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“Way Up” Wayman Tisdale Dies at Age 44

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Back before the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Oklahoma City/New Orleans Hornets graced the basketball court in Oklahoma City, NBA games were few and far between. Oklahomans were relegated to exhibition basketball, and we were glad to have it.  

I can't remember the year, but I will never forget the player introductions.  Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson, and the rest of the Phoenix Suns took a back seat on this day as one of Oklahoma's favorite sons was introduced.

A local contest was held among the elementary students in the Oklahoma City school district.  The winners of this contest, each got to introduce a player.  The PA announcer would introduce each child along with their age and then he woul...

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