NBA Stars Offer Condolences to Oklahoma City Tornado Victims on Twitter

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NBA Stars Offer Condolences to Oklahoma City Tornado Victims on Twitter
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A tornado that ripped through Oklahoma City Monday afternoon has the sports world—and the NBA especially—offering condolences and soliciting help in any way possible.

At least 51 people, including seven children at an elementary school, were killed in the tornado, while countless others were injured, houses were destroyed and thousands are without power as the cleanup efforts begin.

The National Weather Service warned that the tornado was so large that there was a possibility that it couldn't even be classified as a twister.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are the only professional sport in the city, but athletes everywhere, along with countless NBA players, showed support for the people in Oklahoma City.

An official release from the NBA was posted earlier today, offering condolences and asking people to help support the areas impacted:

The NBA Family's thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families following the massive destruction of the tornadoes that swept through the Midwest.

Please join us in support of the American Red Cross to help provide much needed aid and supplies to areas hardest hit.

Donations can be made at or text REDCROSS to 90999.

Kevin Durant tweeted for the first time since the beginning of the month in order to send a message to the people in Oklahoma City.

And like countless others, he tweeted out the information that really matters; how you can donate money.

A ton of the other Thunder players sent out similar messages as well.

Perhaps coolest of all, Kendrick Perkins announced that he and his wife would be delivering supplies and taking donations all day Tuesday.

Players all over the league echoed the sentiment that rang through the ranks of the Oklahoma City squad.

Kobe Bryant reiterated what seems most important at this point. Text the Red Cross in order to make donations to support the victims.

Actions speak louder than words.

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