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1990 NBA Draft Remix

Way back in the way back, back when I penned (digitally) a weekly NBA draft column for SLAM, I did a series of articles where I “remixed” NBA drafts from years past.  With hindsight, how would the order of the players selected in that draft change?  Since those articles are disappearing from the internets, I figured it was prime time to redo them with a fresh perspective.  Next...
Via Hoops Manifesto
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fresh Kicks: Nike Flight 98 ‘The Glove’ Sneakers

Nike Zoom Flight 98 ‘The Glove’ This is only a sneaker alert, sneaker world. No release date has been announced yet on Seattle Sonics legend Gary Payton’s new Nike Zoom Flight 98 ‘The Glove” colorway. The Glove first hit the scene in the late ’90s while Gary Payton was at the top of his game, running the point guard position and playing suffocating defense on players...
Via Basketball Bicker
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Gary Payton rips former owner of Seattle Supersonics

When Gary Payton was inducted into the basketball hall of fame, he made sure the whole world knew that he was a Supersonic. Payton won his only championship in 2006 as a member of the Miami Heat, but Payton’s loyalty always remained in Seattle. Although his memory of former Supersonics’ owner, Howard Schultz, is not a fond one. Starbucks mogul, Howard Schultz, became the owner...
Via Pass The Pill
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Gary Payton, Rick Pitino and ten others inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

On Sunday, former NBA All-Star Gary Payton, Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino and 10 others were inducted into the “Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.” This was the second straight 12-member class, the largest in the history of the “Hall.” Also honored; Jerry Tarkanian, 83, who led UNLV to the 1990 NCAA championship, and Guy Lewis, 91, who took Houston...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Because You Probably Missed Gary Payton’s Hall Of Fame Speech

I’ve got a real issue with the NBA Hall of Fame ceremonies that take place every year in September. For one, I don’t think its presented very well. For two, I hate that the Hall of Fame is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. For three, why in hades is the enshrinement on the opening weekend of […]The post Starting Lineups: Because You Probably Missed Gary Payton’s Hall...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: 10 greatest plays of Gary Payton’s career

Seattle basketball fans long for another NBA team for a variety of reasons. Gary Payton is one of them as he brought a level of excitement to the court that rocked the city for 13 seasons. The point guard moved on to play for variety of other teams which included the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. As you will see here, the man they named ” The Glove” could do it all...
Via Players View
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Gary Payton: John Stockton was tougher to defend than Jordan

Gary Payton was an all-time great NBA player, but he was equally as good at trash talking. In the mid-90s when the Sonics and Bulls met in the Finals, there’s a classic play where Payton whispers something in Michael Jordan’s […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss
REAL, REAL EARLY

Payton considered early retirement

Gary Payton recently admitted that after a trying rookie season with the Sonics, he realized he wasn't enjoying playing and actually contemplated retiring.

Via Crossover Chronicles
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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 NBA.com. 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...
Via NESN.com
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Gary Payton be a first-ballot Hall of Famer?

Gary Payton isnt taking for granted he will be first-ballot Hall of Famer. But lets just say hes ready if it happens. Payton already knows who his Hall of Famer presenters will be whenever he might be enshrined. I would name two of them, John Stockton and George Gervin, Payton said in a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida. "John Stockton is someone that I respect and was...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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