bring him back ut change colors - make him alighter shade of blue (the current 'Warriors Royal Blue', for example).
I don't get it.. The Thunder era is NOT by far the worst span of time a franchise has ever seen! You had 'WE BELIEVE', we eliminated the #1 seed Mavs... J-Rich won back-to-back Slam Dunk titles.... I don't get why so many people complain THAT much about it....
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