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    Default Oklahoma City to play preseason game in Tulsa


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    Will be very interesting to see how many turn out for this. Of course, much will depend on the opponent.

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    If They Play The Lakers Ill Go

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    My undertanding is that they will replace the Orlando Magic and play the Houston Rockets in the previously scheduled game set for the BOK Center, Monday, October 13.

    Source: Tulsa World-- Tulsa World: OKC team to play a game at BOK Center



    Source says the preseason game will feature OKC and the Houston Rockets.


    Add a new name Kevin Durant to the list of performers who will help launch the BOK Center.

    Durant, the NBA's reigning rookie of the year, will be making a tour stop here because Oklahoma City's new NBA team (formerly the Seattle SuperSonics) has reached an agreement to play a preseason game in Tulsa's new arena.

    Clay Bennett, chairman of Oklahoma City's NBA team, said during a press conference in Tulsa last week that the team was trying to schedule a preseason game in Tulsa this year.

    Bennett is scheduled to return to Tulsa for a 1 p.m. Monday press conference at the BOK Center. The purpose of the press conference is to announce that Bennett's team will participate in a preseason game here. Tulsa mayor Kathy Taylor and BOK Center general manager John Bolton also are scheduled to attend the press conference.

    The date of the game and Oklahoma City's opponent were not mentioned in a press conference advisory issued Friday by the team. A source familiar with the details indicated that the game will take place Monday, Oct. 13, and Oklahoma City will face the Houston Rockets. The Rockets were originally scheduled to play the Orlando Magic at the BOK Center on that date, but Oklahoma City's team will take the Magic's place, according to the source.

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    Am I the only one a little PO'd that the team we're paying extra taxes for is having their inaugural game in Tulsa?

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    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzytoad View Post
    Am I the only one a little PO'd that the team we're paying extra taxes for is having their inaugural game in Tulsa?

    It's only one exhibition game. That's like saying that one would be PO'ed that we're paying extra taxes for having half the season on the road. There's the bigger picture to consider.

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    It's a road game. Half the NBA teams play their first exhibition game as a road game, plus I'm all about getting everyone in the state behind the team. I'm thinking it's a great excuse to pop up to Tulsa and see the new BOK Center as well as our team in action.

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    Thank you betts:

    The Tulsa market will help. Somewhere down the line, say 5-6 years when we build a new arena, we will be looking at the NHL as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzytoad View Post
    Am I the only one a little PO'd that the team we're paying extra taxes for is having their inaugural game in Tulsa?
    Think about Seattle, that tax revolt attitude is what got us the Sonics in the first place.

    It's a give and take society now; we only have to look south at Texas to understand what I'm talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzytoad View Post
    Am I the only one a little PO'd that the team we're paying extra taxes for is having their inaugural game in Tulsa?
    I'm not POed because I couldn't care any less about NBA basketball. Even though all of the die hard NBA fans on this board will say its no big deal, or that its OK, or spinout some other rational for its justification, its still seems to be a little slap in the face. Pre- Season game or not, the first time the team takes the court to play any game in the State of Oklahoma should be at the Ford Center in Downtown OKC. Personaly I find it a bit humorous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy157 View Post
    I'm not POed because I couldn't care any less about NBA basketball. Even though all of the die hard NBA fans on this board will say its no big deal, or that its OK, or spinout some other rational for its justification, its still seems to be a little slap in the face. Pre- Season game or not, the first time the team takes the court to play any game in the State of Oklahoma should be at the Ford Center in Downtown OKC. Personaly I find it a bit humorous.

    You must be kidding. The Lakers played a preseason game in OKC a few years back. I wonder if anyone in Los Angeles was bitching or thought it was a slap in the face? We're talking about practice here.....practice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. T in OKC View Post
    You must be kidding. The Lakers played a preseason game in OKC a few years back. I wonder if anyone in Los Angeles was bitching or thought it was a slap in the face? We're talking about practice here.....practice!
    Why must I be kidding? The Lakers have been in L.A. now for quite sometime now. Apples and oranges. Like I said you die hards will come up with what ever it takes to justify this. They can play all of their games in Tulsa for all I care.

