Pro hoops back in Seattle for charity game



SEATTLE (AP) — For one day, the NBA will be back inside KeyArena.

Is it a tease, or the beginning in healing wounds still stinging from the departure of the Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City following the 2008 season?

The H206 Charity Basketball Classic will take place Saturday, featuring NBA players from the Seattle area against a few others from around the league. The Seattle team is headed by Brandon Roy, Jamal Crawford and Spencer Hawes, while the “League” team features Brandon Jennings and Michael Beasley, among others.

The game was organized by Tavio Hobson, a childhood friend of Roy’s, coach at Seattle’s Lakeside High School and director of the A PLUS Youth Program.