10 Things You Don't Know About 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Gary Payton

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10 Things You Don't Know About 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Gary Payton
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Gary Payton is a deserving inductee in the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame, and he's been around for long enough that you probably know a lot about him. 

He played for the Seattle SuperSonics before bouncing around from team to team during the early 2000s. He was nicknamed "The Glove" thanks to his shut-down defensive abilities. He loved trash-talking and thrived as a do-it-all point guard who never backed down from the tough assignments. 

You probably didn't know that he averaged exactly 16.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game during his illustrious NBA career, but you likely could have guessed numbers that were in the right ballpark. 

Let's dig a little deeper and get to know Gary Payton on a level beyond what you typically hear. 

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