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Hope (still) springs in Seattle

Sonics fans and legends joined forces trying to pull off the virtually impossible. Story

Updated: June 19, 2008, 2:05 PM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

SEATTLE -- The little girl wearing a Kevin Durant jersey stood sentry curbside, her long, blond hair blowing in the afternoon breeze. Her homemade sign read simply: "Don't tell me I don't matter."

The man with the tanned face and gray stubble walked through the gathering crowd, silently holding up a Dennis Johnson poster circa 1979, letting his picture speak volumes.

The father put his daughter on his shoulders as they both joined the rising chant, "Save our Sonics! Save our ...

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