WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going on everyone? Well, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m finally back in Oklahoma City after a long weekend in Dallas. And man, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s good to be back with my teammates. We went through a practice on Monday night and are getting right back into the swing of things tomorrow against the Dallas Mavericks.
I thought IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d just talk about what it was like playing in my first All-Star Game before we play Tuesday night. Really, it all sank in once I put my jersey on and warm-ups. Running out of that tunnel, it happened so quickly, first off. It felt like a dream to me. There were so many people there to watch the game and also so many people who gave me a great ovation.
That was something I really didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t realize until somebody told me. I was caught up in the moment. But IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad all the fans supported me. Plus, it was a good game. It was a fun game and I had a blast running up and down the court with these guys and hopefully I can play in more All-Star Games.
Playing alongside all these stars was a little different for me. I was playing with a lot of guys who were the main options on their teams and it was kind of different for me to come off the bench, too. It was a new experience and like I said hopefully I come back.
And as far as that record crowd at the Cowboys Stadium, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just happy I was a part of some history. Again, the crowd was unbelievable. It was a lot to watch a basketball game and over 100,000 is something you wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even think about. I thought it would be around 80,000. But the crowd just showed how much our game has grown and how much the players have changed the look of the All-Star Game because it was a good game. It was like a real game. They donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come out here and play around. They were serious trying to win.
Someone asked me if any player had left a lasting impression on me, and I really couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come up with just one. Just being around these guys and seeing how they act and everyone was cool, just welcoming me in like IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been here for the last 10 years. I felt right at home, like I belonged.
And just as important to me was seeing some of my Thunder teammates throughout the weekend. That support system is always there from our players. They supported me and congratulated me and I just want to thank them so much.
Well, hopefully you all will continue to support us down the stretch of this season. I also want to know what you thought of the All-Star Game, so hit me up in my comments section. Talk to you soon!