Monday, October 4
Seattle Supersonics video of the day: Sonics vs. Rockets, 1987
I know I've mentioned this before, but this 1987 double overtime victory over the Rockets is one of my all-time favorite Sonics memories. If I remember correctly, Pete, Raf and I all begged our parents to stay up late that night (on a school night!) to watch the thrilling conclusion to this epic game.
Now, thanks to the magical tubes we call the internet, you can watch the entire game (as well as the pre and post-game) on YouTube.
It's hard to believe, but back in '87, I actually watched this game on a black and white TV, so this is the first time I've seen it in color. Yes, I am that old.
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You know, we could write a 10,000 word story about why we love basketball and why we wish it was back in Seattle, or we could just tell people, "Watch this." It's 20 years later, and I still get fired up seeing those colors. There ought to be a law - no NBA team can leave its original city without first winning at least one playoff series. There's NBA basketball, and then there's NBA playoff basketball.
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