Gary Dwayne Payton is an American former professional basketball point guard. He is best known for his 13-year tenure with the Seattle SuperSonics, and holds Seattle franchise records in points, assists, and steals.
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Born: July 23, 1968 (age 45), Oakland, California, United States
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Gary Payton is an American former professional basketball player who has a net worth of $130 million. Gary Payton gained his net worth by playing for the Seattle SuperSonics for 13 years, and also playing for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. Born Gary Dwayne Payton on July 23, 1968, in Oakland, California, he is best known for his 13-year tenure with the Seattle SuperSonics. Payton has also played for other NBA teams such as Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. Thanks to his tenacious defense, he earned the nickname “The Glove,” while his other tag “The Mouth” came from his excessive trash-talking on the court. Payton first showed his potential while in college as he became one of the most decorated basketball players in the history of Oregon State University. Shortly after his graduation from OSU, he got selected as the 2nd overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round of the 1990 NBA Draft. Ever since, he has embarked on a successful, almost two-decade-long NBA career. Among other recognitions, Gary Payton is the only point guard who has ever received an NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.