Air Thunder Magazine Show Focuses on MLK Day

OKLAHOMA CITY, Friday, Jan. 23, 2009–The nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 19 and the Thunder was a big part of the holiday in Oklahoma City. In the next addition of Air Thunder, the weekly magazine television show presented by INTEGRIS Health, the official health care provider of the Thunder, see how involved the Thunder was in Martin Luther King Day. Thunder players Kyle Weaver, D.J. White and Russell Westbrook all took place in the MLK Day parade. See how the players and staff got involved in the special day in downtown Oklahoma City. Thunder sideline reporter Brent Weber takes a look at how Dr. King was nearly a member of the Oklahoma City community, and how he has influenced current Thunder players. Air Thunder airs this Monday, Jan. 26at 6:30 p.m. on KSBI 52, Thunder TV (Cox Channel 9 in OKC). The episode will re-air on Wednesday,Jan. 28 before the game vs. Golden State at 6:00 p.m. on FOX Sports Oklahoma (Cox Channel 37 in OKC). Also this week, the show highlights the new partnership between the Thunder and INTEGRIS Health. The practice facility in north Oklahoma City where the team practices will now be known as the INTEGRIS Health Thunder Training Center. At a recent appearance at the Police Athletic League, Thunder players Chris Wilcox and Nenad Krstic took time out oftheir day to sign autographs on Saturday, January 17. Tune in to see what the two players thought of the youth league at Moon Elementary in OklahomaCity. Finally, Thunder TV play-by-play announcer Brian Davis sits down with rookie guard Kyle Weaver. Weaver talks about his first year in the NBA and the challenges of transitioning from the college game to the pro game. While at Washington State University, Weaver was the heart of a Cougars team that went to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament last year after many sub-par seasons. Weaver discusses the similarities between Washington State’s building of a program to what the Thunder is doing in Oklahoma City this season. The show is hosted by the Thunder’s sideline reporter Brent Weber, and the entire Thunder broadcast team of Brian Davis, Grant Long, Brent Weber and Matt Pinto are also regular contributors to the show. Along with the features below, Pinto will review the week that was in the NBA.