Remembering the real King on MLK Day

By Michael Kinney

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration has come and gone again around the country.  Held on Monday, Jan. 16, it has reached national holiday status in which students and many workers get the day off.  

The Oklahoma City Thunder is one of the organizations that makes sure they honor the holiday by sending their players into the community. This year, a trio of Thunder joined broadcaster Michael Cage at Thelma Parks Elementary on January 17 to celebrate King’s legacy of giving back to the community.  

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‘I wanted to drag him to the deep water’

By Michael Kinney

OKLAHOMA –  Moore High’s Payton Thomas had faced Stillwater’s AJ Heeg once before. The two were both juniors at the time and Heeg, who was wrestling at Edmond Memorial, prevailed on his way to winning his second state championship.

Despite that, when the pair faced off for the second time, Thomas knew what he had to do in order to come out on top. He had to make Heeg uncomfortable.

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Thunder knock off Blazers, again

By Michael Kinney

For the second time in three days, the Oklahoma City Thunder played host to the Portland Trail Blazers. When the two teams faced off Monday, it ended with a walk-off game-winning jumper by Oklahoma City’s Shai Gillgeous-Alexander.

On Wednesday, Oklahoma City used its defense down the stretch and the athletic ability of a rookie to secure a 101-98 victory at the Paycom Center.

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