"Get someone out here who can guard me." - Gary Payton
Yesterday I was having conversation with a friend about the NBA and it brought back so many memories. I was a diehard Seattle Supersonics fan. I remember drawing pictures of the players when I was in 2nd grade and pretending I was on the team when I played basketball in our driveway. I remember the feeling of devastation when Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls beat us in the Finals after an amazing season. I felt like I was a part of the team as a kid. Kemp, Payton, Phillips.
The Supersonics were moved to Oklahoma City in 2008. It was heart breaking because we had Kevin Durant on our team and had just drafted Russell Westbrook... it's crazy to think what could've been.
I still love basketball, but part of me will never be fully invested in it until the Supersonics are a team again. I was in my closet this morning and had to take my Gary Payton jersey out for a few. Maybe one day I'll be able to wear it again. #GoSonics