OKC Thunder weekly roundup: The season is here
The boys are back! And so is Heather’s weekly roundup, bringing you the latest OKC Thunder news.
In case you missed it, the 2017-2018 season is here. And last night, the newly renovated Oklahoma City Thunder kicked off the year with a 105-84 victory against the New York Knicks.
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) October 20, 2017
A Warm Reception
Chesapeake Arena is a familiar one for Enes Kanter. But, his latest Oklahoma City appearance was… different. When he stepped onto the court last night, Kanter no longer played for the same team as his ‘Stache Bro. It was weird. It was unsettling. But, in true Thunder fan fashion, the adoring crowd honored Kanter with a warm reception and ovation.
Enes Kanter’s welcome back in OKC pic.twitter.com/jAIAMSbzMs
— Nikki Kay (@NikkiKayKFOR) October 20, 2017
In Other Kanter News
Upon hearing Enes was traded to New York, I penned a letter to one of my favorite (former) Thunder players. It was a tribute, a farewell… a love letter, more or less. And, because he’s one of the nicest guys on the planet, he read it. A few days later, I had this in my possession:
— Heather Koontz (@Ringsmackie) October 2, 2017
So even though he may not be on our side anymore, we Thunder fans should always respect the former #11.
Because Jordan Brand is fantastic at marketing, and because new Thunder player Carmelo Anthony wore a hoodie every day of his life this off-season, new sweatshirts were recently created and handed out in Oklahoma City. See the shirt, and read more here.
Sharing Is Caring
Thunderous Intentions is a gold mine filled with entertaining and enlightening Oklahoma City Thunder content. While there are plenty of articles to read and share, here’s this week’s highlight: “Bold predictions – Westbrook leads NBA in assists.”
Thunderous Intentions writer Matthew Hallett makes the case for Westbrook’s ability to take home a special title this season. Give it a read!
I’ll see you next week! Same time, same place. Enjoy your weekend!