OKC Thunder: Updates, resources for local residents, free services and tips

OKC Thunder in the news features a list of resources for Oklahomans, tips, facts and information on COVID-19 along with free services and updates.

One week into the NBA suspension and if you feel like it’s been much longer you aren’t alone. During stressful times sports are often our elixir. Not having access to escape via witnessing our OKC Thunder clutch time kings  — well it straight-up sucks.

Adding to our withdrawal is the absence of any live sports. However, it’s not all bad news on the basketball front as the Association has made League Pass free for everyone to watch through to  April 22nd.

Free League Pass until 4/22 – list of OKC Thunder clutch time wins:

That’s a month plus worth of entertainment. Whether you want to revisit a prior OKC Thunder game, check out the competition or catch some of the younger League Pass guilty pleasure teams (Grizzlies, Pelicans and recently the Kings for example) every game is there for the viewing.

In case your preference is the home town team, T.I. compiled a dated list of all the OKC Thunder clutch time wins this season (all 29 games).

COVID-19 facts:

Thunderous Intentions has noted sites (and will again at the bottom of this article) for Oklahoma City residents. The Thunder franchise and NBA official site are also providing great resource sites for gathering up to date facts, tips, and vital information.

Thunder partner OU Medicine has a dedicated website that answers a plethora of questions. You can click visit the tweet below or go directly to the website by clicking here.

The NBA also offers a dedicated informational article on resources, facts, and tips that can be reached via clicking this link.

The following tweet from the franchise offers information for OKC residents requiring food or prescription assistance, looking to volunteer or to donate via the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The site offers lots of local resources and even recipes.

Adam Silver addresses season options in update:

Also on Wednesday, Adam Silver spoke to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. Given the circumstances, the Commissioner isn’t dealing with absolutes but remains optimistic the league will return to finish out the season.

What form that season takes will depend on how long the U.S. and Canada remain in the social distancing and home quarantine mode. Silver is open to being creative and adapting to the best of the league’s ability. The majority of that interview and Silver’s comments can be found via this T.I. article.

30 for 30 – ideas to help the housebound:

The Thunderous Intentions writing team will do our best to keep you informed and entertained during the hiatus. As such, we began our 30 questions in 30 days series this week with the initial questions touching on a variety of topics including great books to read, binge-worthy TV shows or series and team related items. Be sure to catch the daily installment and offer your input as everyone shares their favorites.

Jazz Coach Quin Snyder sends out heartwarming message of thanks:

The Jazz has experienced a week at the center of the storm as Rudy Gobert became known to many as patient zero for the NBA. The reality is he was simply the first player to receive his results.

For example, since the Nets didn’t play the Jazz or Pistons the four players who tested positive could’ve contracted the virus sooner but been tested later.

The point is, very few people knew about much about the COVID-19 a week ago and we’re all still learning daily. He made a bad choice – but we’ve all been there.

Snyder’s message gives thanks to the well-wishers, supporters and medical community. More importantly, it reflects the presence of a team on a much broader scale.  Danilo Gallinari had a similar message recently as he discussed the situation in his native Italy.

Let’s approach this situation like that – – the community and global team if you will.

As always, stay safe and healthy.

For more information on the coronavirus please note the following sites:

Oklahoma State Department Help Center: 877-215-8336
Oklahoma State – dedicated coronavirus site: click this link
The World Health Organizationclick this link 
Centers for Disease Control and Preventionclick this link