Countdown to Camp: 10 best games from 2008-09: No. 7
No. 7: Durant gets the best of Oden in round one
For some reason, video of this game doesn’t appear to exist on the Internet, but I know it happened. I was there. And while it wasn’t especially close, it was the most fun I’ve ever had at a basketball game. The Thunder played one of its best games, Kevin Durant showed up Greg Oden in their first meeting and remember when Jeff Green busted the net? That was awesome. Well, except for the part where we had to sit and wait for 15 minutes while it got fixed.
Durant had 31, Nick Collison put up a double-double and Jeff Green had 20 and nine. The Thunder shot 50 percent from the floor, won all four factors and basically ran Portland out of the gym in the third quarter. Looking back on my old recap though, this part sticks out to me:
Three random things: … The Ford Center has maybe the worst carbonated beverage selection in the history of the world. I never get stuff at sporting events because I’d rather not spend $95 on a pretzel, nachos with yellow slime and a cup of ice with a little Mountain Dew around it. But here’s what they have: Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist and Mountain Dew. Holy crap, talk about selection! Where’s the Grape Fanta and Crystal Pepsi? I realize arenas sign deals with soda distributors, but this is Oklahoma. We like Dr. Pepper and Coke. At least give us more than four options. When the lady told me my choices I wanted to say, “Well sheen lady, Sierra Mist? Why don’t you just pee in a cup and charge me six bucks?” How have they not taken advantage of the obvious choice and brought in Dr. Thunder? And so what that it’s Sam’s Choice brand, that stuff is delicious. It’s so syrupy I have to chew it. It’s like drinking motor oil. But with a great, almost Dr. Pepper taste. Am I the only one that cares about this?
So I would hope with all this renovating and new crap that’s been done to the Ford Center, that maybe the drink options have been updated. Not for me, because I won’t buy them regardless. But for the kids. Isn’t that what it’s all about people?