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.

Lots of construction and roadwork is going on in downtown Oklahoma City, so keep some things in mind as you make your way to the arena for tonight’s Opening Night game vs. the Chicago Bulls. Throughout the season, the Thunder will keep fans advised of downtown traffic updates on our website as well as through Facebook and Twitter.

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