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Photos: Thunder players prepare for long flight to Turkey

by Anthony Slater Modified: October 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm •  Published: October 2, 2013

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:

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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