TULSA - After practice or shootaround every day, Cole Aldrich and the Thunder bigs push each other around on the block while guards like Russell Westbrook take elbow jumper after elbow jumper.
It was a raucous pep rally atmosphere as the Thunder players and coaching staff got off the bus, but when the Thunder took the court, it was a hard-fought workman-like scrimmage.
Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 18 – The Oklahoma City Thunder will once again partner with the Tulsa-based Folds of Honor Foundation to raise funds to benefit the families of soldiers killed or disabled in service to their country. Special Thunder Cares collection buckets will be distributed throughout the BOK Center during Friday night’s sold-out preseason game against the Phoenix Suns, and the Thunder will contribute an additional $10,000.
Thunder fans throughout the Oklahoma City area and around the world are some of the most passionate in professional sports. Whether it's finding out about specific players, asking basketball-related questions or gaining additional insight into the team, Thunder fans are hungry for as much information about their squad as possible.
When the Thunder hits the floor each night, televisions all across the state are tuned into the games, not just in Oklahoma City.
When Thunder players take the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena, they know exactly what to expect from the crowd. In turn, Head Coach Scott Brooks’ squad hopes to give Thunder fans a consistent level of performance each night.