Gary Payton on Hall, Sonics, Trash Talking

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Gary Payton on Hall, Sonics, Trash Talking
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This could end up being a big year for Gary Payton, who retired from the NBA in 2007 after an 18-year career in Seattle, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Boston and Miami. Earlier this month, Payton was named among the 2013 nominees for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He will find out next month if he is a finalist, and the class will be announced in April. Almost as significant for Payton as making the Hall of Fame is the possibility of seeing his No. 20 Seattle SuperSonics jersey hanging from the rafters of Key Arena later this year if the Sacramento Kings end up moving to Seattle.

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