A work in progress, we hope

It has been noted with varying degrees of glee around town that NBA.com has now gotten around to nba.com/oklahomacity as a usable URL. However, the site is not what I’d call ready for prime time, despite some cute positioning tricks devised by a Seattle-based design firm.

The roster of players has been reconfigured, and to be honest I don’t understand it at all: there’s no logic to the sort, and you can’t resort by name, by position, by age, by number, by anything. (Can anyone explain why Adrian Griffin is the first on the list?) At least the links seem to work.

On an impulse, I fired up this link, which brings up the old Sonics roster. It’s listed alphabetically, with Nick Collison at the top.


  1. Dwayne "tha canoe guy" »

    9 July 2008 · 10:18 am

    Adrian was first because they sorted by first name. It’s been fixed now. I did enjoy seeing ads for a Seattle health club though.

  2. Margi »

    9 July 2008 · 1:59 pm

    We in Washington refer to them as the Oklahoma Brick Throwers.

    Yanno, cuz they ain’ won a game since they left Seattle?

    (Okay, it wasn’t me. It was the local sports guy. But I like it.)

  3. localmalcontent »

    9 July 2008 · 3:28 pm

    uuh, those grapes are sour~!

  4. Margi »

    9 July 2008 · 4:56 pm

    Not so much for me. I lived in Oak City for ten years and then moved up here. And I couldn’t care less about sports.

    I can’t speak for the Sports Guy, however. Heh.

  5. Doug Dawg »

    10 July 2008 · 8:06 am

    I, too, was looking for a “shapshot” page. Not finding one, I made my own: http://dougdawg.blogspot.com/2008/07/okcs-2008-2009-nba-team.html

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