One of the biggest stars in music today is aggravated with a certain NBA playoff team choosing to play his music to pump up their home fans. Seattle based rapper Macklemore was informed by a Twitter follower that the Oklahoma City Thunder was playing his latest hit, "Can't Hold Us", to excite the home fans in the arena. Macklemore's response was less than enthusiastic...
The song is a huge hit, just reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has over 25 million views on YouTube in less than a month. It's got a rhythm that would surely make it a crowd favorite in arenas and stadiums around the country. (Maybe not on the level of Seven Nation Army, but we're dying for some new stadium tracks, music world!)
I'm sure Macklemore would love to hear it being played all around the country... just not for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Macklemore is a dedicated Seattle sports fan who even recorded a tribute song to legendary Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus and has been seen in Mariners, Seahawks, and yes, Sonics jerseys. The "Thrift Shop" singer also retweeted a message of support from former Sonic great Detlef Schrempf basically telling OKC to get their own music.
Oklahoma City's NBA team using a passionate Seattlean (Seattler? Seattlite?) to pump up their crowd is just another twist of the knife in the backs of Sonics fans. The only way for Seattle to get revenge would be for them to blast Toby Keith's "How Do You Like Me Now" over the PA system once they get another NBA team.
For anyone who thinks Durant wants to stay in OKC after two more years: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/kevin-durant-wears-seattle-supersonics-hat-during-thunder-201930482.html
He also wore a Mariners cap to the Women's NCAA tournament.
Can't wait to see when this comes back around and hits these fat obese hicks right in the face. Trust me I'll be there to watch and laugh.
The Thunder players did not ask to be moved to OKC. A few people made this decision, yet everyone in Seattle wants to take it out on the Thunder players and fans. What happens if the Kings move to Seattle? Same thing?
I feel like Seattle fans need to let go of their anger for OKC and start being pissed off at David Stern for screwing you out of getting your new team.
Okay, I think everybody needs to stop it now! I am an Okie who has lived in Washington for 9 years and you guys attacking each other makes Okies and Seattle fans look like idiots!
LOL Seattle is home to companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks (who sold the Sonics down the river but whatever), and tourist destinations like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Oklahoma is a sh*thole in the middle f nowhere that nobody goes to. I've never heard anyone say "let's go to vacation in Oklahoma." I'm glad you've got your one professional team, I'll enjoy the Seahawks' Super Bowl run this fall.
I also find it interesting that Seattle people complain more than other fans - when it should be the exact opposite. The Seattle Supersonics are just in hibernation. OKC left your name and colors alone for you to revise whenever you can get your local leaders to quit complaining and start trying to get a team....
Unlike - The Vancouver Grizzlies - The New Orleans Jazz - the Buffalo??can't remember their names but they became the Los Angeles Clippers - the Minnesota Lakers, etc., etc., etc.....Most of these towns (except Vancouver and Buffalo) got a new team....but lost their name forever...
I'm a Grizzly fan....but any rapper in this era should appreciate as much play as they can get....not exactly the most talented era for rap.....(been there, done that is what the mantra for that genre should be.).....
In a year, we'll be saying "what was that guy's name again?".....
@mackelmore it may be your music, but you cant control who listens to it! so what THUNDER hypes up us ole oklahomans! STFU! get at me bro! OKC THUNDER FOR LIFE! :)
I'm still curious how someone in OKC got this song. 'The Heist' was never released as a physical CD album, and judging by the backwards progression that is Oklahoma, they don't know about them there "Dee-jitall Down Lo-ads".
I'll be honest, I've never heard of this dude. Granted, I don't listen to a lot of today's artists, but I've at least HEARD of them (Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye, Soulja Boy -- They ALL SUCK, but at least I know their names) Macklemore doesn't ring any bells for me.
Generally I don't think Macklemore's "music" should be pumped through arenas anyway. My ears hurt just thinking about it.
