If you ever need to locate the all-time leading scorer in Sonics history, you need look no further than downtown.
"Downtown" Freddie Brown, the captain of the 1978-79 World Championship team, played 13 seasons in the NBA, all with the Sonics.
Fred Brown, aka "Downtown", was the team's all-time leader in four categories.
Brown joined the Sonics as the seventh pick in the 1971 draft, after two years at the University of Iowa. He retired in 1984 as the Sonics' all-time leader in games played (963), scoring (14,108), field goals (6,006) and steals (1,149). He is also third in minutes (24,422), assists (3,160) and steals (1,149), sixth in free throws made (1,896) and tenth in rebounds (2,637). His 58-point outburst at Golden State on Mar. 23, 1974 remains the best single game scoring total in franchise history.
Brown is one of the most popular players to don a Sonics uniform. For years, he purchased as many as 200 season tickets, which he would distribute to disadvantaged youth.
In 1985, at one of Brown's first post-retirement public appearances, Mayor Charles Royer proclaimed Feb. 11, 1985, as "Fred Brown Day." The native of Milwaukee lives in Seattle.
Brown was the only Sonics player ever to wear No. 32, which was retired on Nov. 6, 1986, during a game against the Dallas Mavericks.