Byron Mullens did his best to accommodate the pint-sized autograph seekers. In a classroom adorned by balloons and multicolored confetti, the Thunder center signed posters and chatted with the students of Positive Tomorrows, a private elementary school in Oklahoma City for homeless children.
A back-to-school celebration, the event featured Mullens and the indefatigable Rumble the Bison. There was cake. There was punch. And there was a 7-foot NBA player who knew all too well the unique challenges facing these kids.