Classic Photos of the Seattle SuperSonics

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Slick Watts
Text: Kevin Fixler
Photo: Heinz Kluetmeier/SI

Slick Watts

1976

An NBA mainstay for 41 years before relocating to Oklahoma City and becoming the Thunder in 2008, the Sonics may be on the verge of returning to the NBA. According to reports, the Maloofs are close to selling the Kings to a Seattle-based group, who would move the team back to Seattle for the 2013-14 season. In honor of The Emerald City's hoops fans, here are some classic photos of the SuperSonics.

In this photo, Donald Earl "Slick" Watts strikes a pose during a SuperSonics-Hawks game in 1976. Although he retired after just six NBA seasons with three teams, the undrafted guard signed by Seattle as a free agent after a tryout played an important role and became an NBA All-Defensive first-teamer during the 1975-76 season.

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