Seattle News Station May-Or-May-Not Call Thunder ‘Former Sonics’

Even though the Internet never lies, color me a little suspect of this graphic that’s supposedly from a Seattle news station. Let’s pretend it’s 100% factual and laugh at the creativity. Somebody is from the Bill Simmons school of production. Maybe next time it’ll say “Zombie Sonics” instead of Oklahoma City Thunder.

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It turns out this screen shot is real, and KIRO has gone the Simmons route of not acknowledging the Thunder. Below is from their Facebook page.

The former Seattle SuperSonics are in the NBA playoffs. Throughout their run, KIRO 7 promises you we won’t say OKC or their team name in our newscasts.

If you’re a Seattle sports fan, watch KIRO 7 Eyewitness News from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Eleven at 11. And relive the good times with us here