The Thunder Life of Riley

Karen Riley isn’t one to keep her Thunder loyalty under wraps. She and her husband, Pat (no, not that Pat Riley), have made it a mission of theirs to bring plenty of young people to Thunder home games over the past two seasons.

That has included kids from their church and a number of their friends’ children.

“The kids got such a kick when several of the players signed the back of their T-shirts,” said Karen.

A Louisiana native who has lived in Oklahoma City the past eight years, Karen said it’s all just part of her determination to spread Thunder joy.

“My whole world seems to revolve around the games once the season has begun,” she said. “I change my running schedule. I won’t stay after work late on game day. I won’t go out of town on a game weekend unless it’s beyond my control. I live for the games.”

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