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Posted April 8, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

The Glove: Gary Payton Going to Hall of Fame!

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eattle SuperSonics Legend Gary Payton AKA “The Glove” will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with an announcement before the NCAA National Championship tonight! Payton picked up the nickname back in 1993 when his cousin called him during the Western Conference Finals (against the Phoenix Suns) and said “you’re holding Kevin Johnson like a baseball in a glove.” He sure did glove a lot of players in the NBA, and made certain his number would be retired in Seattle upon the switch to Oklahoma City (Thunder)! Payton is a nine-time all-star, nine-time All-NBA team member, and was selected to NBA All-Defensive first team a record nine times (tied with MJ, KG, and Kobe)! He also currently has the fourth highest total for steals over his career! He did finally win a chip with the Miami Heat in 2006 (with Shaq and Wade); he also will become the only former Heat player selected to the Hall! Payton will join the 2013 HOF class for the induction ceremony in September! S/O to Heavy Hitter’s own @GlobalVitoHH!!!

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