NBA champion and the league’s all-time leader in three-pointers made, Ray Allen, is enjoying his time off the court after 18 seasons in the NBA.
While he’s not officially retired, it’s almost a foregone conclusion at the age of 41 that the sharpshooter won’t find that perfect situation which will prompt another return to the hardwood.
He recently paid a visit to Seattle and dedicated a post on his Instagram page urging everyone to help bring a team back to the city again. Many players and athletes have expressed their desire to see another Pacific Northwest franchise, and it’s just as significant to Allen as well.
The 10-time All-Star played five seasons with the now-defunct Sonics averaging 24.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists. Allen was traded to the Boston Celtics where he would go on to win a championship, and the team was sold to Clay Bennett who moved the team to Oklahoma City in 2008.
Although the city is now devoid of an NBA basketball team, it still has a rich basketball history with a 1979 championship under its belt and featured Hall of Fame talents such as Gary Payton and Kevin Durant.
Whether the league moves a team from a different city or approves an expansion team in Seattle, it would certainly be welcomed by the NBA community.
Seattle has grown so much since I was last here. What a great city! I had some great memories not too far away from the #spaceneedle. I still can't believe that there is no basketball in Seattle!! This city is too great not to have a hoops squad. Come on everybody we need to rally and bring the NBA back to Seattle. let's make this happen people!!! The NBA misses traveling to Seattle, I know I certainly do!!!!! #bringbackoursonics #keyarena #seattlecenter