Donald Earl Watts arrived in Seattle in 1973 as an undrafted free agent and quickly became the city’s most beloved Sonic. Known as “Slick” – an ode to his rare-for-the-time shaved head, the young point guard electrified the Emerald City, leading the NBA in assists and steals in 1976.
As good as he was on the court, Slick’s influence was felt even more off of it. Slick’s love for Seattle and involvement in the community began during his playing days and never let up. His heart for the community expressed itself in teaching, coaching, and mentorship; over the years, Slick impacted the lives of thousands of kids in the Seattle area.
In April of 2021, Slick suffered a serious stroke. The Watts family has had their hands full managing Slick’s care - which continues to be intensive and expensive. With Slick still facing a long road to recovery, every little bit helps. We’re partnering with the Watts family on a brand-new Slick Watts collection – the proceeds of which will go towards the family’s fundraising efforts. Let’s help give back to the Sonic who gave Seattle so much.