Gary Payton Bio

(Professional Basketball Player)

Relationship Facts of Gary Payton

  • Gary Payton is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Reflecting on a personal life of Gary Payton, he was previously married to Monique James. They got into a married relationship on 26 July 1997 and have been blessed with three children, Raquel, Julian, and Gary II.

After living for several years happily they got separated in 2012. He was also in a relationship with LisaRaye McCoy in the past. He has also another son whom he named Gary Payton Jr.

Talking about a present relationship status of Gary Payton, he is possibly single. There isn’t any solid proof which leads to his remarried lifestyle.

Who is Gary Payton?

Tall and handsome Gary Payton is a well-known former American professional basketball player. He is nicknamed as the ‘The Glove’ for his excellent defensive ability. He was a nine-time NBA All-Star who plays the point guard position. He has become the only point guard that has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality

Former American professional basketball player Gary Payton was born in Oakland, California. He was born on 23 July 1968. He is of African American ethnicity and has an American nationality.

His birth name is Gary Dwayne Payton. He is the son of Al and Annie Payton. Since childhood, Payton had built up a strong interest towards basketball.

Gary Payton: Education, School/College University

He studied at Skyline High School in Oakland, California and attended Oregon State University. On 5 March 1990, he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine as the nation’s best college basketball player.

Gary Payton: Professional Life and Career

Gary Payton has been playing basketball since 1990 and he retired in 2007.  He started playing basketball professionally after being selected by Seattle SuperSonics in the 1990 NBA draft.

He struggled in the beginning of his career journey but later proved himself as one of the best point guards. He won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1996. He was traded Milwaukee Bucks during 2002-03 season trade deadline. In 2003, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers but he was soon traded to Boston Celtics. On 24 February 2005, he was traded to Atlanta Hawks but he was immediately released from the team and re-joined the Celtics as a free agent. On 22 September 2005, he signed a one-year contract worth $1.1 million with Miami Heat where he had won his first NBA title.

Gary Payton
Caption: Gary Payton (Source: Sportscasting)

On 6 September 2006, Payton signed a one-year contract extension worth $1.2 million with the defending champion Miami Heat. He retired from playing professional NBA after his completion of tenure with the Heat. He was also a gold medal-winning team in 1996 and 2000 U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Team.

Gary Payton: Net Worth($130 million ), Income, Salary

He has a net worth of $130 million but his salary is not revealed yet.

Gary Payton: Rumor and Controversy/Scandal

Unlike other players, he has neither been into any rumor nor controversy sufferings in his life.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Gary Payton has a height of 6 feet 4 inches. His body weighs 82 kg. Gary has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Gary Payton is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He has more than 6.5k followers on Twitter and 177.2k followers on Facebook. He has more than 349k followers on Instagram.

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