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It’s hard not to mention the Seattle Supersonics and not think of Gary Payton.
Whether he was talking trash our scowling at opponents on his way to earning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in 1996, or throwing half court lob dunks to Shawn Kemp on the break, there’s no doubt “The Glove” and his No. 20 Sonics jersey would one day hang from the rafters in Key Arena.
That was long before the franchise uprooted and relocated to Oklahoma City in February 2008.
Today, Payton is on the campaign trail and mission to bring the NBA back to Seattle. Yet the former all-star point guard who called Seattle home for 12 1/2 seasons also fears he’ll never see his NBA jersey retired and honored if it doesn’t come from a franchise back in Seattle.
“A lot of people want to see my jersey retired up there in those rafters which if it (an NBA franchise in Seattle) never comes back, I don’t think my jersey will ever get retired then,” said Payton.
“That’s just the way it goes. I hope
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