Matt Calkins: Loss of Kris Brannon, aka ‘Sonics Guy,’ leaves big hole in Seattle sports fandom

There is a void in the Seattle sports scene that wasn’t there when last week began. There is a sense of loss among the tens of thousands who have shaken his hand and shared his passion. Thursday, Kristopher Brannon — known to the Puget Sound region as “Sonics Guy” — died at the age of 47. His heart failed him, and as a result, Seattle’s heart sank. Though he resided in Tacoma, Brannon was the most recognizable sports fan in the Emerald City. With his 6-foot-5 frame, signature Afro and SuperSonics garb, he was impossible to miss when he walked the streets or attended a rally. His goal was simpl…

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