1979 NBA Finals
The 1979 NBA World Championship Series at the conclusion of the 1978-79 season were won by the Seattle SuperSonics defeating the Washington Bullets 4 games to 1. The series was a rematch of the 1978 NBA Finals which the Washington Bullets had won 4-3. Due to a better regular season record, the Bullets had the home court advantage.
Dennis Johnson of the SuperSonics was the Most Valuable Player of the Finals while Gus Williams of the SuperSonics was the top scorer, averaging 28.6 points per game.
Besides the Seattle Metropolitans victory in the Stanley Cup in 1917, this remains Seattle's only men's professional sports championship. The SuperSonics reached the 1996 NBA Finals, but lost to the Chicago Bulls in six games. The Seattle Seahawks did not play for the National Football League championship until Super Bowl XL, losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Seattle Mariners have never reached Major League Baseball's World Series.