OKLAHOMA CITY — Chesapeake Energy Arena was rocking, even ear-splitting Tuesday night when the Thunder won Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
“I had in earplugs,” ESPN’s Chris Broussard said Wednesday. “Magic (Johnson) did too. It (the noise) still went through the earplugs!”
But after the game, Miami Heat star Chris Bosh said, “Everybody keeps talking about how loud it is. It’s regular. We’ve been in a lot of other arenas and it’s about the same.”
Wednesday at practice, Bosh didn’t back down about the crowd noise comparison.
“It’s about the same,” he said. “You play at a high level and it’s all the same.”
You know how Thunder fans felt about that.
“He must be getting a little old if he thinks it’s not loud in here,” Amber Wright said.
“I think we got the best fans in the world,” Thunder center Kendrick Perkins said. “At the end of the day, Chris Bosh (his comments) is just an opinion.”
“Loudest I’ve ever experienced,” Thunder Guard James Harden said. “I’m sure for Chris Bosh, it’s the loudest he’s experienced as well.”
We’ll see how loud it gets Thursday night when the Thunder play the Heat in Game 2.