Hey Macklesnore, you do realize that Oklahomans ONCE bought your music. Of course, I doubt seriously that we will bother with you any longer. @ Seattle, if you had supported your team, you might still have them. As it stands--We love our Thunder and we love watching you CRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
I mean wearing a Seattle SuperSonics hat at shootaround is spitting directly in the face of OKC and its fans. But pro sports is new to you. Y'all don't realize it yet. Just like when Cavs fans were like oh whatever when LeBron wore a Yankees hat to an Indians home playoff game vs. New York. He has no love for your city. At least not nearly as much as you think he does.
@Mookie121001 In fairness to Shawn Kemp, he has really turned his life around. As you can see he lost a ton of that weight he gained. He is active in the Seattle community and owns a restaurant in downtown Seattle. He, from what I understand from a couple of recent SI articles, is on good terms with one of children's mother and is doing right by as many of his kids as he can.
Again Mookie you've got it wrong. We aren't taking it out on the players but the Entity of the Thunder or anything that benefits Clay Bennett. We have no ill toward Durant and the players. We wish them good health. Clay Bennett on the other hand... and I digress. Not only did Bennett lie to us about moving the team out of Seattle but he then has the cajones to recommend against Sac leaving to Seattle? That guy is a POS. and I'm digressing again.
Bottom line, is we want OKC to be the next Charlotte or Wiz. We hope everyone who plays for the Thunder will ask to be traded and that no one wants to play for them. If the OKC fans want to watch that... let them have it.
@jackall8 Stern is the A-hole in all this. Don't get us wrong. We know where the blame goes.
Well jackal this has been real and its been fun ..... I only came on here to rattle Seattle lol because . . .because . . . . its just so damn easy!!! After all I was bored because Oklahoma just isn't quite as culturally refined and diverse and arrogant as they are! To all the Seattle fans that I probably pissed off in the process. . . I will cry for you all the way to the stadium (for about a second). I will shed a tear for you every time I see that blue and orange--but only one because I'm just too damn excited that we have a pro BB team and THEY WIN!!!
Let me say with sincerity that we, as Thunder fans, truly hope that you DO get a new team. The SOONER the better. Then maybe you will stop whining and blaming other people for the Sonic/Seattle
divorce. Self pity is never pretty Seattle. Stop being a victim and grow up.
And an Okie living in Seattle isn't idiotic?
See that's the thing. We don't care about Microsoft til our computers freeze, or some hacker comes through the door that they left in the security of their software. Or until they use a terabyte of our drive space to update all their bleeps and bloopers.We don't care about Amazon as long as they hand out free two day shipping and our DVD's don't skip.As long as we can get our Coffee in the morning from Starbucks, that really isn't important either.I don't like heights to begin with so that kills the Space Needle and if I really want to I can drive to Dallas Texas and go to Six Flags to get a thrill. You can also keep your traffic because I can actually get where I'm going in about five minutes.
As for the sh*hole comment, really that's only if you live in rural Oklahoma, on a ranch with cows and horses. But hey, we make that sacrifice because we can actually own more than 2 feet of ground at a time, and not jus hunker down in our tiny little office cubicles while we make Bill Gates rich. In fact we can actually own a square mile and the mineral resources under it. Dude! I'll take my sh*holes and leave you with your sinkholes any day. At least I can wear boots.
Next to OIL and AGRICULTURE, tourism is our third highest industry in Oklahoma. Thanks to that diversification Oklahoma was one of the few states that didn't get hit with high unemployment during the crash. In fact, while everyone else in the country got laid off, our economy remained constant, our housing prices went up not down, and Oklahoma is doing just fine!
@GuessWork The information's in here. http://www.thelostogle.com/2013/05/14/an-open-letter-to-the-cry-baby-known-as-macklemore/
I'll pit my IQ against your guesswork any day of the week. And who needs your digital downloads when we stole your THUNDER
Why does the South suck? OKC is the Midwest anyway dipSH!T!!!
@TaeyaPankow Have you by any chance looked at a map in your entire life?
We would if it was big enough for us to FIND IT.
@princessnarmor Wow. That'll cut into about 0.0001 % of his profits... Way to stick it to him.
