When the Seattle SuperSonics relocated to Oklahoma City after the 2007-08 season, fans voted on potential nicknames from an original list of 64 possibilities. Thunder was chosen over Renegades, Twisters, and Barons, and the name was extremely well received. The team set sales records for the first day after the nickname was revealed. “There’s just all kinds of good thunder images and thoughts, and the in-game experience of Thunder,” team chairman Clay Bennett told reporters. The SuperSonics had been named for the Supersonic Transport (SST) project, which had been awarded to Boeing. The company has a large plant in the Seattle area.

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Thunder try to snap skid, visit Rui Hachimura, Wizards

More than six months after his last NBA game and more than five months since playing for Japan in the Tokyo Olympics, Rui Hachimura is back playing for the Washington Wizards. After making his season debut in Sunday's win in Orlando, Hachimura's comeback continues Tuesday when the Wizards host the Oklahoma City Thunder in the…