Tuesday, July 10

Reunited and It Feels So Good

So, you've no doubt read that Rashard Lewis has signed a contract with Miami, and that Ray Allen is expected to do the same some time this week (next week? not sure).

In any event, it obviously marks the sentimental reuniting of two players who never gave a damn about defense ... rather, it reunites two high-scoring former Sonics in the down phases in their careers, appealing to about 17 people outside of the 206 area code.

Surprisingly, this is not the first time two former 20-ppg teammates on the Sonics have found themselves teammates once again in non-Seattle jerseys. In fact, it's happened twice! (I know, it's right there with the ending of the Usual Suspects!)

First time:

Bob Rule and Lenny Wilkens
68-69 to 71-72 in Seattle
 72-73 and 73-74 with the Cavaliers

Second time:
Tom Chambers and Xavier McDaniel
85-86 to 97-88 in Seattle
90-91 with the Suns

Some other notable re-pairings ...
Avery Johnson and Dale Ellis
88-89 to 89-90 in Seattle
92-93 in San Antonio

Shawn Kemp and Detlef Schrempf
93-94 to 96-97 in Seattle
00-01 in Portland

Sam Perkins and Derrick McKey
99 to 01 Pacers

Best of all ...

Eddie Johnson and Derrick McKey and Ricky Pierce
95-96 Pacers (no wonder I loved those mid-90s Pacers so much; that, and Vern Fleming)

Of note, Marvin Webster and Spencer Haywood were teammates on the 78-79 Knicks, but were never teammates in Seattle.

1 comment:

Wave said...

It's my party
Dance if I want to
We can get crazy
Let it all out