WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s good everyone? I hope you all are having a great day today!
We’ve had a couple of tough, close losses this week. But with the playoffs around the corner, we have to just keep playing as hard as we can. We have another big game against Phoenix tonight, so make sure to tune in or come out to the game and support us. My boy Jared Dudley is on the Suns, and he’s become one of the tougher defenders in the NBA, so it definitely should be a battle out there.
Thursday was a busy day for me. After a light practice in the morning, I slipped into a nice black suit, put on a black tie and made my way to downtown Oklahoma City at night for an award I received from the March of Dimes at their Sports Headliner banquet.
The banquet was held at the Skirvin Hotel, which some opposing teams have said is haunted, but either way itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a real classy spot. And this was a real nice awards banquet.
First of all, I was kind of shocked when I heard that I was being named the Sports Headliner of the Year. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve only been here for a year and a half and theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re already starting to recognize me. But man, it felt good.
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so many great teams and players and coaches to come through here and to be named one of them is just an honor for me. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one of those awards that I can say I got because the state of Oklahoma has embraced me since day one. Yeah, I went to the University of Texas but Oklahomans quickly embraced me and I was just humbled to be there.
My mom and my grandmother came and my brothers too, so it was great to have them around for support. My mom even got to present me with the award, and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s something thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s never happened before. I know it meant a lot to her as well.
Well, I just want to thank everybody whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s supported me and my teammates ever since we got to Oklahoma City. Just make sure you root for us the rest of the season!