Thursday, September 15, 2016

Slick Watts Made Sonics Exciting

I was at a Redmond Pub last night when I ran into Sonic Legend Slick Watts.  Watts played for the old Seattle NBA team in the early 70s.  At that time, the Sonics  were the only major professional sports team in Seattle.  I lived in Walla Walla at the time, but the team was a big draw on cable TV.  Slick was easy to spot as he was the only basketball player at the time to shave his head and always wore a headband.  His unique appearance and his aggressive style of play endeared him to the fans.  He lead the NBA in Steals and Assists in 1975-76.

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