(Elaine Thompson/AP, file)
Friday night, the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings paid a visit to Key Arena to close out the arena which will soon undergo renovation. The exhibition game was the 1st NBA game played in Seattle in over a decade.
Kevin Durant was the main attraction as he paid tribute to the city that drafted him back in 2007. Wearing Seattle Supersonic inspired shoes and a Shawn Kemp jersey, Durant addressed the sold out Seattle fanbase.
“On behalf of myself, the NBA, our organization, my teammates we want to thank you guys for coming out and supporting us,” he said after lauding the WNBA’s Seattle Storm for winning a league title. “I know it’s been a rough 10 years. NBA is back in Seattle for tonight. Hopefully it’s back forever soon.”
The evening was an NBA love fest for a town that is still hungry for a Seattle Supersonic return. Diehard fans hope that the NBA is watching and understands that the game needs to return to Seattle where it belongs.