We are venturing into new territory on Wednesday morning, as sports editor Mike Sherman and I, with the help of the good folks at the Opubco studios, will attempt a live NBA videocast at 11 a.m. on NewsOK.com.
There will be a link on the home page of NewsOK.com before the start of the videocast that you can click on and join the live feed. Once there, I’m told there will be a fancy question box for you and yours to submit questions to us and get answered live over the Internet.
In other news, I’m told the NBA schedule will be announced in the middle of next week. That means we will know who’s coming to town and when on Aug. 5th 6th or 7th. As I’ve said before in this space, I’m more excited about the release of the league-wide schedule than I am the team name.
Along the same lines of the team name, apparently the franchise still doesn’t have the name, colors and logos all figured out. This year’s rookies had their photo shoot today in New York and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook and D.J. White had to pose in those mesh black practice jerseys the team wore during the Orlando Pro Summer League. Minnesota, Orlando and Sacramento are also unveiling new uniforms this season, and players for those teams wore their new threads for the shoot.
And finally, Yahoo Sports has trotted out a poll aking readers what the Oklahoma City team name should be. The writer says the NBA didn’t like that KOCO-TV reported the name will be Thunder and registered the five other names last week “to keep us on our toes.”