...when I cheer for the Sonics, I am cheering for the city of Seattle. I'm a small-town kid who, through his basketball love, has changed this metropolis into my community. You are my family.
This is a love story, damn it.
Once, in KeyArena, after a big Sonics win, I hugged a stranger and he hugged me back. We were men crying in each other's arms.Previously, by me: Why the Sonics Matter