Gary Payton is a former American basketball player and here is more about his net worth, salary, records, and endorsements
Gary Payton is a former NBA player who is best known for his playing stint with the Seattle Supersonics (later Oklahoma City Thunder). Let’s know more about his life, career, net worth, and so forth
Gary Payton Facts
|Birth Place||Oakland, California|
|Father’s Name||Al Payton|
|Mother’s Name||Annie Payton|
|College||Oregon State University (1986-1990)|
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Date of Birth||July 23, 1968|
|Height (ft)||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight (kg)||86 kg (190 lbs)|
|NBA Draft Year||1990|
|NBA Draft Pick||Round 1/ Pick: 2nd overall|
|Teams||Seattle SuperSonics (1990–2003) |
Milwaukee Bucks (2003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2003–2004)
Boston Celtics (2004–2005)
Miami Heat (2005–2007)
|Wife/Girlfriend||Monique James (m. 1997-2012)|
|Children||Gary Payton II, Julian Payton, Raquel Payton|
Gary Dwayne Payton Sr. was the 1990, Round 1, 2nd overall draft pick by the Seattle Supersonics (later Oklahoma City Thunder).
Payton used to play in the position of Point guard and he is best remembered for his matchup against Michael Jordan in the 1996 NBA Finals.
Payton is also the 2006 NBA Champion and the 1996 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Also, he has been named two times to the All-NBA First Team (1998, 2000).
A 9-times NBA All-Star, Payton enjoys the famous nickname, “The Glove”, for his phenomenal defensive abilities. Throughout his NBA career, Payton played in five different NBA teams, namely the Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and the Miami Heat.
Furthermore, for his legendary NBA career, Payton was later inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Gary Payton Statistics
|Points||21,813 (16.3 ppg)|
|Rebounds||5,269 (3.9 rpg)|
|Assists||8,966 (6.7 apg)|
Gary Payton Achievements
- NBA champion (2006)
- 9× NBA All-Star (1994–1998, 2000–2003)
- 2× All-NBA First Team (1998, 2000)
- 5× All-NBA Second Team (1995–1997, 1999, 2002)
- 2× All-NBA Third Team (1994, 2001)
- NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1996)
- 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1994–2002)
- NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1991)
- NBA steals leader (1996)
- Consensus first-team All-American (1990)
- Pac-10 Player of the Year (1990)
- No. 20 retired by Oregon State Beavers
- USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1999)
- Olympic gold at 1996 Atlanta Olympics and 2000 Sydney Olympics
Gary Payton Net Worth and Salary
According to sources, Payton is reported to have a net worth of $50 million as of 2022. Most of his net worth is acquired from his salary and endorsements.
According to hoopshype, Payton earned around $105 million ($160 million after inflation adjustment) in salary during his 17-year NBA career and has made millions more from several endorsements and other gigs.
Notably, in his last NBA season with the Miami Heat, Payton earned an annual salary of $1.2 million (1.5 million after inflation adjustment)
Gary Payton Personal Life
Born in Oakland, California, Payton is the son of Al Payton and Annie Payton. Further, he has two siblings named Brandon Payton and Sharon Payton.
On July 26, 1997, Payton married Monique James. However, Payton and Monique got divorced in 2012. Moreover, the reason for the divorce is unknown.
Subsequently, Payton has three children named Gary Payton II, Julian Payton, and Raquel Payton. Interestingly, Gary Payton II is also an NBA player and has played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, and Golden State Warriors.
Gary Payton Endorsements
There is no information available about Payton’s endorsement deals. However, Payton has his own line of clothing named ‘Glove Wear.’
Payton has made appearances in many movies. He appeared in movies like White Men Can’t Jump, Eddie, Like Mike, The Lego Movie 2, and has also performed a vocal role in the 1999 comedy film, The Breaks. It can be assumed that Payton has earned a significant amount of money from these movie deals.
FAQs about Gary Payton
|What is the age of Gary Payton?|
|Gary Payton is 53 years old and he was born on July 23, 1968.|
|What is the net worth of Gary Payton?|
|Gary Payton has a net worth of $50 million.|
|Where was Gary Payton born?|
|Gary Payton was born in Oakland, California.|
|Who is the wife of Gary Payton?|
|Gary Payton was married to Monique James from 1997 to 2012.|
|In which year was Gary Payton drafted?|
|Gary Payton was drafted in the year 1990/ Round 1/ Pick: 2nd overall|
|In what position did Gary Payton play?|
|Gary Payton played in the position of Point guard.|
|How many NBA Championship did Gary Payton win?|
|Gary Payton has won the 2006 NBA Championship.|
|What is the nickname of Gary Payton?|
|Gary Payton has the nickname of ‘The Glove.’|
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