Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tough To Beat with #4

by: Michael Steffes

A bit off topic here, kinda, but the Sonics were just given the number four pick in the upcoming draft. I thought it would be worth a discussion of picking number 4. The Seahawks selected in this spot once, in 1981. They selected UCLA safety and Ring of Honor member Kenny Easley.

In his time in Seattle Easley went to 5 Pro Bowls, was a first team all-pro 3 times, and was the key defensive cog during the Seahawks run to the 1983 AFC Championship game.

If the Sonics find a way to make Seattle remain their hometown, we can only hope they find a player with Easley's talent and character. It would go a long way to making Sonics Basketball relevant again.