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UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Bob Condotta: Ken Griffey Jr., Russell Wilson top list of most important athletes in Seattle sports history

There is no right answer, but we tried to answer the question: Who are the most important athletes in Seattle’s history? There’s The Kid and The Glove, homegrown stars and …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Lonnie Shelton, integral member of Seattle Sonics’ 1979 NBA champions, dies at age 62

Lonnie Shelton, the starting power forward and defensive enforcer for the Sonics team that won the city’s only NBA title in 1979, has died at the age of 62.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Matt Calkins: If and when Sonics return, let’s hope NBA is different than its current version

Yes, it will be thrilling when the Sonics return to Seattle but unless new policies are instituted, fans might not have much to cheer about based on the recent super …


Jess Walter: Looking at the great ‘what if’ had the SuperSonics stayed in Seattle

It’s been 10 years since the Seattle SuperSonics left the Northwest to become the Oklahoma City (Stolen) Thunder. That’s 10 years of fans like me praying for a new NBA …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Ralph Walter: Magic of ‘What if’ keeps SuperSonics in Seattle, gives Gonzaga a football team

“What if?” When it comes to sports, it’s hard to find two words as compelling. And it’s the inspiration behind an occasional new series that we’ll kick off this Sunday …


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Basketball great Bill Russell hospitalized briefly

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Greg Cote: Why the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers are likely to force Game 7s in conference finals

Narratives in a best-of-seven playoff series tend to pivot and change faster than a liar’s recollection. It only takes one game, one result, to flip the script, as we are …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

Oklahoma City forward Nick Collison retiring after 15 seasons

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison is retiring after 15 seasons, all with the same franchise. Collison was a first-round pick of the Seattle SuperSonics in 2003 and remained with …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Former Seattle SuperSonics star Ray Allen among 13-member Basketball Hall of Fame class

Former Seattle SuperSonics star Ray Allen is among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September.


Ex-Sonic Slick Watts older, wiser, but definitely slower

Slick Watts has a dilemma. He owns two Mercedes convertibles — the black one he’s currently driving and the silver one at the auto shop. Despite his best efforts to …


Washington lawmakers look for ways to bring back Sonics

Washington needs to find a way to get Sonics back, a Spokane senator says, but how the Legislature can help isn’t clear.


Ray Allen, the top 3-point shooter in NBA history, retires

Ray Allen won championships in Boston and Miami, made one of the most memorable shots in NBA Finals history and has more 3-pointers than anyone who ever played in the …


Investor group offering to pay for NBA arena in Seattle

The quest to bring the NBA back to Seattle took a significant step Tuesday with investor Chris Hansen and his investment group offering to pay for a proposed arena with …


Former Seattle SuperSonics player John Johnson dies at 68

John Johnson, a two-time All-Star forward with the Cleveland Cavaliers who helped the Seattle SuperSonics win the 1979 NBA title, has died. He was 68.


Seattle still without NBA after relocation denied

After nearly four months spent awaiting a decision on the return of professional basketball, Seattle was left Wednesday feeling jilted again. And wondering when, and if, the NBA will ever …


Sacramento, Seattle groups present to NBA owners

The future home of the Kings may not be settled this month after all. With owners facing a difficult choice between a move to Seattle or the team staying put …


More snags in the path of Kings’ move

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thursday brought another potential snag in the sale of the Sacramento Kings to a group that would relocate them to Seattle. The Sacramento Bee reported that a …


More snags in the path of Kings’ move

Thursday brought another potential snag in the sale of the Sacramento Kings to a group that would relocate them to Seattle.


Sonics deal awaits approval of NBA owners

Nearly five years after their colors, banners and history were packed away into storage and their franchise relocated, the SuperSonics are one significant step closer to returning to Seattle. And …


Kings sale saga continues

Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said Tuesday he has been assured he will get a chance to present the NBA’s Board of Governors with a counter offer to a proposed deal …


Rumors abound amid reports that Kings-deal-to-Seattle is done

Another day brought another round of reports and rumors about the future of the Sacramento Kings and their potential relocation to Seattle.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, 8:59 p.m.

Report: Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle

Investor Chris Hansen has contacted the Maloof family about buying the Sacramento Kings, setting up the possibility of the NBA’s return to Seattle.


Blanchette: No clap for Thunder

Finished watching the three-part series “Hatfields & McCoys” the other night – a monumental television event in that the History Channel found time to put some history on its channel …


Seattle Charity Game brings back Sonics memories

SEATTLE – A day to celebrate what Seattle has produced on the basketball court also became a green and gold reminder of what the area lost with no solid idea …


Seattle Charity Game brings back Sonics memories

SEATTLE – A day to celebrate what Seattle has produced on the basketball court also became a green and gold reminder of what the area lost with no solid idea …


Seattle might have kept Sonics by winning 1996 finals

This time of year is always bittersweet. While the NBA finals dominate the national sports conversation, Nate McMillan is reminded of his greatest accomplishment and disappointment as a professional basketball …