Watch Seattle SuperSonic Shawn Kemp’s 50 Best Plays [VIDEO]
With the culmination of the 10-episode documentary "The Last Dance" on ESPN, an entire generation that argues between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James as the NBA's GOAT (Greatest Of All-Time) got to see the true answer. M.J. Michael Jordan.
Another scintillating player from that era, Seattle SuperSonic (RIP) power forward Shawn Kemp, was also blast from the past that many never got to experience.
Kemp, tabbed the "Reignman" by former Sonics play-by-play broadcaster Kevin Calabro, was nearly as spectacular on the court as "His Airness". Kemp played above the rim and is the author of some of the most spell-binding tomahawk dunks in traffic that the game has ever seen.
But he was just an offensive force. The high-school-straight-to-the-pros prodigy could reject a shot while playing defense five rows into the crowd as well as run the court in transition as well as any point guard in the league. When Gary Payton and Kemp were on the same page on a fast break, you just knew something amazing was about to unfold before your very eyes.
"The Reignman" was such a fan favorite across the country -- and the world -- that even Dallas Mavericks sure-fire Hall-of-Famer Dirk Nowitzki asked that Shawn be one of his five childhood idols that was present at his retirement ceremony following his final home game.
In case you forgot, or never got to see the majestic power and grace of Shawn Kemp, here now are his top 50 plays of his career with the added bonus of numerous calls by Kevin "Get on that carpet and ride!" Calabro.