The NBA may be heading back to Seattle with a deal pending for the Sacramento Kings to be sold to a Seattle investment group. Curiously, ESPN hasn’t reported this news despite it being tweeted more than 90 minutes ago by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. They really hate being scooped, but even when they are, they throw the ‘sources’ label on it and get it out there. Anyway, to celebrate the probably imminent return of the NBA to Seattle, here’s a look back at some old photos of the Sonics’ glory days in the 90s when Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp made the team contenders.
I’ve included a few from the 1995 Finals between the Sonics and Bulls as well. I know the Kings aren’t the Sonics, but the fans in Seattle aren’t going to complain. Though they did show their displeasure with the Thunder making the Finals last season. Guess having Kevin Durant for one season, only to see him and the team shipped to Oklahoma City would make any fan kind of angry.