TAG: Gary Payton

Latest News, NBA / Sep 8, 2013 / 8:00 pm

Gary Payton, Bernard King And 10 More Enter The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame

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This weekend saw 12 different players, executives and coaches inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Among those admitted, former NBA players Gary Payton, Bernard King, Richard Guerin, and ABA champion Roger Brown. Check out videos detailing some of the Hall of Fame inductees during this weekend’s look back at their contributions to the game, and watch the speeches Payton and King gave upon entry into the exclusive club. Read More »

NBA, Video / Sep 4, 2013 / 11:30 pm

Video: Dr. J On The Current NBA & The Greatest Players Of All Time

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The Good Doctor, Julius Erving, stopped by Fox Sports1 to talk with analysts Gary Payton and Charissa Thompson. He weighs in on the state of the contemporary NBA, the Hall of Fame, and the players that make up his all-time team. Anytime Dr. J is in the house, we have to check it out. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Sep 4, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Michael Jordan’s Daughter Engages In Some Instagram Trash Talk With Gary Payton’s Son

(photo. Instagram/garydwayne)

Like father like daughter it appears. Gary Payton‘s son, Gary Dwyane Payton, posted a pic on IG of his soon-to-be Hall-of-Fame bound father talking smack to Michael Jordan. Jordan’s daughter, Jasmine M. Jordan, decided to continue the trash talking into the next generation. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Sep 3, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Top 30 Summer Basketball Gifs

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Recently, we’ve started adding GIFS of the more spectacular plays from this summer. Sure, not all of them went down in the summer months, but we thought we’d give you a run-down of our top 30 during the NBA’s down season. NBA training camps start in less than a month, and hopefully this whets your appetite for the real season. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Sep 3, 2013 / 11:30 am

Gary Payton On John Stockton Over Michael Jordan & Why He’ll Never Let OKC Retire His Number

Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp (photo. @GaryPayton_20)

In less than a week, John Stockton and George “Iceman” Gervin will formally introduce Gary Payton as he is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports spoke with the Fox Sports1 analyst a week before his big day. Read More »

NBA, Video / Sep 3, 2013 / 10:30 am

Gary Payton’s Top 10 NBA Plays

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Hall-of-Fame Inductee Gary Payton was one of the greatest point guards in NBA history. And while he’s normally celebrated for his defense, he could dish too. And come through in the clutch. And score. And talk a little trash. Check out the 10 best plays from his NBA career, spanning from his time in Seattle to his championship-winning season with the Heat in 2006. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Aug 22, 2013 / 12:42 pm

Gary Payton Says He’s The Reason Behind Allen Iverson’s “We Talkin’ ‘Bout Practice” Rant

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Allen Iverson is officially announcing his retirement in the next couple days, and we’ll tell you when he does — actually — retire. But in the meantime, we thought we’d bring you this excellent AI ancedote from one of the new hosts of the Fox Sports 1 crew, Gary Payton. Read More »

College / Aug 15, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The 20 Most Hated College Basketball Players Of All Time

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You might be too young to remember Larry Johnson at UNLV. Hell, you might be too young to remember Larry Johnson at Charlotte. But back in the day, Johnson was not only one of the best players in the nation for one of the best teams in NCAA history, he was also one of the most hated. Read More »

NBA / Aug 2, 2013 / 1:25 pm

The 5 Worst Ring Chasing Veterans In NBA History

Tracy McGrady, Kevin Willis, Clyde Drexler (photo. Instagram/kevinwillis42)

Some veteran players get angsty towards the end of their careers for the one thing that’s eluded them since they came into the league: a championship ring. Whether it’s the bad luck of suffering through a string of awful teams, or the ball not bouncing right in the postseason, some players just never get over that final hurdle for a Larry O’Brien trophy. That’s why some will go ring chasing. Read More »

NBA / Jul 23, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Happy Birthday, Gary Payton! His Top 5 Trash-Talking Moments

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Elected to the Basketball Hall Of Fame earlier this year, Gary Payton turned 45 years old today. Unbelievable. As a kid growing up in the Northwest, the Sonics of the Shawn Kemp/GP/George Karl era were my favorites for reasons I couldn’t have detailed at the time. But they played fast, Kemp was like a video game character come to life and Payton carried an attitude that was unmistakable, even at age 8. Too young to remember the Portland Trail Blazers’ glory years, the Sonics ran the Northwest as far as I was concerned. Payton was their ring leader and it’s obvious why. Read More »