Thunder To Honor Wayman Tisdale Tuesday
The Thunder will honor former Oklahoma star Wayman Tisdale with the Thunder Community Hero Award for the month of April at Tuesday night’s game against San Antonio. Tisdale will be recognized during an on-court presentation for his contributions to basketball in Oklahoma and for his courage and spirit battling cancer and assisting others who have faced the same challenge.
Tisdale was diagnosed with cancer in his knee in 2007. His right leg was amputated from the knee down in 2008 and he now wears a prosthetic leg.
Tisdale, through his foundation, also assists other amputees who don’t have health insurance or whose insurance won’t fund medical needs. He was recently honored with a similar Courage Award during an NBA Legends event at NBA All-Star Weekend in Phoenix.
Tisdale, a three-time All-American for the Sooners and a 12-year NBA veteran for Indiana, Sacramento and Phoenix, will be presented the Community Hero Award by Thunder general manager Sam Presti and Devon Energy Executive Vice President Alan Marcum. Tisdale will be joined by his wife, Regina, as special guests of the Thunder.
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