Kudos to the guys over at Deadspin for pointing this one out: despite their best attempts to keep things under wraps and secretive by trademarking a variety of names, the Oklahoma City basketball consortium may have had their party spoiled!
As this screen shot posted on Deadspin reveals, upon the release of the NBA schedule yesterday the league site, nba.com, the top banner on one page read, "2007-08 Oklahoma City Thunder Schedule."
And so now let the debate begin on whether this is a new NBA or a WNBA franchise! (although really, when you drop off the "Super" the "Sonics" could go either way as well). Although it was assumed before, the management group did try and throw people off with their trademark bonanza of 6 potential names. I personally preferred the "Barons," but apparently I was wrong. Since nothing official had been released this can be categorized under the pretty awesome blunder heading, and you have to love it when this sort of thing happens and it gets caught and put out in public!
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