Probably my favorite gift of the holiday season came from my brother; a VHS tape of the 1988-89 Sonics season. There they were, in all their glory: Ellis, X-Man, Derrick, Soul Glow, Sedale, Alton Lister, Nate, John Lucis, OP, Russ Scoene ... unbelievable.
But what really struck me in watching the video was the point guard talent on that squad. Take a look:
1. Nate McMillan (4,893 career assists)
2. John Lucas (6,454)
3. Avery Johnson (5,846)
4. Sedale Threatt (3,613)
That's more than 20,000 assists - on one team! Amazing, really.
All of which leads me to a request. Does anyone out there know how I can transfer the VHS tape to my computer, so we can upload random bits of the footage? I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd like to see Hakeem take on Michael Cage in a one-punch fight (you've got to see it to believe it), or Derrick McKey throw down over Manute Bol (again, see to believe).