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Pro football payer and Oklahoma City native Wes Welker gets a hug from Thunder mascot Rumble 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