18-month-old Thunder fan high fives players courtside
EDMOND - What a season it’s been so far for the Oklahoma City Thunder, 23 wins and five losses, sitting at number one in the NBA ranking list.
We met one super fan, 18-month-old Mia, always ready to high five a Thunder player. “We call her the tiniest Thunder fan,” said Springer.
She’s been a Thunder fan since before she was born.
Her mom Aija sported orange and blue gear throughout her entire pregnancy.
At four months, Mia could be seen rocking’ a Future Thunder Girl t-shirt at one of the big games.
“She knows all the players because we talk about them all the time and go to the games,” said Springer.
It was in late October, when Mia’s family captured a special moment between their daughter and the players.
“My husband put her on his lap and she just started high fiving the players and totally got into it,” said Springer.
It was a heartfelt moment, captured forever on tape.
For Mia’s parents, they said it shows the teams’ positive influence on young kids.
“Russell Westbrook was waving and giving her smiles, so she was kind of interacting with him and we were surprised how nice they are and involved in the community,” said Springer.
Mia’s parents said it makes them proud to be fans of the number one team in the NBA.
“We’re just so happy that they’re doing well this year, Mia’s a big fan and we hope to watch them all season and hope they make it all the way,” said Springer.
The next big game is on Friday in North Carolina against the Charlotte Bobcats.Submit Your Photo