Whatever item Jeremy Underhill wanted to get, so did Jason Underhill. And vice versa.
So it goes when you're 7-year-old identical twins.
Jeremy (or maybe it was Jason) wanted a Nintendo DS for Christmas. "Yeah, let's get that," the other twin agreed.
Not all gifts were identical. There was one football and one basketball.
Suddenly, and somewhat inexplicably, Jason (maybe Jeremy) wanted to dance in the aisle. The other twin joined him.
Their celebrity escort, second-year Thunder shooting guard James Harden, cheered on the dancing Underhill Bros. and smiled like he had just dunked over Cleveland's J.J. Hickson (again).
The Thunder held its third annual Holiday Assist shopping spree Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Super Target at 13924 N. Penn Ave. Ten families from the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program were the beneficiaries.
Dressed in blue Santa caps, every Thunder player participated, as did the team mascot, Rumble. Coach Scott Brooks was excused so he could attend the basketball game of his son, Chance.
Also on hand were members of the coaching staff and the team's front office, including general manager Sam Presti.
Each group of grandchildren got a $500 gift card, as did their grandparents.
Judging from the price tags on several items stuffed into shopping carts, several accompanying players paid whatever amount went over the limit.
The first item placed into the cart of backup shooting guard Morris Peterson was a 40-inch flat-screen television. Two pairs of shoes and a skateboard soon followed.
The toy department was attacked with vigor, as were the sporting goods and electronics departments.
Only in a store so massive could shoppers actually lose sight of 6-foot-11, 245-pound rookie center Cole Aldrich and ask, "Where is he? I can't see him. I lost him."
Forward Serge Ibaka, who was raised on soccer in the Republic of Congo, impressively dribbled a soccer ball with both feet at the end of Aisle B42.
With a healthy number of store employees, Thunder staffers and volunteer security officers in the mix, the event was not the mob scene one might assume. A few shirts in the clothing department were accidentally knocked to the floor during a temporary logjam, then quickly picked up and returned to their proper place by All-Star Kevin Durant.
"Hey, this is a two-way street," Royal Ivey said while playing shopping cart traffic cop.
When the shopping was done, players posed for pictures with their groups.
Presti said the more frequently a player participates in a shopping spree, the more joy seems to come from it. Presti noted how veterans such as Nick Collison, Peterson and Ivey excel at the events, and spoke of how quickly young players like Russell Westbrook have embraced the concept.
"It is so gratifying to be a part of this," said a smiling Presti.