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Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett: NBA players need to realize they have a good deal

From Staff Reports Published: November 22, 2011
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/articleid/3625710/1/pictures/1570558">Photo - Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said NBA players need to recognize a good deal when they see one in an interview with HoopsWorld concerning the NBA lockout.  Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said NBA players need to recognize a good deal when they see one in an interview with HoopsWorld concerning the NBA lockout. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

Cornett spoke of local arena workers, vendors and business owners who have lost income due to the lockout.

“Then you have the real victims in this: the few hundred people who work in the arena on game nights as part-time employment,” Cornett said in the interview. “I know some of these people. They've given up their part-time jobs for basketball season — that's what they do at this time of year — and all of the sudden, they're not working. And it's right here at the holiday time, too.”

Cornett also said he believes Thunder fans will not desert their team because of the lockout.

“I think our fans will bounce back quicker than others, so I don't know what the repercussions will be,” Cornett said. “It won't be good for any of the franchises, but I suspect our fans will bounce back more quickly than the other franchises out there.”


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