The Story Behind Every NBA Team’s Name

After the Supersonics relocated to Oklahoma City, fans got to pick a name from 64 possibilities, including Thunder, Twisters, Barons and Renegades. Thunder was so well-received that the team set sales records on the day after the name was officially announced. “There’s just all kinds of good thunder images and thoughts, and the in-game experience of Thunder,” said team chairman Clay Bennett.