Russell Wilson already has brought Seattle sports fans a championship.
Now he’s trying to help bring back the SuperSonics.
Seattle lost its NBA franchise in 2008, when the Sonics moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City and were re-named the Thunder.
The franchise was born in 1967 and won its only NBA title in 1979, three years after the Seahawks joined the NFL as an expansion team.
Considering his success when playing in front of The 12th Man, Wilson’s name recognition alone should add some juice to the effort to bring the NBA back to Seattle.
If it’s successful, perhaps SuperSonics fans can call themselves The 6th Man.