came from small Illinois Wesleyan but the Seattle Supersonics saw enough potential to draft him number 8 overall in 1977. He did not disappoint. Sikma quickly became a starter and was a vital cog in the Sonics run to back to back finals in the late 70's. They won it all in 79 and Sikma became hugely popular in the Emerald City. With his ability to take defenders outside and torch them with a great long range jumper plus his workmanlike inside game, Sikma was part of a new wave of inside-outside big men who took over the league. To show how good of a shooter Sikma was, he holds the distinction of being the only center to lead the league in free throw shooting at 92.2 in 87-88 and shot 84 percent for his career form the charity stripe. A 7 time All-Star combined with career numbers of 17,000 points and 10,000 rebounds should get Sikma into the hall of fame; soon.