Aaron Boogaard Joins Wichita Despite Past Experience

Boogaard joins Thunder in shadow of brother’s death

According to Boogaard, a small number of Thunder fans made verbal and non-verbal references to his brother during the series, prompting mild complaints by Boogaard via social media.

It seemed like a major incident at the time, but like more serious issues in his life, Boogaard is trying to move on. He signed with the Thunder this offseason, bringing with him a legacy of toughness accompanied by baggage from his brother’s death and the harsh reaction some had to it.

“Unfortunately that stuff happened,” Boogaard said. “But who am I to tell people what they can and cannot say? It sucks and it’s unfortunate that it happened, but I guess it’s kind of just the world we live in nowdays.”