As it stands, I'll still buy Flaming Lips music (the only relevant musician(s) to come out of OKC), because I don't get upset over petty squabbles; especially with a midwestern dust heap of a city that has about as much excitement and charm as Yakima, WA.
@CCCavanaugh He (Bennett) and Stern, seriously f'd up the NBA. The upcoming decision means NBA Owners don't have as much rights as they think they do, or Cities don't have much incentive to subsidize NBA teams.
Either one is a big problem for the NBA.
Well aren't you mature.
@princessnarmor With such a high IQ, I would expect you to know better than to start a sentence with "And."
I can assume that you've never been there.....since it's not in a desert or a dust heap.
It doesn't rain every stinking day....but most people don't want to live their life "damp".
Dude--there's more money under our dirt in Oklahoma than you have brains. Why wouldn't they want to leave Seattle. It's cold. It's cloudy. It's rainy. And OKC may not have a lot of "charm" but we do have a lot of THUNDER!!!
Just cause you got it, didn't mean u used it baby. And in Oklahoma, we aren't fair weather fans. We love our Sooners, and we support our Thunder.
@jackall8 Someone has to pump gas, right?
Beast, this is why your post doesn't bother me. Dude, we don't want you here!!
Seriously if you want to visit, go to a Thunder game, it's cool. But Please remember where the door is and don't let the door hit you on the butt when you're leaving.
In other words please DON'T move to Oklahoma. Except the Thunder! Go Thunder!!
Oh don't get me started on my Sooners. Which is the point to all of this. Oklahoma has a winning tradition in sports. We know rivalry (Longhorns cough cough) and we don't get all butt hurt when we lose (unless its to Texas). We saw some really tough times for the Sooners before Stoops stooped in the door. We never gave up on them even though I think they had given up on themselves.
We have team spirit and team loyalty. I'm sure that even with all of Oklahoma's so called downfalls, we are sports enthusiasts. We learn it on the small town football fields all over the state. We are inspired fans.
I think Seattle didn't appreciate what it had, took it for granted. But since the Thunder hit the ground running in OKC, Oklahoma has supported the sh** out of them. On game night, there's MORE blue and orange roaming the streets than Crimson and Cream during the Red River Shootout! You should fly to Oklahoma and grab some tickets! We rock that arena!
point taken. Sorry I got defensive. I was actually moved up here because my dad got a job and I had to. In my heart I will always have Sooner blood.
Well aren't you a snoot
@princessnarmor Okay Neldog.
And your soooo not funny.
@princessnarmor You're an idiot.
AND I would think that you would could come up with a wittier post than this juvenile post which made you look like "Sammy Spellcheck"
That's what I've been saying!!!
@princessnarmor @BeastModeLynch24 @balls187 @GuessWork So, lets talk once Westbrook AND Durant are gone and your team is under 500 because nobody with any sense would choose OKC over just about any other NBA market. BTW, it won't be at the end of their careers, you have 2 years with Durant (OKC will trade him in his final year instead of losing him to free agency) and maybe another year or two with Westbrook. Tourism may be your #3 industry, but that is because there is nothing in the state but oil. You are more like Saudi Arabia (dry, hot, boring and nobody actually works unless they drill for oil) than anywhere else in the US. You can rave about YOUR Thunder, but it was a backroom deal that got them there. That is what makes Seattlites mad is that the only way you could get a team is to have someone LIE about what they wanted the team for. People can bash HBN all they want, but they have been very straightforward about their intentions. There is integrity in that, unlike how OKC got their team. Also, have you seen Durant wearing his Sonics hat? Do you honestly think he likes it there?
Dude, what you have not gotten In all of this is that we don't WANT to be a Seattle. We like our space. We like our quiet. We love our peace. We don't walk down the street worried that the guy next to us might be about to knife us to death, at least not where I live. As for diversity, well that may take awhile but that's another debate entirely.
No one from Seattle may come to Oklahoma on vacation. But as I said, Tourism is our third major industry just under BIG OIL. Oklahoma is Native America. And who said we wanted you here anyway. You might run off our Thunder!!
