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A sellout crowd of 19,136 watches the tipoff during a National... News PhotoBasketball - NBA Pro,Basketball - Sport,Crowd,Economy,Full Length,General View,Government,Horizontal,Los Angeles Lakers,NBA,Occupation,Oklahoma City,Oklahoma City Arena,Oklahoma City Thunder - Basketball Team,People,Politics,Recession,Sport,The Americas,USA,Unemployment,WatchingPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg UNITED STATES - MARCH 24: A sellout crowd of 19,136 watches the tipoff during a National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Nearly three decades after an energy bust that forced 122 banks to close statewide, Oklahoma City is in the fifth year of an economic expansion that's produce the lowest jobless rate for a major metro U.S. area. Oklahoma City demonstrated it could support a NBA team, encouraging the Seattle Supersonics to move permanently and become the Thunder, which now draw crowds as large as the Boston Celtics. (Photo by J.P. Wilson/Bloomberg via Getty Images)