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Nick Collison calls OKC radio to confront host

There was a big brouhaha in OKC, as their resident Canzanoite, Jim Traber, attempted to run Nick Collison out of town. Nick calls in to defend himself... high comedy as Traber talks in circles and Collison calmly explains his position. Link to interview. Link to article in question, written by Jenni Carlson. Update: The terrific blog Bend it Like Bennett has a take on the situation and transcribe the best exchange of the interview. "Co-host: 'To be fair, I remember in the years when you were doing a show out in Phoenix, there were many winter days when we were freezing our tails off in Oklahoma and you would remind us that it was 80 degrees out in Phoenix.' Traber: 'Absolutely. But let me tell you another thing too, okay, let me tell you another thing. I love Oklahoma City, I’ve been here 17— actually 20 years in total, and I never said, I would never say things like, you know 'I didn’t want to be here' and all this other…' Collison: 'You know what Jim, I never said I didn’t want to be in Oklahoma.' Traber: 'Okay. Okay, fine.'" It's like a bizarre Office episode with Jim and Michael. The blog sums it up, saying: "But fear not, God-fearing Thunder fans (except for God), because the truth is out and Collison is on the chopping block. We are building this team upon players with Character™, and Collison clearly has none. And coincidentally he's also the highest paid player on the team, so this works out great. As far as I'm concerned, the team won't be safe until every last former-Sonic is run out of town. Except for Kevin Durant and Jeff Green, because they don't count. And Westbrook is kind of a gray area because he was drafted by the 'Sonics', but not the 'Seattle Sonics', because if you remember David Stern removed 'Seattle' from the logo behind the podium on draft day even though the case hadn't settled yet. That was classy."

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