Originally written May 23, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City has been living up to that Energy portion of its name all year long. Thunder fans have that place rocking through television screens all over the country, and have done so ever since OKC first entered the playoffs a couple years ago. With Kevin Durant's first trip to the Western Conference Finals set to commence, it's only about to get louder. The overflow of support has carried out into the street surrounding the arena. "Thunder Alley" as it's been dubbed, has called home to thousands of OKC fans surrounding the Arena taking in all the action on huge big screen monitors hanging outside. It's been cool to see, as Craig Sager and his matching blazer have been out in front of it reporting live during TNT telecasts, but things took a tragically sad turn on Monday. The unfortunate shooting that occurred in the neighborhood around the Arena has local leaders in conjunction with the team calling for change to Thu...
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