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Thunder fans paint downtown OKC blue


OKLAHOMA CITY — Downtown Oklahoma City is dressed in blue.

It seems like absolutely everyone is doing something to support the Thunder.

Everywhere you look downtown you’ll see business windows painted in support of the team.

“The fans and artists get along so well. It’s really been a great boom for the artistic community in Oklahoma City,” artist Sara Cowan said.

With brush in hand, Cowen spent all day “Thundering Up” downtown.

“I’m really excited about the finals being in town. I’m doing what I can to share my team spirit,” Cowan said.

Employees at Sandridge also spent time applying “Go Thunder” stickers to business windows.

“We’re really excited. Our company gave us these shirts. It’s a big deal for downtown. We’re all having fun,” Janae Panter said.

Just north of downtown, one homeowner painted their grass blue in honor of James Harden’s beard.

In a few places, graffiti artists marked their Thunder pride.

Maybe the biggest sign downtown, 300 feet is painted on the crumbling and closed Crosstown, right behind the Chesapeake Arena.

“Obviously, we’re huge supporters of the team and big fans,” Sherwood Construction’s Kyle Conaway said.

Kyle’s company is in charge of the Crosstown’s demolition.

They painted the “Thunder Up” sign and even plan to light it up at night so it’s visible from the air during the national broadcasts.

“We noticed it looked a little desolate on TV with no traffic, so we thought it’s a good way to show support for the team,” Conaway said.