It may be hard to believe, but it’s true: minus Russell Westbrook, basketball will still go on in Thunderland.
And OKC’s second stint without its star point guard will begin in another country, with the Thunder staff and players packing into an enormous airplane this afternoon (photo above) for a 13-hour flight over to Turkey for the first of two overseas preseason games.
Here’s the schedule:
-Saturday, 8 a.m. CT: Thunder at Fenerbahce Ulker on NBA TV in Istanbul, Turkey
-Tuesday, 2 p.m. CT: Thunder vs Philadelphia 76ers on NBA TV in Manchester, England
OKC is scheduled to return to the states next Wednesday, but in the meantime we’ll track their one-week trip through Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets, provided the players share their experiences.
Here are a couple pre-flight shots today: