Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno, left, and Sonics star Gary Payton chatted at a previous edition of the annual Sports Star of the Year awards event. / Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures
Apolo Ohno, left and Gary Payton chat prior to the 76th Annual Sports Star of the Year awards show, presented by ROOT SPORTS, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. The evening honors Northwest sports stars, carrying on an annual tradition started by Seattle Post-Intelligencer sports editor Royal Brougham in 1936. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)Bookmark the permalink.