Why is OKC called the Thunder?
On September 3, 2008, the team name, logo, and colors for the Oklahoma City franchise were revealed to the public. The name “Thunder” was chosen due to Oklahoma being a frequent victim of powerful storms due to its location in Tornado Alley, and Oklahoma City housing the 45th Infantry Division, the Thunderbirds.
When did thunder become a team?
Founded in 2008, the Oklahoma City Thunder has established itself as an NBA franchise with strong fan, corporate and community support throughout its home state and around the world.