youre right HkM
as long as walker is around, gary probably wouldnt return. it was just a fleeting thought shared in haste...
poetic justice would be that someday gary comes back after retirement in some capacity. perhaps his hometown oakland will have more an attraction to him.
also, being away from seattle the past couple of years has created distance between him and the city in general. most nba fans have a very short memory (just check out the thread regarding favorite sonics!!)
many are critical of gary, but you have to admit that his trash talking, up front way of being adds spice to the otherwise cliche driven nba. remember how many wrote off the heat after gary fired up wade with a heated (pardon the pun) exchange in the bulls series.