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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Plans to Help Bring The NBA Back to Seattle
After bringing a Super Bowl to Seattle, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants to forever make himself an absolute legend by bringing the NBA back to the city, as he announced on Monday.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) November 14, 2016
“I’m blessed and excited to partner with Chris, Wally [Walker], Pete [Nordstrom] and Erik [Nordstrom] and the greatest fans in all of sports to bring the SODO arena to our beloved city,” Wilson said. “There is no place like the Emerald City. The positive impact sports has on our kids and many generations to come and bringing different cultures and people together is what motivates and inspires me.”
Hansen and his investment group announced last month that they would pay for the arena with private funds.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled that Russell is joining our partnership and continued efforts to bring the NBA and NHL back to Seattle,” Hansen said in a statement to the AP. “As you are all aware, we have always kept our focus on doing this for the right reasons — our love for our city, our love of basketball and our belief that pro sports has the ability to positively influence our youth and bring communities together in a way very few things in this world can. It is with this shared view that we welcome Russell, a young, smart and passionate entrepreneur, as our business partner. We know that his enthusiasm, positivity and ‘never give up’ attitude will make a huge difference in our effort.”