History repeats itself: The 'ThunderSonics' franchise can't catch a break

In back-to-back years, the franchise drafted two core players to build a team around. In the first year, it drafted an athletic, high-flying forward, pushing the traditional position boundaries. The following year the team drafted an exciting, hard-nosed point guard, born and raised in California — a guy who plays with aggression and could care less what anyone thinks. These young...
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July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Payton questions Stephen Curry's unanimous MVP award

Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton became the latest former NBA player to question the true legitimacy of Stephen Curry being named the first-ever unanimous winner of the MVP award, arguing it is more “about era” than anything else. Payton suggested during a recent interview that the likes of Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among others, probably deserved...
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May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Payton II honors dad by wearing No. 20 on senior night

Oregon State star guard Gary Payton II surprised his NBA legend father by wearing his dad’s signature number 20 on the Beavers’ Senior Night instead of his own number 1 jersey. Of course, video of Payton surprising his parents with the decision was posted to Oregon State basketball’s official Twitter as well as that of Pac-12 Networks. Special – that's the only word for...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gary Payton has strong words for Cousins on Karl hire

February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Legacy Of The Glove

When I started playing basketball, my father would often join me on our unofficial and jagged cement court in the barn. There were often carpentry tools in the way or puddles of rainwater that always seemed to find a way through the holes in the metal roof, but we would never use that as an excuse to stop playing. Our games always had the same flow: I would try to score and he would...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Payton: Rondo one of only 3 true PG’s in the NBA

Gary Payton is one of the NBA all time great point guards.  Yeah, I used a picture of him as a Celtic, but this is the dude who made a living throwing Shawn Kemp some sick alley oops.  If you’re too young to have seen him play, just watch this video and be careful not to hurt your jaw as it drops watching some of these plays (an alley oop from your knees?  Really, Glove?)...
Via Red's Army
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton: If ‘The Glove’ Fits?

Take notice of the point guard from Louisiana-Lafayette. University of Louisiana-Lafayette point guard Elfrid Payton is everyone’s favorite “sleeper” PG in the 2014 draft.  The young man is long, agile, quick and fairly athletic. Although a junior he’s very young for his draft class, just a few weeks older than many of the draft’s highly touted freshmen like Joel Embiid...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Payton On No. 1 Pick Anthony Bennett: ‘You Came In Overweight, You Look Fat’

Anthony Bennett‘s rookie season has been historically bad when compared to previous players taken No. 1 overall in the NBA draft. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward is averaging 2.4 points, 0.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per game this season. Aside from his disappointing production, Bennett has also received criticism for coming into the season in less than ideal shape...
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Only three point guards impress Gary Payton and Rajon Rondo is one

Gary Payton is not impressed with the NBA in its current incarnation. Oregon State's all-time leader in points, assists and steals, was honored Saturday night by his alma mater before the Beavers took on Cal in a game they would lose to the Golden Bears 88-83.Payton spent seventeen years in the NBA and is a Hall of Famer who made his first finals appearance with the Seattle Supersonics...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Payton does highlights and all the dynamite goes boom

One of the trademarks of Fox Sports Live has been putting their analysts in more general roles to commentate on the news of the day and differentiate themselves from SportsCenter. When FS Live launched, it featured an athlete panel that harkened back to the days of Best Damn. The panel's role has been reduced and athletes now focus more on their particular sports throughout the program...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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