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Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
NBA studio analyst and former Sonics star Gary Payton has been suspended by Fox Sports 1 after being accused of assaulting a woman, the network confirmed in a report Wednesday. According to the report on awfulannouncing.com, Payton is suspended while the network conducts an internal investigation into the claims, which were made in a lawsuit and stem from an alleged incident after an event in Seattle in January.
Gary Payton is being sued by a woman who claims the NBA legend beat her up over and over again during a quick getaway to Seattle … though Payton denies the whole thing and says it’s nothing more than a shameless cash grab. TMZ Sports has obtained the lawsuit filed by Trishtan Williams — who claims Payton invited her as his date to an awards function in Seattle back in January … but after the ceremony, things got violent.
Hall of Famer Gary Payton was a guest on Sirius XM NBA Radio and spoke about the state of the point guard in the league. In a nutshell, “The Glove” says there’s only three top point guards and San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker is on his list along with Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul. Payton points to Parker’s ability to create for his teammates and shoot second. He says Parker’s style of play reminds him of the guards he faced during his time in the league.
Days after his friend and former teammate Shawn Marion said he would retire after the season, Rockets guard Jason Terry maintained he has not changed his plan to play until he is 40-years-old. “I was shocked,” Terry, 37, said of Marion’s decision. “He told me in Cleveland the last time we played them. “I think I can play until the age 40. That’s my goal, something that I set out to do when I first came into the league. My idol is Gary Payton. He played 20 years. Hopefully I can do the same.”
The Gasman spotlights the Golden State series’ pivotal moment with lucid detail. He points to a monstrous alley-oop dunk from Payton to Kemp to crack a 124-124 tie in the third game of the series and crack the sound barrier inside the Coliseum. Gastineau reminisces about one of the iconic moments in Seattle sports history. “It was a big lob from Payton to Kemp for just an unbelievable dunk. And it was a remarkable call from [Sonics Radio/TV broadcaster, Kevin] Calabro, and the next two days you couldn’t turn our station on without hearing it.” Calabro’s call reciprocated the energy in the Coliseum that night with a passionate crescendo as Kemp buried the ball through the hoop. “Up to Gary Payton, a lead pass to Kemp and he’ll slam it down! What a lob! Wow! Gary Payton with a lob ahead to Kemp! He went airborne and defied gravity! What a play! The Reignman has struck!”
Seattle in the early 90’s was a three-sport city, but after the Sonics fired head coach KC Jones halfway through the 91’-92’ season, the team hired a coach who would become an icon a decade later. George Karl came from Spain to replace Jones and the Sonics soon became the main event in town once again. Before the coaching change, Seattle’s enigmatic young stars, Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp, were under fire and fans squawked for the pair to be traded. But where fans saw trouble, Karl saw potential for greatness. “Karl lit a box of dynamite under this city,” says Gastineau.
“I think he’s disliked by a lot of players,” Payton said. “What Dwight does is, you know you see all the smiles and all the antics, that is getting on player’s nerves. To get this guy, Kevin Durant, to do what he did, you know it’s starting to become a problem with players, because Kevin Durant doesn’t really talk to anybody … [Durant] goes at people that are fake with stuff. Only fake guys. Fake guys to me are when they’re always woofing, woofing, woofing, and they don’t really do nothing.”
Is it true you’re going to have Gary Payton mentoring Giannis? Jason Kidd: No, I’m not having anyone mentor anyone. For me, it’s looking at guys that I’ve played against or played with that can maybe help come in for a day or two to talk about what it takes to be successful. And so Gary at some point might come in and talk, but we’re not going to hire him.
Q: Is it true you’re going to have Gary Payton mentoring Giannis? Jason Kidd: No, I’m not having anyone mentor anyone. For me, it’s looking at guys that I’ve played against or played with that can maybe help come in for a day or two to talk about what it takes to be successful. And so Gary at some point might come in and talk, but we’re not going to hire him.
