Hoops Day - Wayman Tisdale
Today we’re celebrating one of this state’s favorite sports: basketball! Here at the Museum we love staying active! What’s a good way to do that? Play sports! Today, we’re going to focus on one of our favorite sports: basketball!
Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Wayman Tisdale. His hometown is Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tisdale played basketball for the University of Oklahoma for 3 years before entering the NBA. He played for 3 teams over 12 seasons in the NBA. Following his time in the NBA, Tisdale became a successful Jazz musician. Several of his albums made the top 10 on the Billboard charts. You can listen to him play here! You can learn more by reading Wayman Tisdale’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.
There are other Oklahomans that played basketball as well! Russell Westbrook played the sport for the Oklahoma City Thunder for several seasons. You can learn more about him here! Marques Haynes is also a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame!
Listen to it! One of our favorites is a classic. Can you guess what it is? Space Jam! We love to watch this movie when it’s time to get ready for basketball season. Listen to the soundtrack from the movie here before you watch it.
Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home experimenting with your creativity! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Hoops Day and share them with us: #ohofathome
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