Gary Payton is a popular and a well-known former American professional basketball player. He is well known as ‘The Glove’ due to his outstanding defensive ability which he has. During his career, he had been a nine-time NBA All-Star in the point guard position becoming the only point guard who was won NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Gary Payton in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Gary Payton was born on 23rd July in the year 1968 in Oakland, California in which his full birth name was known as Gary Dwayne Payton. He has an African-American ethnicity coupled with American nationality. He was born to his parents known as Annie and Al Payton. He developed much of his interest in his childhood.
He joined Skyline High School located in Oakland, California after which he then went to the Oregon State University. While playing in his college basketball, he was featured in one of the covers of the Sports Illustrated magazine in which he was the nation’s best college basketball player.
Gary Payton previously tied knots with Monique James in the year 1997 with whom they have three children known as Raquel, Gary II, and Julian. They later separated in the year 2012 after which he got into a relationship with LisaRaye McCoy whom he had a son known as Gary Payton Jr. Currently, he is said to be single.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Gary Payton commenced his professional career in playing basketball in the year 1990 and ended his professional career by retiring in the year 2007. Gary Payton commenced playing his professional basketball after being chosen by the Seattle SuperSonics on the 1990 NBA draft. While commencing his career, he had many struggles in having outstanding performance though he later proved to be one of the best point guards after some time. Following his hard work, he later won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in the year 1996.
He then later got traded to Milwaukee Bucks in the 2002/2003 season on the trade deadline. He was then later signed to the Los Angeles Lakers in the year 2003 after which he was then signed to the Boston Celtics. In the year 2005, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks after which he was then released after a short period of time to move back to the Celtics as a free agent. In September 2005 he got a one-year contract that was worth $1.1 million with the Miami Heat in which he won his first NBA title. His contract was extended into one more year in 2006 with Miami worth $1.2 million. He has won several awards following his outstanding performance.
Net Worth & Earnings
Gary Payton has an estimated net worth of $140 million. This comes from the fortunes he made from his professional career which was playing basketball. He worked with several basketball teams which he got much of his earning through playing for the Seattle SuperSonics. In addition to this, he also got more earnings through playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks.
After completing his professional career, Gary Payton has had television appearance playing the role of a Studio Analyst in the NBA television. He is also involved in charity as well as in community involvement through which he set the Gary Payton Foundation.