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11-02-2005, 08:30 AM

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The crowd, meanwhile, never stopped roaring once it soaked in a jazzy instrumental rendition of the national anthem by former Oklahoma star and NBA veteran Wayman Tisdale. One Oklahoma City newspaper columnist opined in Tuesday's paper that the NBA's arrival finally made this an actual city and, judging by the noise from a sellout of 19,163 at the Ford Center, it means a lot to the locals to be in the big leagues.
"These crowds are going to be like college basketball crowds," said Desmond Mason (, the Hornets' newly acquired swingman from Oklahoma State. "It's unlike anything else you'll see at an NBA game."