Seattle SuperSoncis fans come out in droves to support Shawn Kemp and his new cannabis store


Fans showed up in Seattle over the weekend.

The line of socially distanced Seattle SuperSonics fans wrapped around the block in downtown Seattle Friday afternoon. People were there to support a Sonics legend while looking to cop an autograph or pictures along with potentially buying some products at the grand opening of ‘Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis’ store.

With a sea of green and gold, it almost felt as if the Sonics were back.

The dispensary called 'Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis' is in a perfect spot downtown for nostalgic fans with it located just a couple of blocks away from the Climate Pledge Arena formerly known as KeyArena, where Kemp had much of his success and became an NBA All-Star with the Sonics in the '90s.

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Kemp has partnered with Matt Schoenlein and Ramsey Hamide of Main Street Marijuana. His store is Seattle’s first black-owned dispensary and one of the few cannabis shops in the Seattle metro area.

The store is nearly 4,000 square feet.

Friday, the Reign Man was joined by his former Seattle teammate Gary Payton.

As the grand opening ceremony began, The Glove addressed the crowd.

“In the 90s, me and Shawn was in here, what we were doing for Seattle -- trying to make the biggest thing we could. This is really an honor for me, man. I’m very proud of my bro for doing this, man,” Payton said via Seattle Times reporter Percy Allen.


Payton wore a SuperSonics face mask with “Glove” stitched on the front of it.

The store was also selling cannabis cookies with Payton’s name on the front.  

“Y’all the best fans that could happen ever. I came out here to support my boy,” Payton said as he handed off the oversized green scissors to Kemp for the ribbon cutting.  

Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.