Shawn Kemp was one of the references of the NBA 30 years ago, to the point that in 1996 he led the Seattle SuperSonics with Gary Payton and they came to play a Finals against Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan, although now it is news for another matter: opens his own marijuana shop.
This substance has been it stopped being illegal in some states and has become a business that move thousands of dollars for as many entrepreneurs in American cities where it is legal.
At 50, Kemp not only becomes one of them, he also becomes the first African American to open a cannabis dispensary in Seattle. The business is on the outskirts of the city and can be found easily thanks to the huge mural that the former basketball player had the facade of the building painted.
It is an image that remember Kemp times as a player of the SuperSonics, a franchise in which he played nine of the 14 years he played in the NBA.
Seattle SuperSonics legend Shawn Kemp is officially opening up his cannabis shop next week. It will become Seattle’s first Black-owned dispensary.
The Reign Man will he joined by former teammate Gary Payton for the grand opening on Oct. 30 at 12:45pm.
Shop is at 3035 1st Ave pic.twitter.com/4l64lQxi0P
– Ben Arthur (enbenyarthur) October 22, 2020
The Kemp establishment will open its doors on October 30, as reported by the journalist I am arthur: “Seattle SuperSonics legend Shawn Kemp, will officially open its cannabis store next week. It will become Seattle’s first black-owned dispensary. “
Arthur points out that the former athlete “will be accompanied by his former teammate Gary Payton for the grand opening on October 30 at 12:45.
Kemp himself issued a statement in which he said he is “eager to welcome Sonics fans on a regular basis, beginning with opening day.”