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Expect Russell Westbrook to sign extension with OKC? What he said today is meaningful; Wade considers OKC too………

Russell Westbrook has a decision to make and that final announcement will happen before October 16th when the Oklahoma City Thunder’s extension offer will be agreed upon by the 2017 NBA MVP.  The deal  ($207 million for five years) will be the richest in the history of the Association and keep Westbrook playing on Reno Street for the next six years.

In a comment today at the media day for the Thunder, Westbrook was asked if he’ll sign the extension: “Man, it’s been a long, long summer.” Reiterates “This is the place I want to be.”

As the “new” power team in the Association, OKC boosts three major superstars on their roster.  Along with Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony give the Thunder a better than fighting chance to challenge the NBA champs, the Golden State Warriors.

The prospect of having George and Anthony resign with OKC for future years only increases with Westbrook’s long term commitment to the team on the south plains.

Latest news is that Dwayne Wade, the great all-star that just was cut loose from the Chicago Bulls, is contemplating a move to four cities for the current season. OKC is one of those cities and his chances of playing with the Thunder is at least fifty fifty.

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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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