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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 is possibly single.

Relationship Facts of Gary Payton

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

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Reflecting on the 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 Lisa Raye McCoy in the past. He has also another son whom he named Gary Payton Jr.

Talking about the present relationship status of Gary Payton, he is currently assumed to be single.

Relationship Timeline

Relationship TypeTotalTime Duration
Married138 years, 7 months

Gary Payton: Biography in Details

Who is Gary Payton?

Gary Payton is a well-known former American professional basketball player. Payton is nicknamed 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.

Gary Payton: Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality, Education

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 in basketball.

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, 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 at the beginning of his career journey but later proved himself as one of the best point guards. Gary Payton won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1996.

He was traded Milwaukee Bucks during the 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.

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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 the completion of his tenure with the Heat. He was also a gold medal-winning team in the 1996 and 2000 U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Teams.

Gary Payton: Net Worth($50 million ), Income, Salary

Gary Payton has a net worth of $50 million as of 2022, but his salary is not revealed yet.

Gary Payton: Rumor, Controversy/Scandal

Unlike other players, he has neither been into any rumors 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

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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