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NBA team honors firefighters to celebrate 10th season

OKC Thunder players suited up in full firefighter gear and participated in an obstacle challenge with firefighters

By FireRescue1 Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY — Players from the OKC Thunder recently teamed up with firefighters to celebrate the NBA team’s 10th anniversary.

NBA.com reported that players Terrance Ferguson and Dakari Johnson competed against each other in full bunker gear with teams of firefighters in an obstacle challenge during an afternoon celebrating the start of the NBA season.

“They were able to put on the gear and do some things they’ve never done before,” said Benny Fulkerson, OKCFD public information officer. “It was an incredible experience for all of us today.”

The NBA stars had to be the first one to make it to a basketball hoop on the other end of Fire Station 5. The firefighters on each team scrambled to make it down the roof and make the first pass to their captain.

Team Johnson took the victory and his team members, Cpls. Ben Schwarz and Cody Burke, scored tickets to Thursday’s opening night game.

“It’s great to have the Thunder out here supporting the community and we’re able to support them as well,” said Schwarz. “It’s good to have everyone together.”


@the2kferguson @dakarijohnson Learning the ropes at OKC Fire Station 5. Honoring first responders and celebrating the start of Thunder season. @ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Posted by Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, October 17, 2017


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