Found April 04, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
PLAYERS: Gary Payton
Kelly Dwyer of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Gary “The Glove” Payton has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. According to’s Scott Howard-Cooper, former SuperSonics, Bucks, Lakers, Celtics and Heat guard Gary Payton will be announced on Monday as one of the newest members of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Payton, who retired in 2007 after 17 years in the league, won a championship ring as a member of the 2005-06 Heat. He was a nine-time All-Star, he appeared nine times on the All-Defensive team and also won the Defensive Player of the Year Award (a remarkable achievement for a lead guard) while working for his 1995-96 SuperSonics team. Payton, will go down as the best defensive point guard to ever play in the NBA, being the only player at that position to ever win the Defensive Player of the Year award.

Report: Gary Payton Elected on First Ballot to Basketball Hall of Fame, Selects John Stockton as Presenter

The Basketball of Fame will add The Glove. Gary Payton, who played for the Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame, according to Scott Howard-Cooper of Payton is considered one of the best point guards in NBA history. He was a nine-time All-Star and an NBA champion and averaged...

Source: Gary Payton elected to Basketball HOF

Give a big hand to the The Glove."A source confirmed Thursday that Gary Payton will be named Monday to the Basketball Hall of Fame at the Final Four in Atlanta.The guard had his greatest seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics. However, he won his only NBA title with the Miami Heat in 2006, and could become the first former Heat player in the Hall of Fameat the Sept. 8 induction...

Gary Payton Elected To Basketball Hall Of Fame

According to Scott Howard-Cooper of, former NBA point guard, Gary Payton has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Payton played 17 years before retiring in 2007 and on his career, averaged 16.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.9 rebounds a game. In 1996, Payton became the only point guard ever to win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. He spent...

'The Glove' reportedly picks 'The Iceman' as basketbal HOF presenter

The nominees for the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame are surfacing and listed is former SuperSonics guard Gary Payton. "The Glove," who had a phenomenal career in Seattle and won his only NBA title with the 2006 Miami Heat, will reportedly pick San Antonio Spurs legend George "The Iceman" Gervin to be his presenter along with former Jazz guard John Stockton....

Gary Payton Reportedly Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Reports Thursday morning revealed that former Seattle SuperSonics (I guess they’re all “former” at this point) guard Gary Payton has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. The official announcement won’t come until Monday, but I can’t wait that long to talk about my second-favorite player of all time. (If you’re wondering who my favorite player of all time...
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