Former basketball player Gary Payton, who was one of the best defenders of the time. Gary Payton’s net worth has grown steadily since 1990. How much money does Gary Payton make during a successful basketball career?
Gary Payton Net Worth
The net worth of Gary Payton is currently about 130 million dollars. He was able to complete a deal worth $80 million with the SuperSonics in his sixth year in the NBA. Even today, Payton still earns the big money at Fox Sports 1 as an NBA commentator.
|Birthday||July 23, 1968|
|Birthplace||Oakland, California, USA|
|Height||6′ 4″ – 1.93 m|
|Net worth||130 million
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|Profession||Former Professional Basketball Player|
Gary Dwayne Payton was born on July 23, 1968 in Oakland, California, where he started playing basketball at the Skyline School. He and former NBA basketball player Greg Foster played together in high school. Later, he attended Oregon State University. On March 5, 1990, he appeared on the cover of one of the country’s most respected magazine, Sports Illustrated, as a college player of the year. Payton was selected by Seattle Super Sonics in the 1990s NBA draft. He played for Sonics nearly 13 years. He is sometimes called “The Glove.” During his 17-year career, also he played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat.
After his NBA career, Payton began his career as a basketball commentator and he is currently working for FoxSports 1.
Gary Payton played with several NBA stars such as Shawn Kemp, Karl Malone, Jason Kidd, Ray Allen, Horace Grant, Rashard Lewis, Alonzo Mourning, Derek Fisher, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’Neal.