Gary Payton

Gary Payton Playing for the Seattle SuperSonics

Position Point guard
Born July 23, 1968 (1968-07-23) (age 51)
Oakland, California
Nationality U.S. Flag American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 180 lbs (82 kg)
High school Skyline
(Oakland, California)
College Oregon State (1986-1990)
NBA Draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career 1990-2007 (17 years)
1990-2003 Seattle SuperSonics
2003 Milwaukee Bucks
2003-2004 Los Angeles Lakers
2004-2005 Boston Celtics
2005 Atlanta Hawks
(no games played)
2005-2007 Miami Heat

Gary Dwayne Payton, nicknamed "The Glove", is an American retired professional basketball Point guard and current sports analyst for Fox Sports Network. Payton was drafted 2nd overall pick in 1990 by the Seattle SuperSonics out of Oregon State. He was best known for his defensive ability earning him NBA Defensive player of the Year and NBA Leader in Steals in 1996 in which he earned the nickname "The Glove." He was also a NBA Champion with Miami Heat in 2006. Payton was inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

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