Sonics' boom ... out go the lights

The Sonics can shoot the lights out but have a bunch of big men who don't even look good in the dark, writes Charley Rosen.

Updated: December 18, 2002, 12:58 PM ET
By Charley Rosen | Special to Page 2

The Sonics were 8-2 a couple of weeks back when I bumped into Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Del Harris. "You've got to take a look at Seattle," he insisted. "They can all shoot the lights out, and they're for real."

OK. Even though Seattle lost seven of its next 10 games, I decided to eyeball them at MSG on Dec. 10, figuring the SuperSonics could strut their stuff against the pitiful Knicks with only minimal resistance. I didn't count on Rashard Lewis serving a one-game suspension ...

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