First Oklahoma City steals the Seattle SuperSonics. Now the Thunder have the audacity to use a track by Seattle native Macklemore as a pump-up song? Uh oh. This can’t end well.
A Twitter user alerted Macklemore to the news that OKC is blasting his song, “Can’t Hold Us” in Chesapeake Energy Arena before Thunder games, accompanied by a montage of team highlights. Macklemore, a noted fan of all Seattle sports teams and occasional Sonics throwback jersey-wearer, wasn’t exactly thrilled to hear it:
— Macklemore (@macklemore) May 13, 2013
Even five years removed from the death of the Sonics, it’s still a sore spot for the city of Seattle. The open wound is even worse now, just days after it was revealed that the Sacramento Kings won’t be relocating to Seattle after months of speculation that they would.
Former Sonics forward Detlef Schrempf also weighed in on the matter:
— Detlef Schrempf (@Dschrempf) May 13, 2013
I’d say that we should expect the song to be swapped out before the next Thunder home game, but what artist is the team going to replace it with? Oklahoma City hasn’t exactly produced a long list of hip hop stars. The city did give us Color Me Badd, though.
Maybe the team can sign up this guy, billed (mockingly) as the “scariest white rapper in Oklahoma City.”