Kevin Garnett reveals dream to bring Sonics back to Seattle
Recent Hall of Fame inductee Kevin Garnett played for three teams throughout his NBA career: the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. He was born in South Carolina and grew up in Chicago.
But yet, Garnett has an affinity for the Pacific Northwest and would like to bring basketball back to Washington state:
“If I have a dream, I would say that I would love to be able to go and buy the Seattle Supersonics and reactivate the Pacific Northwest,” Garnett said, according to Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press. “Seattle was huge to our league. I would love to be able to do that. That’s what’s up. If there’s one thing I could do tomorrow, it would be that.”
It may sound strange, seeing as how Garnett has no association with Seattle whatsoever, but the all-time great power forward is hardly the first person to wax about how much they miss the Sonics.
The SuperSonics became an NBA franchise back in 1967 and spent 41 seasons in Seattle, winning a championship in 1979 and making it to three NBA Finals overall.
However, in 2008, the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder.
Since moving to OKC, the franchise has experienced a significant deal of success, making a Finals appearance as soon as its fourth year in its new location and making the playoffs in nine of the last 10 seasons.
Still, regardless of how well the Thunder do in Oklahoma City, people will still fondly remember the Sonics. Perhaps one day, Seattle will experience NBA basketball again. And who knows? Maybe it will be because of KG.