Sonics legend sells championship ring for more than $100,000

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by JOEL KNIP / KING 5 SPORTS

KING5.com

Posted on May 11, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Updated Thursday, May 19 at 1:58 PM

Sonics great Fred Brown is selling his championship ring.  Grey Flannel Auctions took bids for the 1979 title ring.  It eventually sold for $115,242.

Paul Silvi spoke with "Downtown" Freddie Brown Wednesday afternoon. Brown says his wife was going through some of their old stuff and decided to get rid of some things.  The purge included old Sonics memoribilia and sweatpants. And unbeknownest to Fred, his 1979 championship ring was in the lot.  Fred found out about it from his wife days after the fact.  She told him she was going to donate the money raised to charities.  So Brown told his wife that he "supports her 100 percent".

Brown says he knows he'll get some calls about selling his old Sonics gear and ring, but he claims he doesn't care about memoribilia nor did he really collect it.  

Another Sonics great also tells OKC to stick it. Here's Shawn Kemp's interview with KJR 950AM. OKC asked him to sit courtside in Denver for a playoff game. Man, can Clay "Bubba" Bennett be anymore disrespectful to the Sonics faithful? First he stole the Sonics. Just recently, they started selling an OKC hat with the year the Sonics were founded.  Then asking the "Reign Man" to come to a game.  What's next? Will Bennett ask if OKC can play an exhibition game at KeyArena?

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