Somewhere around 75,000 attended the OU spring football game on Saturday in wind conditions of 40 mph. Not an ideal day for football for certain. It was the largest crowd to ever attend an OU spring football game.
To put this number in perspective, the Thunder on most of their forty-one home games this season probably had somewhere around eight to nine thousand bodies in the Pay.com Arena to witness the Thunder lose by premeditated design. Nine Thunder crowds combined this past season pretty much equaled what the Sooners did on Saturday on a horrible weather day.
I think it will be very interesting to witness the Thunder attendance numbers this coming season if they do indeed tank for the third straight season in Oklahoma City while sitting some fairly nice young players to do so.
The Thunder have already dropped to 28th in NBA attendance…so for me this will be every interesting to observe as to where the disposable sports entertainment dollar is spent in the 2022-23 sports season in Oklahoma.
We’ll just have to sit back and see what Sam Presti does in the NBA draft this summer and see if he in anyway uses all that available cap space to give basketball fans in Oklahoma City a legitimate on court product for the first time since Chris Paul’s departure to the Phoenix Suns.
If he tanks again shamelessly what does that tell us what Sam Prsti really thinks about Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as a No. 1 tier type plyer in the NBA. It would tell me he doesn’t believe Shai is that that type of a player. It would tell me he ranks Shai somewhere in the vicinity of a Khris Middleton type who needs a genuine star above him on the Thunder roster.
‘Scared money don’t make money’. Who said that?