It’s all about “The Benjamins!”

Let's not mention his venture into Hollywood.

Steve Lee is back to weigh in on the overpaid northwest athletes. Be it on the ice, turf or court, the yearly income of these individuals is absurd, when you think that for many of us, we pay to play the sport we love. He points out the following NW athletes stole a lot of money from their owners. Brian Bosworth (The Boz). Roberto Luongo, Chone Figgins, Vin Baker, Darius Miles, and Jim McIlvaine. It seems more and more that money has no boundaries in the world of sports.

Seattle’s own version of S.W.A.G

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens gets trendy and defines what SWAG, a popular phrase among those young hooligans, means to the Seattle Seahawks. Defining it as players who have that grit and grind to them who help teams with their attitude, Bivens identifies Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Breno Giacomini among the players who can be categorized as having “swag”.

Gary Payton walked the talk all the way to Springfield

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Supersonics’ blogger Steve Lee talks about Gary Payton, his career in Seattle and the NBA, and his recent enshrinement into the NBA Hall of Fame. With roots in Oakland, Payton dazzled the northwest at Oregon State and eventually found himself as being the No. 2 Draft Pick by the Supersonics in the 1990 NBA Draft. The rest, as they like to say, is history.

My top five Seattle Sonics memories (Part 2)

Michael Jordan and Gary Payton combined to create one of the greatest moments in Sonics history. (Photo: Andrew Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Supersonics Blogger Peter Edlund wraps up his top five moments in time for the Sonics. Edlund recaps tales told by his grandparents about the 1979 championship team. He also remembers watching the 1996 championship team, which included franchise greats Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton. The team couldn’t take down Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, but that doesn’t stop him from adding it to the list.

My top five Seattle Sonics moments (No.5 to No. 3)

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Supersonics’ blogger Peter Edlund gives us his top 5 Sonics moments in time, well 5-3 in this edition at least. A great look at a fan throughout his childhood, and the memories that he attached to each game on the list. Starting from a very young age, not knowing if it were real or not, to a high school aged Peter enjoying hearing a player get the business from his coach. Good times were definitely had by the Edlund family at the Key.

*My* four favorite Sonics memories growing up

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NWSB Insider and Seattle SuperSonics blogger Chris Hall brings us his top four memories Sonics memories growing up. While Chris was just a youngster during the hey days of the Sonics, he does bring us the Western Conference Championship team of ’96, plus some other truly great memories including the last banner to be won by the team in 2005. And what kind of Sonics piece would this be without taking the obligatory jab at Clay Bennett and the team formerly know as the Seattle SuperSonics.

Gary Payton to help Damian Lillard become a better defender

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NWSB Insider Bryant Knox breaks down how Gary Payton can help Damian Lillard become a better defender for the Portland Trail Blazers. Lillard has a ton of confidence on offense, and if there’s anybody who can help transfer confidence to defense, it’s the Glove. According to Jason Quick of The Oregonian, the two Oakland natives have talked, and they plan on working on Lillard’s defensive game during the 2013 offseason.

NBA Team wars: Episode five

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NWSB Insider and Seattle SuperSonics blogger Chris Hall brings us his top five Sonics all-time starting lineup. This list is the best of the best to ever play the game of basketball in the greatest basketball city in North America. Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Jack Sikma, Dale Ellis, and Dennis Johnson. The coaching nod goes to the great Lenny Wilkins. A great trip down memory lane by Chris.

Northwest Athlete Spotlight – Detlef Schrempf

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Steve Lee profiles one of the Northwest’s own, Detlef Schrempf of the Washington Huskies, Seattle SuperSonics and Portland Trail Blazers. Along the way, Schrempf played with some of the Northwest’s greats, such as Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Sam Perkins and Hersey Hawkins. Schrempf has made himself a fixture in supporting the return of the NBA to Seattle, often appearing at rallies and speaking engagements on behalf.

Seven “Holy Sh*t!” Moments in Northwest sports history & 1 “Beastquake”

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NWSB Insider and Pacific northwest sports blogger Steve Lee today weighs in with his seven moments in time for PNW sports fans. The 7 holy sh*t moments in time if you will. Canada’s golden goal. The Ichiro trade, the Seahawks Marshawn Lynch beastquake, the Steve Nash trade, the Seattle Supersonics leaving town, the Vancouver Grizzlies leaving town, the WWE invading Safeco Field all make the list.

I’m a diehard fan of Seattle SuperSonics basketball because…

Seattle SuperSonics 1979 NBA Championship

NWSB insider Brandon Choate gets nostalgic today. With all the recent happenings in the fight to bring an NBA team back to Seattle, it tends to bring up old memories and open old wounds. Brandon opens that can of worms today and explains why he, as well as most others,still love their Seattle Sonics basketball team.

The Northwest sports record books are made to be broken

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NWSB Insider and sports blogger Steve Lee has a great article today on the record holders that grace that great northwest sports scene. In just under two weeks, BC Lions receiver Geroy Simon will cement his place in the CFL record books as the league’s all time receiver. Other northwest athletes are in the books too. Ichiro Suzuki, Shaun Alexander, Damon Stoudamire, Gary Payton, Henrik Sedin have their own Moments In Time.

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