NBA video: Gary Payton on potential return to Seattle, ownership
Earlier in the offseason, NBA commissioner Adam Silver discussed the potential of expansion. While there are numerous destinations, Seattle is the city that has been heavily mentioned.
10 years ago, the Seattle SuperSonics relocated to Oklahoma City. Since then, there have been numerous reports about different teams relocating to a new arena, but it has never come to fruition. During the BIG3 League season, Payton discussed the league’s return to Seattle according to Fanatics View Originals:
In Payton’s nearly 13 seasons with the SuperSonics, he established himself as one of the greatest players in league history. Along with being a nine-time All-Star, Payton was the 1996 Defensive Player of the Year en route to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Payton averaged 16.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 6.7 assists in 1335 games.