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Spencer Hawes’ head wants basketball back in Seattle

Spencer Hawes

Team Seattle and Team League in the first half of a charity basketball game, Saturday, July 23, 2011, in Seattle. The game featured a team of Seattle-area players going up against a group of players from elsewhere in the NBA. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Ted S. Warren

The above is a picture of Spencer Hawes’ head at a charity basketball game played at Seattle’s Key Arena Saturday, the former home of the Seattle Supersonics. The team was moved to Oklahoma City, but after the game Hawes, a Washington native, expressed his desire for basketball to return to Seattle (story via The Seattle Times, via Ball Don’t Lie):

The former Washington Husky and Seattle Prep star, who shaved a silhouette of the Space Needle on the back of his head for this game, led a KeyArena crowd of 5,070 in a postgame rally cry.

“I just want to leave y’all with one last thing,” Hawes shouted. “Come home, Sonics! Come home, Sonics!”