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Thunder announce plan to financially support game-day staff during COVID-19 Pandemic

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OKC was the 30th and final team to make this promise.

NBA: Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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.