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NBA buzz in Oklahoma City is finally upon us

According to several news sites, this picture was taken during the Sonics’ big move to Oklahoma City this past Friday.  We’re just curious as to why this would be the picture the team released for publicity purposes.  Seriously, the magic we’re witnessing to the right was the best of the lot?

Apparently this is what’s taking place in the photograph:

Adolfo Mireles with North American Van Lines unloads chairs, part of
the 10,000 pounds of office furniture, computers and miscellaneous
equipment from Seattle after arriving at the new home of the NBA team
in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

We’re gettin’ chills already, but one question — how the hell did Adolfo Mireles become the face of the franchise so quickly?  Actually, we happen to already love Adolfo based on this picture alone, but this photo could easily be coupled with a caption like "Moving day at the Dental Offices of Saul Rabinowitz." 

Exciting place, that Oklahoma City.  We’re particularly fond of those mediocire office chairs, but at the same time, somewhat suprised.  Doesn’t a guy like new owner Clay Bennett make it mandatory for everyone to wear leather socks and gold belt buckles the size of dinner plates?  Those chairs must be for the interns.


  1. Da Gusha

    September 1, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    In all fairness, Adolfo is the most exciting thing going on in Oklahoma City.

  2. jnr98

    September 2, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I actually thought that was Mr. Miyagi pushing the chairs.

  3. Zen Wizard

    September 2, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Maybe they are trying to say, “Other teams may beat us at basketball. But our marketing department will take on anyone at ‘racing down the hallway on wheeled office chairs.’ Any day of the week!”

  4. Upstate Underdog

    September 3, 2008 at 9:38 am

    the guy in the background with his hand on his forehead looks extremely stressed out.

  5. sam high

    September 11, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    If you looked stressed, people think you’re busy. try it.

  6. Sports Blogger

    September 15, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Ok it seems to be popular to bust on OK city. II have to tell you as someone who was there while LA played there after the Hurricane. They sold out every game in a podunk city surronded by cattle and box cars. These people like Basketball, not to mention the stadium is pretty damn state of the art. Go OK! PS there name sucks!

  7. The Golden Driller

    October 6, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Hopefully the Sonics turn their team around. I don’t know why it moved, it seemed like the Sonics had more support in Seattle than in Oklahoma City.

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