Tuesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson Pens Article In The Players' Tribune To Bring NBA, NHL Back To Seattle

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wrote about his aspirations to bring the NBA and NHL back to Seattle in The Players' Tribune.

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Tuesday, November 15 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

Wilson Aims To Bring NBA, NHL Back To Seattle 

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson announced yesterday he has partnered with the Sonics Arena Group as he hopes to bring the NBA and NHL back to the city of Seattle. 

"There is no place like the Emerald City," Wilson said in a statement. "The positive impact sports has on our kids and many generations to come, and bringing different cultures and people together is what motivates and inspires me."

A statement from Chris Hansen on Monday read: "We couldn't be more thrilled that Russell is joining our partnership and continued efforts to bring the NBA and NHL back to Seattle."

On Tuesday, Wilson wrote an article about his aspirations for The Players' Tribune, citing childhood memories of playing NBA Jam and how his love of basketball came about. Here's a short clip from Wilson's story: 

I became a SuperSonics fan by playing NBA Jam and watching them on SportsCenter and NBA Inside Stuff. I loved their name. I loved their colors. I loved Kemp and Payton, and then in later years, I loved watching Ray Allen swish corner threes with that perfect form.

Even though we lived in Virginia, I got a Sonics jersey one Christmas and I used to put it on and go play hoops out in front of the house, pretending I was Gary Payton. I'm not going to lie, though. Some days I'd put on my Bulls jersey and stick my tongue out and pretend I was MJ, too. I was flexible.

NFL Pro Bowl Voting Is Underway

Voting for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl has begun. Make sure to help send Wilson and other Seahawks players to Orlando by casting your votes here. 

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Roc Nation, who tweeted support for rookie C.J. Prosise, a candidate for the NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week award.

More From Around The Web

Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls is on track to play Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

The Seahawks did something Sunday that only one other team has done at Gillette Stadium since 2001.

A look at who played and how much they played in Seattle's Week 10 win at New England.

The Seattle Times provides a scouting report of the Eagles. 

Prosise is more than a pass-catching, third-down running back, writes Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle. 

NFC West news: Rams rookie Jared Goff will be making his first NFL start this weekend. 

And lastly, the Seahawks moved up to No. 2 in ESPN's Football Power Index. 

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