Exclusive: Sonics Alum Gary Payton Vows To Bring NBA Back To The Emerald City!

July 19th, 2010 by Angie Meyer Leave a reply »

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Seattle. A gorgeous growing metropolis that sits along a fabulous bank of crystal blue water. A city known for it's rainy weather patterns, beautiful landscapes, and new age architecture. Its the perfect local for the sporting elite. Seattle is a town devoted to the franchise of professional sports. The city is home to the Seahawks, the Sounders (Seattle's brand new major league soccer team), and of course, the Mariners... a major league baseball franchise housing the jerseys of Ichiro Suzuki, and the recently retired Ken Griffey Jr. Something, however, is missing from the athletic landscape of the emerald city. An NBA team. Just two years removed, the city mourns the loss of their beloved Supersonics. One of the two professional franchises from the Northwest to win a national championship. The Sonics colonized in Seattle during the swinging 60's - 1967, to be exact. A team that carried the legacy to several of the best athletes to ever meet the hardwood, the Sonics reincarnated Seattle fanfare to its fullest potential. Ownership changes were a prevalent part of the teams history. One of the team owners, Starbucks Chairman, How ...

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