Phoenix guard Kevin Johnson defensively matches up with Seattle Sonics guard Avery Johnson during the 1989 NBA season. Twenty three years later Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento, is in another defensive match trying the keep the Sacramento Kings in Northern California.
Bill Russell and Bob Walsh have shared nearly 40 years of globe trotting experiences together since arriving in Seattle in 1973 to run the Seattle SuperSonics. Neither Bill nor Bob would ever allow the perception of an obstecle to waylay their desire for success.
Phoenix Suns guard Jeff Hornacek wound himself in between Seattle Sonics players Avery Johnson, Xavier McDaniel, Michael Cage and Dale Ellis during the Sonics 120-110 victory on Jan 6, 1990
NBA referees confer during a time out during a 1989 Sonics game. This image was made from a vantage point high in the center truss in the Seattle Center Coliseum.
After a six-year run calling the King County Kingdome its home court, the Seattle Supersonics returned to the Seattle Center Coliseum for the 1985-86 season. They scored a 86-85 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on March 29, 1986.