Gary Payton

Basketball Player

Birthday July 23, 1968

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Oakland, CA

Age 55 years old

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NBA point guard known as "The Glove" who starred for the Seattle SuperSonics from 1990 to 2003. He was named to nine NBA All-Star games and was a 2-time All-NBA First Team selection.

Before Fame

Set Oregon State school records in points, field goals, three pointers, assists, and steals.


After his time with Seattle, he played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Boston Celtics before joining the Miami Heat in 2005 and winning his first and only NBA Championship with the team in 2006.

Family Life

Married childhood sweetheart Monique James on July 26, 1997. He has three sons: Julian, Gary Jr., and Gary II, who plays basketball for the Milwaukee Bucks. He also has a daughter named Raquel.

Associated With

He and Shawn Kemp made up an entertaining duo on the SuperSonics for a number of years.