Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 6/22/12

We’ve talked many times before about the Thunder fans being the best in the NBA, and these pictures and videos won’t do anything to hurt that reputation.

An estimated 5,000 fans showed up at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City to greet the team as they returned home from losing the Finals in Miami. The airport set up a special area so fans could greet the team, and as you can see in the photo above, the traffic to get there was absurd.

The reception was no surprise — we saw fans doing similar things last year in the early morning when the team returned home from an overnight flight.

Chris Bosh may have said that the crowd noise in OKC was just “regular,” but I disagree. Between customized beer pong tables, and custom-made Thunder mobiles, these fans are the best.

Below is a video of a handful of Thunder players addressing the crowd outside the airport via News 9 in OKC:

Pics via Alex Kennedy, Darren Rovell

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