Thunder Notebook: Thunder launches Draft Lottery Challenge for fans

Oklahoman Modified: April 22, 2009 at 4:58 am •  Published: April 22, 2009
The Thunder has launched its first-ever Draft Lottery Challenge, giving one fan the opportunity to represent the team at the annual NBA Draft Lottery in Secaucus, N.J., on May 19 when the league determines the draft order of the 14 non-playoff teams.

All fans 18 and older who live in Oklahoma can submit a fun, creative, witty and enlightening seven-word essay to explaining why they should represent the Thunder at the lottery. The top three finalists will be placed on, and all site visitors will be able to vote on the most creative entry.

The Grand Prize winner will win round-trip airfare from Oklahoma City to New York City, hotel accommodations, per diem for the trip and will represent the team at the Draft Lottery at NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus.

Deadline for entries on is midnight on Monday, May 4. The team is asking fans to refrain from using draft-eligible player names, numbers and schools. The winning entry will be announced May 7 at

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Kevin Durant will host a basketball camp from June 29 to July 1 at Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma City for boys and girls ages 7 through 18. The camp will be divided into two sessions, the first for kids ages 7 to 11 from 9 a.

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