Category: Gary Payton

George Karl Touts Gary Payton’s Competitive Nature in a Surprise On-Air Reunion

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Gary Payton has been announced as one of the inductees to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The nine-time All-Star, who played most of his career for the Seattle SuperSonics, finished with nearly 22,000 points, nearly 9,000 assists and more than 2,400 steals. But former coach George Karl, who surprises Payton ...

John Wall: Despite Slow Start, Wizards Hope to Make Statement to End Season

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

The Washington Wizards began their season by winning just three games before Christmas, though it's no secret that not having point guard John Wall played an enormous factor in that skid. Wall is back now and it's no surprise now, either, that the team is in a much better spot. ...

Gary Payton Believes Lakers May Have Made A Mistake By Not Hiring Phil Jackson Again

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

It's been a turbulent few days in Los Angeles. The Lakers fired Mike Brown after coaching only five games this season and his team sporting a 1-4 start out of the gate. Dwight Howard wasn't 100 percent yet this season and Steve Nash went down with an injury, but none ...

Gary Payton on Helping Bring NBA Team Back to Seattle: “I’m going to try to be involved as much as possible.”

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

It's a big day in the city of Seattle. There will be a large rally in the Emerald City to show support and grow momentum for the proposed plan to bring professional basketball back to the city. Of course, with the Oklahoma City Thunder on center stage in this year's ...

Oregon State Pulls Off Monumental Upset of Top-Seeded Washington in the Pac-12 Tournament

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Craig Robinson knew his Oregon State team had the potential to make some noise at the Pac-12 tournament. The Beavers went out and did just that on Thursday. Oregon State, the No. 9 seed in the bracket, took down top-seeded Washington 86-84 in the quarterfinals, but you might not have ...

Carl Landry Says Talking Trash Is Just Part of the Game

Friday, November 12th, 2010

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, trash talking in the NBA was considered an art, and Michael Jordan was the king of the castle.  Throughout his career, Jordan craved a psychological edge, and talking trash was his way to demoralize an opponent.  What better way to degrade an opponent by winning ...

Gary Payton Doing What He Does

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Gary Payton has put down the glove and picked up the microphone.  I suppose it was a natural progression for a guy who would not stop yapping on the basketball court - a grade A trash talker.  He's developed a fantastic chemistry providing analysis with Ahmad Rashad and Chris Webber ...