In his first pro game in Oklahoma City Sunday, Hawes let his friends back home in the Emerald City know they wouldn't be forgotten by wearing this Sonics green and gold suit, complete with a Space Needle tie.
Melody Gutierrez of the Sacramento Bee reports that Hawes also wore a Sonics jersey on the team flight. Unfortunately, the only he had in a size that fit was a Nick Collison jersey. (They sell Nick Collison jerseys?) In perhaps a twist of Oklahoman fate, a key rebound late in the game bounced away from Hawes ... into the hands of Collison. OKC went on to win, though Hawes played well.
Hawes' teammates let him know how ugly the suit was, but Spencer felt he needed to make a point.
"I think it's a travesty that they were taken away after 40 years, and this is my way of showing it."