In honour of the SuperSonics Shawn Kemp aka the “Reign Man” and all the rain in the Emerald City. UNDRCRWN created these cool limited edition 48″ arc auto-open nylon fashion umbrella with brown wood shaft and brown curved handle. Like peanut butter and jelly, this is a perfect marriage of ideas. See it in detail below.
Awesome. Shawn Kemp stopped by the New Day Northwest studios and got his Harlem Shake on.
Artist Patrick Ortega from Berlin, Germany captures Seattle Supersonics Shawn Kemp in an abstract style using myriad of greens.
Reminiscent of those awesome NBA Superstar videos from the early 90′s I bought as a wee lad. This “Art of Highflying” mixtape just makes me plain happy. Featuring highflyers like Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Robert Pack, Shawn Kemp, and Kevin Johnson.This video will make you want to Hammer dance, buy Cross Colour clothing and eat Doritos 3D’s. It’s just that good!
Before the OKC Thunder, there was the Reignman in Seattle. During the ’95-’96 season the SuperSonics were the toast of the west conference, finishing with a franchise best 64–18 record and a Finals appearance.
With a talent loaded roster that included Defensive Player of the Year Gary Payton, All-NBA Second Team selection Shawn Kemp, deep threat Hersey Hawkins, versatile forward Detlef Schrempf and smooth Sam Perkins in the middle. This squad was arguably the strongest Sonics team ever assembled since 1979 when they won their first an only NBA Championship.
Too bad for them the Chicago Bulls picked that year to become the best team EVER (sorry Drake) with a 72-10 record and beat the Sonics in the ’95-’96 NBA Finals. Cop this tee from UNDRCRWN to remember what was, when it was in Rain City.
Well that was cool. Over the weekend the Seattle Mariners honored the SuperSonics franchise and players before their game against Tampa Bay.
All the former great Sonics showed up to receive some love too. Lenny Wilkens, George Karl, Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Tom Chambers, Hersey Hawkins, Slick Watts, Dale Ellis, Jack Sikma, Spencer Haywood, Fred Brown, Gus Williams, Nate McMillan, Michael Cage and James Donaldson all showed up to fans of the team that had a solid 44 year run in the city.
“We didn’t deserve to lose a team. We lost a team,” said former Sonics forward Detlef Schrempf, originally from Germany but who played his high school and college ball in Washington. “We’re a major city in the U.S. We should have a franchise. You shouldn’t lose it, not the way we did.”
Give Seattle their basketball team and Grunge music back David Stern.