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Sam Presti and Billy Donovan Reportedly Victims of Death Threat From Fan After Recent Thunder Trades

DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 14: Head coach Billy Donovan of the Oklahoma City Thunder works the sidelines against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on December 14, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Emotions have officially boiled over in Oklahoma City.

While fan enthusiasm is often encouraged in the Association, this is taking matters too far. After the recent trades of stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook to Los Angeles and Houston respectively, Thunder GM Sam Presti and coach Billy Donovan have apparently been mentioned in a threat from an angry OKC supporter.

Per court documents, the fan alleged to want to 'blow things up', a phrase that will always invoke fear in an organization as public and a part of the community as the Thunder are in Oklahoma City. OKC fans have every right to be frustrated, but there is very clearly a line that has been crossed in threatening serious and life-threatening action just for starting a rebuild.

While they may be frustrated, we can safely assume that the majority of Thunder fans don't feel this way, and certainly aren't willing to take matters to such an extreme.

Hopefully this matter is resolved quickly, and Presti and Donovan can return to comfortably surveying the remainder of the NBA offseason.