A new filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows a listing for the “Oklahoma City Blue”, filed this past week by the NBA Development League, LLC. This comes after the Oklahoma City Thunder announced earlier this summer that they would be moving their NBADL franchise from Tulsa to OKC this season.
The team formerly known as the Tulsa 66ers will share the Cox Convention Center with the Oklahoma City Barons. With 38 home games for the Barons, and 25 for the potential Blue, the Cox will be a busy place this season.
I’ll hold out my final opinion until the logo comes out, but the name is horribly plain. I’m not really sure where the connection with the city or the state is other than the Oklahoma flag is blue, the Thunder’s primary color is blue, and there’s a town in Oklahoma named Blue. But now we may get to add a basketball team to the list.