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A Special Night in OKC…..Westbrook brings it as does OKC and Chris Paul…..Introduction video included……

Russell Westbrook arrives before an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

 

Chris Paul had the play of the game with his between the legs driving floater in the 4th quarter of Russell Westbrook’s return game to OKC last night in the Chesapeake Energy Arena.  But it  was Westbrook that the fans of OKC love and that love was on demonstration as of his standing ovation as a two minute video on him ended and his introduction to the rabid Thunder crowd followed.  After an also strong roar as the OKC starters were introduced, the Rockets were no match for the upstart Thunder as OKC dominated the game as they posted a 113-92 win.

 

A night of nights for this season ticket holder, Westbrook’s return could not have gone better.  All the words said by everyone in involved were perfect as peaches and cream on a hot summer day as OKC.  This was a big deal for Westbrook, the Thunder fans, the Thunder management, and for most, the NBA.

 

Westbrook summed it up before the game.

 

“I don’t regret signing back, I don’t regret staying here, I don’t regret anything I did,” Westbrook said. “I feel like I left everything out on the court every single night and did everything that I could for the city.”

 

 

Feature Photo:  AP

Video:  Fred Pahlke

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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