Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took aim at the NBA and Seattle City Council Tuesday night.
Wilson, a man who holds plenty of weight in Seattle and the global sporting realm after already bringing one Lombardi Trophy to Seattle, wants to get the Seattle SuperSonics back for the city. He threw his weight into the argument via Twitter:
He went on to suggest starting a petition with him:
So it begins. Wilson and many in Seattle had a new fire lit this week when the Seattle City Council voted against a measure that would have given a developer control of an alley, allowing him to build a new arena there. While the chances seemed dim regardless, the odd 5-4 decision put on by the council pushed hopes even farther out of the realm of possibility in the near future.
Now, though, the city’s most important athlete is garnering support for a SuperSonics return.
Knowing how wild and dedicated Seattle faithful are during his games, Wilson certainly knows what he’s doing. And if he can get some momentum behind this, his legend in the city will only grow.
Now the wait to see Wilson’s next move begins.