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    Are we really debating the fact that our team is playing a preseason road game in Tulsa?

    For all I care, let them play another exhibition up there. This is our team, something that folks like me have waited on. Those of us who grew up in the video game era have always wanted to see Oklahoma City or Oklahoma on NBA Live or Madden, and now its becoming reality, and people are still bitchin.

    Reminds me of a story about a man who couldn't be satisfied. This man had gone to the restaurant every day for a month, and never was satisfied, so the owner decided to make his meal for him for free. The guy ordered 2 eggs, 1 scrambled and 1 over easy. The owner went back and made the breakfast exactly as the man ordered, and still the man found a way to complain..... He said the owner scrambled the wrong egg.......

    Thats how I feel about some Oklahoman City folks right now..............

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    no, it a debate about the fact that our OKC team is playing their first game ever as <insert name> in a city other than OKC.

    It just seems odd to me that a City that fought so hard for and passed a tax bill just to get a team sits idly by while the Team goes off to play in and benefit another city. Doesn't matter if it's a preseason game or not, it's their first game as the first Oklahoma NBA team.

    I wasn't aware of the fact that this whole endeavour was to ensure that Oklahoma City can be in the NBA Live video game. That certainly makes more sense right now, considering all the other current news about the OKC team.

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    Yes we fought and passed a tax bill. Thats one of the reasons ALL 41 home games will be played in the Ford Center. It harms nothing that a preseason game is being played in Tulsa.



    Also the team has several preseason games before the Tulsa "road trip", and plays a home preseason game the next day. In the big scheme of things, this is nothing.

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    I love the fact they are playing there. Its a smart move by Clay. Besides if I can save $100 on not having to buy exhibition games as part of a season ticket plan then I am all for it.

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    It is a preseason game -- which is really a glorified practice.

    Not a big deal -- AT ALL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjkt405 View Post
    Are we really debating the fact that our team is playing a preseason road game in Tulsa?...
    Yup, it seems we are....funny isn't it?

    Also by people who don't care, just people who want their opinion known for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gato Pollo Loco!!! View Post
    Yup, it seems we are....funny isn't it?

    Also by people who don't care, just people who want their opinion known for some reason.
    I repeat.....


    Reminds me of a story about a man who couldn't be satisfied. This man had gone to this restaurant every day for a month, and never was satisfied, so the owner decided to make his meal for him for free. The guy ordered 2 eggs, 1 scrambled and 1 over easy. The owner went back and made the breakfast exactly as the man ordered, and still the man found a way to complain..... He said the owner scrambled the wrong egg.......


    Some folks will never be satisfied.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjkt405 View Post
    Are we really debating the fact that our team is playing a preseason road game in Tulsa?

    For all I care, let them play another exhibition up there. This is our team, something that folks like me have waited on. Those of us who grew up in the video game era have always wanted to see Oklahoma City or Oklahoma on NBA Live or Madden, and now its becoming reality, and people are still bitchin.

    Reminds me of a story about a man who couldn't be satisfied. This man had gone to the restaurant every day for a month, and never was satisfied, so the owner decided to make his meal for him for free. The guy ordered 2 eggs, 1 scrambled and 1 over easy. The owner went back and made the breakfast exactly as the man ordered, and still the man found a way to complain..... He said the owner scrambled the wrong egg.......

    Thats how I feel about some Oklahoman City folks right now..............
    Stupid owner.

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    I think the first game ever played as the OKC ______ is going to be in Billings, MT...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrown84 View Post
    I think the first game ever played as the OKC ______ is going to be in Billings, MT...
    There you go.... thinking again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrown84 View Post
    I think the first game ever played as the OKC ______ is going to be in Billings, MT...
    Nice.....(snickers)

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    Okay. That was unneccessary. The point being:

    The team's first game will NOT be in Tulsa, as has been stated over and over in this thread.

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