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Jack Sikma Plead with the NBA to Return to Seattle During the Basketball Hall Of Famers Induction Ceremony

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Jack Sikma make a plea to the NBA to return to Seattle in his induction speech. He led the SuperSonics to the 1979 NBA title, but the franchise moved to Oklahoma City in 2008 winning only one title while in Seattle.

Sikma said that there is a hole that needs to be filled in Seattle. He said that while speaking on behalf of Sonics fans. He hopes that NBA will find a way and take him back to Seattle.

Other candidates inducted to the 2019 Class include: Vlade Divac, Paul Westphal, Teresa Weatherspoon, Chuck Cooper, Carl Braun, Sidney Moncrief, Bobby Jones, Al Attles, and Bill Fitch.

The 1957-59 team from Tennessee A&I All-Black school was also honored at Springfield Symphony Hall and Hutcherson Flying Queens from Wayland Baptist was inducted.

Sikma was a seven-time All-Star in nine seasons with the Sonics. He later played five years with Milwaukee Bucks and became the only center in league history to lead in free throw percentage for a season.

Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes, and Tina Thompson presented the award to Weatherspoon. They were all in Houston Comets when Weatherspoon hit the half-court buzzer to give New York Liberty a victory in game two of the WNBA.

Cooper was presented by ten Hall of Famers who include: Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Julius Erving.

Source Link: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/divac-leads-class-of-2019-into-basketball-hall-of-fame/ar-AAGV3vG

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