Thunder notebook: Holiday cheer

Oklahoman Modified: December 18, 2008 at 7:53 am •  Published: December 18, 2008
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photo - The Thunder’s Kevin Durant handed out some goodies on Wednesday. Photo BY NATE BILLINGS, the Oklahoman
The Thunder’s Kevin Durant handed out some goodies on Wednesday. Photo BY NATE BILLINGS, the Oklahoman
Holiday cheer
The Thunder endured a 14-game losing streak earlier this season and is currently riding an eight-game losing streak. Frustration mounts after every loss, but community holiday projects are a reminder players are blessed.

"For sure,” said Nick Collison. "That real world perspective is always good, especially when you’re going through a tough time. Everybody enjoys doing these (projects). The things we’re doing are great. Plus, a lot of us have family coming in from out of town to celebrate the holidays. That could be a good change of pace.”

Kevin Durant on Wednesday presented winter coats, hats and gloves, donated by Nike, to 60 predetermined children. Thunder officials hosted a holiday celebration Wednesday afternoon at the Ford Center for 500 Oklahoma City seventh-grade students who improved their attendance records.

KING JAMES TO HOLD COURT
The Thunder hasn’t had a sellout since the Hornets played a nationally televised game Nov. 21, but LeBron James’ only visit to the Ford Center on Sunday has been a sellout for weeks. Sometimes a few tickets become available when fans release them. The Thunder holds back 250 tickets to be sold on the day of the game.