Oklahoma City Thunder Have Angered Macklemore, Rapper and Seattle Native

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterMay 14, 2013

SEATTLE - APRIL 08:  Seattle recording artist Macklemore performs a tribute to Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus, who passed away last November, prior to the Mariners' home opener against the Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field on April 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The Oklahoma City Thunder can now count Macklemore among the people they have to worry about.

While he is no Marc Gasol, the Seattle-born rapper found out the Thunder were using one of his tracks to get the crowd good and excited, and he was none too pleased. Here is a virtual disapproving finger wag launched in their direction via his Twitter account (via Deadspin): 

If you are not aware who this Macklemore character is, you are just not as cool as former SuperSonics star Detlef Schrempf, who tweeted this reply

The song in question has the beats and rhymes you would expect from a song handpicked to get a crowd riled up during a timeout. For those uninitiated, you can take a listen below:

If you still need your memory jogged, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the guys that dropped "Thrift Shop" on the masses, a track that you will now have stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

You are quite welcome.

Understandably, Seattle sports fans are still a little touchy about the Oklahoma City Thunder and the hole in their heart left by the departure of the Seattle SuperSonics.

Something tells me fans in the Washington state area weren't all that jazzed to see Thunder star Kevin Durant rock a throwback Sonics hat, either (via Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry): 

Silly peripheral story that matters very little in the grand scheme of the NBA playoffs? You bet.

Perhaps Macklemore can take solace in the fact that things are not going Oklahoma City's way at the moment. The Thunder are now in a 3-1 hole to the Memphis Grizzlies, who managed a come-from-behind win Monday night in Game 4. 

Now, they have some rap star putting them on blast through Twitter, questioning their use of his anthem on their in-game playlist.

With Russell Westbrook out and the Thunder on the brink of elimination, I say ditch the song. It doesn't sound like it was good luck for the franchise anyway.