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Happy 43rd birthday to the great Shawn Kemp. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Shawn Kemp

Happy 43rd birthday to the great Shawn Kemp. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Shawn Kemp

Sonics legends Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp are honored in this painting by Mark Sgarbossa. An entire collection of NBA-inspired artwork is available at RareInk.com. (Courtesy of RareInk)

GALLERY: An Artistic Look at the NBA

Sonics legends Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp are honored in this painting by Mark Sgarbossa. An entire collection of NBA-inspired artwork is available at RareInk.com. (Courtesy of RareInk)
GALLERY: An Artistic Look at the NBA

Dave Bing glides to the hoop during a 1974 Sonics-Pistons game. (Lane Stewart/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Detroit Pistons | Seattle SuperSonics

Dave Bing glides to the hoop during a 1974 Sonics-Pistons game. (Lane Stewart/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Detroit Pistons | Seattle SuperSonics

Charles Barkley is not pleased with the referee’s call during a 1997 Rockets-Sonics game. ¬†(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Charles Barkley | Seattle SuperSonics

Charles Barkley is not pleased with the referee’s call during a 1997 Rockets-Sonics game.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Charles Barkley | Seattle SuperSonics

Seattle forward Tom Chambers poses for a photo in the Sonics locker room in 1989. It’s a tough time for Seattle residents, who saw their beloved Supersonics relocate to Oklahoma City in 2008. Less than five years later, the franchise is in the NBA Finals. (¬†Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Seattle Supersonics 

Seattle forward Tom Chambers poses for a photo in the Sonics locker room in 1989. It’s a tough time for Seattle residents, who saw their beloved Supersonics relocate to Oklahoma City in 2008. Less than five years later, the franchise is in the NBA Finals. ( Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Seattle Supersonics 

Wes Unseld (43) guards Paul Silas during a 1978 Bullets-Sonics game. Silas was fired by Charlotte on Monday after coaching the Bobcats to the worst season in NBA history (7-59). (Peter Read Miller/SI)

ROSENBERG: Jordan to blame for Bobcats miserable season

Wes Unseld (43) guards Paul Silas during a 1978 Bullets-Sonics game. Silas was fired by Charlotte on Monday after coaching the Bobcats to the worst season in NBA history (7-59). (Peter Read Miller/SI)
ROSENBERG: Jordan to blame for Bobcats miserable season

Michael Jordan can do nothing but watch as Shawn Kemp flushes home a dunk during Game 3 of the 1996 NBA Finals between the Sonics and Bulls. Kemp made headlines today by saying that Clippers forward Blake Griffin isn’t as strong a dunker as Kemp was during his days on Seattle. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

TRACKING BLOG: Kemp proclaims himself a stronger dunker than Griffin
SI VAULT: Kemp has proved he’s more than just a dunker (2.19.96)

Michael Jordan can do nothing but watch as Shawn Kemp flushes home a dunk during Game 3 of the 1996 NBA Finals between the Sonics and Bulls. Kemp made headlines today by saying that Clippers forward Blake Griffin isn’t as strong a dunker as Kemp was during his days on Seattle. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)
TRACKING BLOG: Kemp proclaims himself a stronger dunker than GriffinSI VAULT: Kemp has proved he’s more than just a dunker (2.19.96)

Seattle forward Shawn Kemp attempts a dunk during the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest in Charlotte, NC. Kemp would finish second to Celtics guard Dee Brown. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

SI VAULT: Just an NBA babe, Shawn Kemp is a potential marquee man (11.27.89)

Seattle forward Shawn Kemp attempts a dunk during the  1991 Slam Dunk Contest in Charlotte, NC. Kemp would finish second to Celtics guard Dee Brown. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)
SI VAULT: Just an NBA babe, Shawn Kemp is a potential marquee man (11.27.89)

Seattle rookie Shawn Kemp goes airborne during the 1990 Slam Dunk Contest in Miami. Despite being one of the top dunkers of his time, the “Reign Man” never won any of the four Slam Dunk Contests he participated in.
(Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

SI VAULT: Kemp may be just 19, but he has potential to be a star (11.27.89)

Seattle rookie Shawn Kemp goes airborne during the 1990 Slam Dunk Contest in Miami. Despite being one of the top dunkers of his time, the “Reign Man” never won any of the four Slam Dunk Contests he participated in.(Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
SI VAULT: Kemp may be just 19, but he has potential to be a star (11.27.89)