Gary Payton is visiting Athens, Greece, which is the last stop of the “NBA3x” tour and he had something Greek-related to announced in the local media. As the “Glove” revealed he was invited by his childhood friend Jayson Kidd to visit the Bucks during the training camp in order to help in Giannis Antetotokounmpo. Payton will not have a formal role in the coaching staff of Milwaukee, but he can be part of the process to turn the “Greek freak” into the first 7-foot point guard. As the former great player said in a joined interview, organized by OTE TV, the NBA’s television rights holder in the country: “When Jayson said to me that he intends to use him as a point guard, I told him to stop making jokes. “Gary don’t talk before you see him”, was his answer and I watched him during the Las Vegas Summer league. He can handle the ball, he can drive, he is smart and he is really athletic. That’s why I was asked to go to Milwaukee during the training camp in order to help him adapt to the demands of the modern point guard position”.
Payton will not have a formal role in the coaching staff of Milwaukee, but he can be part of the process to turn the “Greek freak” into the first 7-foot point guard. As the former great player said in a joined interview, organized by OTE TV, the NBA’s television rights holder in the country: “When Jason said to me that he intends to use him as a point guard, I said him to stop making jokes. “Gary don’t talk before you see him”, was his answer and I watched him during the Las Vegas Summer league. He can handle the ball, he can drive, he is smart and he is really athletic. That’s why I was asked to go to Milwaukee during the training camp in order to help him adapt to the demands of the modern point guard position”.
Jason Kidd had a vision going to Milwaukee: to see Giannis Antetokounmpo running the point for the Bucks from the “1” position. The new coach of the “Bucks” is not only determined to implement this idea, but will have the help of one of the top point guards of the 90s in this effort: Gary Payton. Gary Payton is in Athens today and at an event held during the afternoon in the northern suburbs, he revealed that he has agreed with the Bucks to assume the role of ‘Special Advisor’ for Giannis Antetokounmpo during next season. The “Glove” will start work during pre-season, which will begin at the end of the month, and said that he has met with the 19 year old forward in Las Vegas, as well as with Jason Kidd, with whom he has a long friendship from the years they have both played in the NBA.
With a great NBA resume and a place in the Hall of Fame as a player, Gary Payton’s name has come up for coaching work. The Glove goes on record and is “interested” in a job on the bench in the NBA.
They called him the Glove, one of the best defensive players ever to put on an NBA uniform. Gary Payton, a longtime friend of Bucks coach Jason Kidd, could be in the mix for a position on the team’s coaching staff. Payton has been around during Bucks summer league practices this week and sat in the stands with Kidd, general manager John Hammond and assistant general manager David Morway during Friday’s game between the Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers. “I’m just seeing what kind of interest level he has in coaching at all, seeing where he’s at,” Kidd said Saturday. “You’re talking about one of the best competitors in the game.”
23 Apr 14
Jamal Crawford: Can’t thank the big bro @garypayton_20 enough for taking me under his wing. How many kids could have a superstar do that for them. #respect
21 Feb 14
It’s been a rough go for Didier Drogba and Turkish giants Galatasaray in recent weeks. But nothing that dinner with NBA star Gary Payton couldn’t help fix! Less than 48 hours after a disappointing scoreless draw with Gaziantepspor left Galatasaray 10 points behind Süper Lig leaders Fenerbahce in Turkey, Drogba spent some time with Payton, who was in town conducting a clinic on behalf of the NBA. “Was good to change my mind in this difficult moment,” Drogba wrote via Instagram, clearly not wanting Galatasaray supporters to think he was cavorting with Payton. “Thanks to @nba for this great diner yesterday with a Legend…Mr Gary Payton aka #theglove #NBA #sonics #seattle #supersonics #lakers celtics #miamiheat #istanbul #galatasaray #soccer #basketball #istanbul”
Gary Payton to Anthony Bennett: “You came in overweight. You look fat. C’mon. Let’s do it!” Even Payton stops short of calling Bennett the worst No. 1 pick ever, but things are not off to a good start.