Gary Payton - biography

Basketball Player from United States of America

Gary Payton Gary Dwayne Payton (born July 23, 1968) is an American former professional basketball point guard. He is best known for his 13-year tenure with the Seattle SuperSonics, and holds Seattle franchise records in points, assists, and steals. He has also played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, the last with whom he won an NBA Championship. The only point guard ever to win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, Payton is widely considered one of the greatest of all time at that position. He was selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team nine times, an NBA record he shares with Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant. He was also a nine-time NBA All-Star and a nine-time All-NBA Team member. Payton got his nickname "The Glove" when Payton's cousin called him during the 1993 Western Conference Finals series against Phoenix and told him, "you're holding Kevin Johnson like a baseball in a glove," and the nickname was born. Considered the "NBA's reigning high scorer among point guards" in his prime, Payton is referred to as "probably as complete a guard as there ever was" by NBA Hall of Famer Gail Goodrich. Payton was born in Oakland,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
The Glove,Gary Dwayne Payton
Date of birth
1968-07-23
Place of birth
Oakland
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Al Payton, Annie Payton
Spouse(s)
Monique James
Children
Julian Payton Gary Payton II Raquel Payton
Siblings
Brandon Payton
Profession
Basketball player

Education

Institution From To
Oregon State University
Skyline High School

Athlete facts

Sports
Basketball

Performances

Year Performance Character
2009 Sonicsgate
2005 Hood Hoops

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