The Seattle Supersonics, now known as the Oklahoma City Thunder, has been an NBA franchise since 1967. In franchise history, five players have scored more than 10,000 points. Each of them did their damage during the Seattle Sonics era and they include former All-Stars Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, and Jack Sikma.
5. Shawn Kemp: 10,148 points
Power forward Shawn Kemp had a brilliant start to his career in Seattle and he ranks fifth among the Sonics’ all-time leading scorers. Kemp was a terrific athlete and one of the NBA’s great dunkers. With the then Seattle Sonics, Kemp averaged a double-double six straight times from 1991 to 1997 while leading the franchise to its only NBA Finals appearance since the 1970s. He averaged 16.2 points per game in eight seasons, peaking at 19.6 in 1995-96. Though he was plagued with character issues, Kemp scored more than 15,000 points in his 14-year NBA career.
4. Rashard Lewis: 10,251 points
Rashard Lewis has been one of the NBA’s top shooters over the last decade one of the Seattle Sonics’ all-time leading scorers. Lewis was a high school-to-NBA draft pick by the Sonics in 1998 and within two seasons he was their starting small forward. He averaged 14.8 points on .432 shooting from downtown in 2000-01. He averaged more than 16 points per game for each of the next three seasons and followed it with three 20 per game seasons to round out his tenure with the Thunder franchise. With a .392 career percentage, his 1,587 three pointers are the seventh highest total in NBA history. Lewis became a free agent during the franchise’s last year in Seattle and he now plays for the Orlando Magic; he is up to 14,141 career points and counting.
3. Jack Sikma: 12,034 points
Seven-time All-Star center Jack Sikma ranks third among the Seattle Sonics’ all-time leading scorers. Sikma spent the first nine years of his 14-year career in Seattle as one of the best centers of his generation. He averaged a double-double in every season from 1978 to 1985, including five years of 18 points per game or higher. Sikma was a great shooter for a center, shooting .849 from the free throw line and .328 from three-point range for his career. He posted double-digit scoring averages in every season of his career with both Seattle and Milwaukee.
2. Fred Brown: 14,018 points
A member of the Sonics’ first and only championship team, Fred Brown ranks second on the Seattle Sonics’ all-time leading scorers list. Brown spent his entire 13-year career in Seattle, averaging 14.6 points and 3.3 assists in 963 games. A first round pick of the Sonics in 1971, Brown improved his scoring average in each of his first five seasons leading up to his 1976 All-Star appearance when he scored a career-high 23.1 points per game. He scored at least ten points per game in all but his first and last seasons.
1. Gary Payton: 18,207 points
The Seattle Sonics’ all-time leading scorer is former elite defensive point guard Gary Payton. Payton was almost least known for his scoring, in spite of being the Sonics’ all-time leading scorer. Called “The Glove” for his defensive prowess, the nine-time All-Star was a Defensive Player of the Year Award winner and a great play-maker, ranking seventh in NBA history in total assists with 8,966. He averaged more than 20 points per game seven times and posted an overall scoring average of 18.2 with the Thunder franchise.
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