My time as a Thunder fan started in 2016 when I saw Russell Westbrook go coast to coast and slam home a dunk over Andre Iguodala.

It was breath-taking to watch, to feel every sinew of Westbrook’s body launch off the ground and slam the dunk home. You could feel the intensity coursing through his veins; Westbrook was and still is a force of personality.

That game and that series could not just be enjoyed by myself. I felt the need to find a community of like-minded people to discuss my new passion with, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

I stumbled upon Welcome to Loud City and have not looked back ever since. The community of ardent, warm-hearted Thunder fans made it easy to stay and love this team.

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J.D Tailor

Editor in Chief for Welcome to Loud City