Never Forget

Forty-one years of history.

Two All-Star Game MVPs (Lenny Wilkens, 1971; Tom Chambers, 1987).

Three All-NBA First Team selections (Spencer Haywood, 1972 and 1973; Gus Williams, 1982; Gary Payton, 1998 and 2000).

Seven All-NBA Second Team selections (Spencer Haywood, 1974 and 1975; Dennis Johnson, 1980; Gus Williams, 1980; Shawn Kemp, 1994, 1995, and 1996; Gary Payton, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2002; Vin Baker, 1998; Ray Allen, 2005).

Three All-NBA Third Team selections (Dale Ellis, 1989; Gary Payton, 1994 and 2001; Detlef Schrempf, 1995).

Twelve All-NBA Rookie Team selections (Bob Rule, 1968; Al Tucker, 1968; Art Harris, 1969; Tom Burleson, 1975; Jack Sikma, 1978; Xavier McDaniel, 1986; Derrick McKey, 1988; Gary Payton, 1991; Desmond Mason, 2001; Vladimir Radmanovic, 2002; Jeff Green, 2008; Kevin Durant, 2008).

Two Hall of Famers (Lenny Wilkens and Dennis Johnson).

One NBA Rookie of the Year (Kevin Durant, 2008).

One perennial bad-ass (Xavier McDaniel, 1985-1990).

One serial, high-flying, dunktastic Reign Man (Shawn Kemp, 1989-1997).

One trash-talking Glove (Gary Payton, 1990-2003).

One silky smooth marksman and the NBA’s most prolific three-point shooter in history (Ray Allen, 2003-2007).

Three NBA Finals appearances (1978, 1979, and 1996).

One NBA Championship (1979).

Allow me to remind you how great the Seattle Supersonics were and always will be.

Bring back the Sonics.

7 thoughts on “Never Forget”

  1. I think this article would be best suited for either two days (meaning you could re-release the article on either of these days): December 20 (when Seattle was awarded a franchise) or October 26 (the first day the Sonics played). I love your articles Alex, but this is kind of random. However, that being said, I think it would be best once those dates come around, that we blast the s**t out of Oklahoma City Thunder (nice name). It’s up to you.

    Oh yah, I will mention one recent event (and maybe this can help reduce the randomness). On February 10, 2011, Ray Allen became the NBA’s all-time leader in three-point field goals, surpassing Reggie Miller with 2,561 (from Wikipedia). Now that might be awesome for any NBA spectator… except for the former Sonics fans (including myself). What that means to former Sonics fans is that we are continuing to get screwed by The D**khead, formally known as Mr. Clayton Bennett. Hear me out! See if the Sonics continued to exist in Seattle, Allen would have earned that title as a sonic and Seattleites would have the pleasure of being witnesses of that accomplishment. Not only that, but he would have earned that title in a city he clearly loved. Now I normally would give a couple of lewd remarks regarding Mr. Bennett, but karma will catch up to him. It always does – http://www.oscn.net/applications/ocisweb/GetCaseInformation.asp?submitted=true&viewtype=caseGeneral&casemasterID=121346&db=Oklahoma.

  2. The more time goes by since the theft of the Sonics from Seattle, and the longer it is since the NBA has a presence in Seattle, the more hardened I become.

    I thought the sting would mellow after a few years. Instead, it’s gotten worse.

    As far as I’m concerned, the NBA is dead to me.

    And if it ever does come back, hopefully it will be after David Stern’s festering, pustulent little corpse is rotting in Hell, because it will be a cold day there that I choose to drop a f*cking DIME on that league as long as he is in charge.

    Don’t try to tell me how great the game is. I really don’t care. I am SO done with the NBA.

  3. David Stern is due for a massive heart attack while he is alone so that he can lie on the floor feeling the pain of every last breath he takes before he dies.

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