Article Photos: David Stern: The long goodbye to the man who twice helped bring the NBA to OKC 29/33

Pro football player and Oklahoma City native Wes Welker throws autographed balls to the crowd during a time out as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 106-92 in NBA basketball at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman