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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.
Talent committed to the BIG3 include: Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Gary Payton, Kenyon Martin, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal, Rashard Lewis, Jason Williams, Bonzi Wells, Mike Bibby, George “The Iceman” Gervin, Ricky Davis, Al Harrington, Rick Barry, Rick Mahorn, Clyde Drexler, Kenny Anderson, Jamario Moon, Smush Parker, Ruben Patterson and Etan Thomas. Payton, Gervin, Barry, Mahorn and Drexler will serve as coaches, with Iverson serving as a player/coach – the rest are confirmed to play.
2 weeks ago via BIG3
Players who will suit up include Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Kenyon Martin, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal, Rashard Lewis, Jason “White Chocolate” Williams, Mike Bibby, Bonzi Wells, Al Harrington and Ricky Davis. George “The Iceman” Gervin and Gary Payton will serve as coaches (and Iverson has confirmed that he’ll be a player/coach). Sources say that the league is currently pursuing other big-name additions who would make headlines (like the Iverson signing did). The league held a press conference announcing Iverson’s decision to join the BIG3 and then went on a subsequent press tour.
But even Payton isn’t a fan of Karl’s new book, “Furious George,” in which the 65-year-old criticizes, well, pretty much everyone. Karl even took shots at former players Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin and suggested they were immature because they grew up without fathers. “When you go and start talking about people’s families and how they were raised, I don’t agree with George with that,” Payton said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “I disagree with him on all of that. When you say somebody doesn’t have a father figure, it’s a lot of kids out there that don’t have a father figure, and I hate that. I grew up around a lot of my childhood friends that didn’t have a father figure and my father was their figure, so (George) can’t say that. If his father wasn’t there, then I think George should have came in and approached them and said ‘I see the problem. Let me help you.’ Don’t come out years later and try to downgrade them about anything. You wasn’t saying that when you were there.
Storyline: George Karl Book