He said his Facebook friends encouraged him, good-naturedly, to pray for world peace when he mentioned that he would be giving the invocation before Wednesday's game. Fields said he gave the invocation at two Thunder games last season — one during the regular season and one during the playoffs.
He said he thought about waiting to see if he was invited to give the prayer during a Thunders-Lakers playoff game, which may or may not happen. Laughing, Fields said he decided to go ahead and offer the playful double entendre on Wednesday.
“It's wonderful to experience the Thunder,” he said. “Hopefully, they'll ask me back.”
Public pregame prayers are unusual in the NBA, although they are standard for the Thunder and the New Orleans Hornets, which temporarily played home games in Oklahoma City.