Happy Valentine's Day!
Gary Washburn gives Ray Allen some love for his All-Star selection.
In the team's 19 games since Jan. 1, Allen is averaging 30 points per game. And his 26.9 points per game average this season is a career best, 5.5 more than his average over 11 seasons. Because of this stellar stretch, Allen was named to his seventh All-Star Game on Sunday in Las Vegas.
The PI has a solid article on yesterday's action down in Olympia. And they have a really cool pie chart. Mmmmm...pie...
Locke, Pelton and Francis Williams kick-it audio style about Clay Bennett's presentation in Olympia, Ray Allen's All-Star selection and more.
KP also covers the Suns without Steve Nash.
Brunner and Thomas tag team a cautiously negative article on the Sonics action at Olympia yesterday. Cara Solomon has a more positive feel in her look at the Renton location.
Frank covers yesterday's action too, and presents a balanced and bland view.
Sean Cockerham has the following in a piece on Bennett's warm reception yesterday:
â€œWe are committed completely to keeping the team here,â€ he told the legislators. â€œWe havenâ€™t thought of anything beyond that.â€
Bennett said the arena is about more than just the Sonics and the Storm. He described a regional multipurpose facility that could host concerts, political conventions, college basketball tournament games and maybe even a National Hockey League team.
â€œThe NHL, the Sweet Sixteen, the Final Four, Iâ€™m really excited about it,â€ said Hobbs, the senator from Lake Stevens.