Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  30 responses

Ray Allen Organizing Seattle Charity Game

The former Sonic tells S.I. that it’s a small gesture of appreciation for the city that no longer has an NBA team: “Since Seattle lost its NBA team in 2008, a handful of players are determined to bring pro basketball back to the Emerald City. A charity game, spearheaded by Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen and embraced by a litany of other players with ties to Seattle and the now-defunct SuperSonics, is in the works for this summer. ‘I thought it was appropriate to do something for the city, to thank the fans for more than 40 years of support, and to show the NBA that Seattle is still a viable market for the NBA,’ Allen said. Allen and former Sonics forward Detlef Schrempf have reached out to a number of players with ties to the Sonics and Seattle to enlist their help in putting on a competitive and entertaining game. Among those set to appear are Jason Terry, Jamal Crawford, Brandon Roy, Aaron Brooks, while Terry he hopes Hall of Fame coach Lenny Wilkens and either Paul Silas or Fred Brown will serve as coaches.”

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  • SonicProof

    Bring the Supersonics Back! With a new jersey and everything. Move the Grizzlies or something. First?!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Jason Terry, Jamal Crawford, Brandon Roy, Aaron Brooks? Something tells me this game will be settled beyond the 3point line. LOL.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    @ niQ: and you didn’t even mention Ray! lol

  • vtrobot

    jesus is the f*cking man. bring back the sonics. don’t ever change those colors.

  • LA Huey

    Nate Robinson and Marvin Williams plan on showing up? I’m going to get tickets as soon as I can.

  • underdog

    Hopefully Kemp checks in.

  • rav

    nice swan ray

  • Joz

    Cannot wait! Let’s get the Glove in the game also!

  • vtrobot

    get danny fortson.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    He’s the Dope.

  • The Philosopher

    Uncle Ray Ray.

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Dana Barros.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Jesus Shuttlesworth is one of the most likable NBA players ever.

  • The Philosopher

    Co – sign Teddy – the – Bear.

  • JD

    Gr8 work Ray Ray luv 2 c this happen

  • The Philosopher

    @Teddy – The – Bear: His mother is a nice lady, too. I hope he sticks in the League, you know?

  • The Philosopher

    my bad on 2:45 p.m. post. Way my bad!

  • 6marjons

    get some fan favourites back like bring GP out of retirement, I’d love to see the gloves old legs try to lock someone down

  • 6marjons

    get some fan favourites back like bring GP out of retirement, I’d love to see the gloves old legs try to lock someone down

  • NAS


  • a_whiteman

    Bring back hersey hawkins!!!

  • ian

    Bring in Shawn Kemp. Or at least one of his kids!!!!!!!! You could field a whole team of them

  • http://brimartin13@gmail.com Brion

    Wow Ray Allen is a class act. As Sonic fans we need to sell out this event to show Stern that Seattle is still a viable NBA city. I know Ill be there wearing my #40 jersey. Bring back our tream!!!!

  • al

    FRANK the tank BIRKOWSKI!!!

  • Ryan.T.

    You definitely gotta have some of the Thunder players in the mix… Nick Collison for sure since he’s the longest tenured player w/ the Sonics/Thunder organization.. Bring Luke Ridnour back home to play as well. GP, Kemp, Reggie Evans was always a fan favorite too..

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    co sign teddythebear. jesus is the man and seattle should have that team back…BRING BACK THE BLAZERS/SONICS RIVALRY!!!!!

  • BostonBaller

    I’m not saying the following players could play in the game but just to show up would be great: DJ, Sikma, Nate McMillan, Terry Cimmings, and S. Perkins. Didn’t Eric Snow, dave Wingate & Hersey Hawkins play for them too?

  • Ryan.T.

    I also noticed nobody mentioned Rashard Lewis.. Sam Perkins showing up would be classic.. BUT…. With Seattle’s luck, Jim Mcilvain would be invited back before Kemp would. Anybody remember that 7 foot waste of $alary space?? I’m still mad about that..

  • hushabomb

    Hell if we goin old skool, bring back X-Man and Tom chambers. Hopefully if someone wants to move a franchise or looking to expand Seattle is a ready made market!

  • German Reignman

    Steve “The Chef” Scheffler