Kevin Durant's stay in the city of Seattle was short but sweet. After playing his rookie season in Washington, the forward - along with everyone else involved with the SuperSonics - was shipped off to Oklahoma City.
The fans in Seattle had already fallen in love with Durant, and he had developed a strong connection to the Washington city.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, he spoke about his connection to the city, saying: "I think about it all the time.
"The fans, the community, the leaders here in Seattle, they all embraced the team and the players, so I can imagine growing up here.
"I was 19 when I started here, so growing up here would've definitely been amazing," Durant continued. "I'd have learned a lot and met a lot of great people and really been into this city, really called this city home. But hey, other things happened.
"But, I still feel really attached to this city."
Expansion after the new CBA has been mentioned and, of course, Seattle is a venue that has jumped to the top of the pack. Speaking of the potential for a new team moving to the city, he said: "That's what every player wants to see.
"When you come around this community, it's just an amazing feeling. Me, along with every other NBA player wishes a team comes back here."