The Thunder announced on Twitter their plan to offer financial assistance for game day staff. This announcement makes them the 30th and final NBA team to publicly proclaim their support of their employees since the NBA suspended their season in response to the COVD-19 pandemic.
#ThunderFamily pic.twitter.com/PbZV6uxxwr— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) March 20, 2020
This comes a day later when Oklahoma City Digest reported reported the Thunder remained muted on the topic of financially supporting their employees, many of which who work multiple jobs.
Thunder remain only NBA team to not announce something for game day employees— Oklahoma City Digest © (@ThunderDigest) March 19, 2020
As one person who did not want to be named said: "They said there was nothing they could do." https://t.co/u4ZiZa8HOJ pic.twitter.com/ywcdYNNRis
This is great news that should’ve happened sooner, as Oklahoma City was Ground Zero for sports leagues across the country. The announcement that Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 immediately prior to the Thunder’s game against the Jazz set off a chain reaction, and the league’s season was suspended shortly thereafter. All 30 teams in the league have now announced plans to take care of their employees — as they should.