After finishing reading yet another tragic article on how great the Sonics used to be (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nba/2009284407_sonic01.html), I decided it was time to pay a little homage to the only team I grew up watching consistently throughout the years (after the first round of the playoffs, I usually had to pick another team to follow, but occasionaly they did surprise).
The five players I've listed hold their own statistically. I've already checked.
Still, I can only vouch for the players I actually watched play, so don't hate me because I didn't start Spencer Haywood, or mention Gus Williams. I never watched him play as closely as I did the following five on this list.
If you want to argue for a Sonic, argue from the heart. Don't tell me, as a 15-20 something year old that "you should have included this player or that player because of stat x,y and z" or because you've developed some statistical reincarnation device which can compare any player who ever played the game.
I already have the link to Database Basketball, thank you.
Tell me because that player gave you his basketball talent to watch every time out, and it filled you with that sense of wonderment and awe that can only come from being a witness, right there and then.
Tell me because that player did something great, and immeasurable through statistical means, which changed the way you thought of the game, as a real, live spectator.