Seriously, comparing the cities of Seattle and Oklahoma City is like Jay-Z and Soulja Boy. You may be hot once upon a time, but we're an empire. We're always here now.
Like I said, I'll love to see how supportive your fans are when the cycle hits and you endure your tough years. It won't be like this forever. We know, KeyArena was deafening during the Finals run in '96 and the playoff runs in the late '90s. Yet you want to remember Sonics fans by our support for the team after your Bubba bought the franchise with no intentions of keeping them in Seattle. Yet I'm supposed to respect your way of thinking?
Seattle wants your Blunder back more than anything? NFL and football runs this country, son. After you're done watching your Blunder get bounced by Memphis, make sure you tune in this fall to watch the Seahawks run the country's most popular league. CenturyLink Field puts your high school gym over there to shame.
If you want to "brag" about how Oklahoma is doing just fine, I can assure you that Seattle is certainly doing much better than you even after your hijacking. You will never be a major international city like Seattle. Yeah, that may be just fine with you, but Oklahoma simply doesn't register on anyone's radar. Nobody goes to Oklahoma for vacation, nobody.
And what's up with the endless sea of white faces at Blunder games? Nice diverse city you have there.
Like I said, the one thing we have that you soooooooo desperately want back is our Thunder and its the one thing you will never have again.
"I'll probably guess that it's more likely that you're one of those fatasses sitting around doing nothing while bragging about the select few in your region who actually do the hard work."
And you can bounce a quarter off my booty baby but since your from Seattle, I doubt you would know how.
Seeing that Oklahoma City is routinely one of the most obese cities in the country, I'll probably guess that it's more likely that you're one of those fatasses sitting around doing nothing while bragging about the select few in your region who actually do the hard work.
Meanwhile here in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest in general, we are always one of the fittest cities with the most active lifestyles. And if this was such a bad place to live, we wouldn't have two cities (Seattle AND Portland) who are both much larger than bumfuck OKC.
Enjoy losing to Memphis in 5. We'll see you next year after the Sonics come back.
And I'll love to see how supportive your gym looks 10-15 years from now when KD and Westbrook are long gone. What goes around, comes around.
You have obviously never been to Oklahoma - NOR do you have any idea of what you're talking about.....
See above reply about typical Seattle fans....BTW, some of us supported the team (especially when Desmond mason was there)---and saw half empty stadiums....between apathatic fans and terrible city leaders (as well as an owner who pretended to not know what he was doing) - THOSE are the reasons why your team is DORMANT. The name and colors are there and you should be thankful for that.....
If the same amount of people who complain had actually supported your team - guess what? you wouldn't have it sitting idle.
There you have it. Right there in your post is the reason that your so called top City doesn't have their team. It's either be the very best or your just not good enough. Like I said--We aren't fair weather fans. We love them when they win and we will love them when they lose. Go hide in your university and research cancer. Go eat your great food and I'll sit in Brick town and party and/or cry with my brand new shiny Basketball team and STILL chanting Go Thunder!!!
There just isn't a comparison between Seattle and OKC.
We have top rated universities, top cancer research centers, great food, and amazing night life.
It sucks that we lost our NBA team, but really that is the *only* thing going for OKC, and they still can't get the job done (1-3 against MEMPHIS).
@princessnarmor @GuessWork: huh, let's see, Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Nintendo, Boeing, Medical research, Paccar, bio-tech, the new home of start up, really?
And what you DON'T have any longer is what you can never get back and that's OUR THUNDER.
@princessnarmor Yes, you've been to our City, one of the top rated cities for health, education, quality of life, urban nature preserves, economy, and places to live.
@princessnarmor 1-3...that's gotta burn.
I've been to your city tiny man or tiny manly woman. I was as happy to leave as the Sonics. It's cold and wet and rainy and as chilly as the treated the Sonics when they had them. And I'll tell you what I told the PR dept of Thunder. We will send you and Macklesnore two tickets each, wrapped neatly inside a sympathy card that says "Sorry for your loss." NOT!!!
You've been through the five stages of grief. Don't you think its about time Seattle reached ACCEPTANCE!!!!