Thunder Players Mingle, Celebrate With Fans Following Big Win


Thursday, June 7th 2012, 10:29 am
By: News 9


The Oklahoma City Thunder is moving on to the NBA Finals. Instead of heading home after Wednesday night's big win, players went to Bricktown to celebrate with the fans.

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News 9 spotted Kevin Durant and James Harden at Rok Bar and Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse. We asked Durant how he was feeling after defeating the Spurs.

"It's cool. It's cool right now. We have to keep going. We have four more to go," Durant said.

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Durant and Harden took time to sign autographs and take pictures with some very excited Thunder fans. Business managers in Bricktown said the team's success has been a blessing for their bottom lines.

"It's been incredible for us," said Tapwerks General Manager Courtney Larry. "And not just the home games, but the away games, too. Just the sense of community it brings to downtown and people wanting to be here and wanting to be part of Bricktown."

Even famous fans took to Twitter to congratulate the team. Oklahoma native Reba McEntire tweeted, "Congrats to the Oklahoma City Thunder on going to the finals!!!! So proud for ya'll!!!"