Gary Dwayne Payton is an American former professional basketball player. His career with Seattle SuperSonic is around 13 years. Due to his excellent defense, he got a nickname, The Glove. Gary Payton Net Worth today is around $130 million.
Born in 1968, young Payton has showed his passion and potential when he still attended college in Oregon State University. In this school, he even became one of the most decorated basketball players in the his school. When he graduated from OSU, he was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics as the 2nd overall pick in the first round of the 1990 NBA Draft.In fact, Seattle didn’t choose the wrong one. Ever since, Gary was so loyal to the team and played for them almost two-decade of his career in NBA. Don’t you know? Gary Payton became the only point guard who ever received an NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Beside spending 13 years with Seattle, Gary also played for some other Basket ball team. They included Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. And you might know that he was also called “The Mouth”. It was due to his excessive trash-talking on the court.
His talent and performance has wowed many American people. As you see, he was selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for nine times. This was an NBA record he ever shares with Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant. He was involved as a member of a nine-time NBA All-Star. And Gary Payton only won one NBA championship with Miami.
The Source of Gary Payton Net Worth
Gary Payton could be said as one of the richest Basket ball player in America. His most income was from his career as world class player. After spending many years in Basketball, he could earn a lot of income and sponsorship. He also appear in some movies and TV show. And currently, he still got income as an analyst for NBA TV, Fox Sport