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Gary Payton
Gary Payton
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Born: 07/23/68
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
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Hall of Famer Gary Payton may have been the greatest trash talker in NBA history. Now nine years removed from his playing career, Payton showed his mouth is still working as much as ever when he went back and forth with the nation’s No.1 high school player, Josh Jackson, while sitting courtside. “He didn’t do his homework,” Payton told Yahoo Sports. “That’s it. He’s a kid and he’s having fun. I respect him because he has a lot of dog in him to come back and talk. He has a lot of gall to do that, so that’s good. “But in these situations, you got to understand if you’re going to talk it, you got to back it up. Back it up!”
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Hall of fame point guard Gary Payton visited Timberwolves practice Friday — the first of a few planned trips this season. His pupils were Wolves point guards Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine and Tyus Jones. “I’m a big fan of his game and can learn a lot of things,” Rubio said Saturday. The trip was inspired by LaVine, who grew up in Bothell, Wash., looking up to Payton. Wolves general manager Milt Newton is friends with Payton and made the trip happen.