SEATTLE – Ray Allen shared his strong sentiments about the lack of a hoops squad in Seattle and bringing the Seattle Supersonics franchise back to NBA on Instagram.
The two-time champion NBA player certainly misses playing and is too vocal about the Supersonics franchise, as can be seen in his remark about Seattle being such a great city to not have a basketball team.
Ray Allen was a consistent and a prominent SuperSonics player even after he retired last November 2016. In the 2006-2007 season, he averaged 26 points, four assists, and four rebounds, making him a dominant perimeter scorer. It was right after that season that he jumped over to Bolton Celtics.
Seattle SuperSonics was established as a team last 1967. This team enjoyed a lot of triumphs in its many years carved in its franchise history. This includes an NBA championship for both Gus Williams and Dennis Johnson back in 1979. SuperSonics is also known for its seasoned players over time such as Shaun Kemp, Spencer Haywood, Gary Payton, and of course, Ray Allen.
Another notable player of SuperSonics is Kevin Durant who was drafted in 2007. However, Durant moved to Oklahoma City Thunder in the next season.
Apart from its famous NBA franchise, Seattle also takes pride in Storm (WNBA franchise), Seahawks (NFL franchise), Sounders (MLS franchise), and Mariners (MLB franchise).
Ray Allen’s thoughts over Seattle Supersonics’ franchise are not the first. Another Seattle native named Jamal Crawford also shared his views on bringing back the SuperSonics in his published article in the Cauldron back in March 2016.
If these people’s sentiments are heard, and Seattle SuperSonics would be brought back, that only means that NBA has to add another team in the Eastern Conference to balance off the matchups. After all, Seattle fans truly merit having their own team to cheer on.