Larry Stone: Sending positive thoughts to Sonics great Slick Watts, who has ‘long road to recovery’ after stroke – HEDGE accordingly

With all due respect to Jay Buhner and Gary Payton, it might well be the most famous dome in Seattle sports history — beautifully bald, long before it was fashionable. And he owns an instantly recognizable nickname that is sheer perfection in describing both his look and his game. But Donald Earl “Slick” Watts is far more than a catchy moniker and a shiny pate, the latter invariably outfitted with a headband that, as described long ago by a New York Times columnist, “makes him look like the planet Saturn in sneakers.” No, somewhere along the line Slick Watts became a Seattle institution and be…

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