Tuesday, September 20, 2005

NBA BUZZ

GARY PAYTON: IS HE THE BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE?

Let’s face it…………!

He Ranks 14th in NBA in Assists Per Game (6.1) and T-8th in Technical Fouls (14). Gary Payton is a true basketball player that could play in any era, in any city, in any playground or neighborhood.

He is one of the most confident players to ever play the game. Selected to the NBA All-Star Team seven straight seasons (1994-98, 2000-01) and was voted as a starter in 1997 and 1998.

He is just the eighth player in NBA history to compile 15,000 points, 6,000 assists and 1,000 steals.

Named All-NBA First-Team in 1998, 2000, All-NBA Second Team in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 and All-NBA Third Team in 2001.

Established the Gary Payton Foundation in October 1996 to help underprivileged children stay in school and to provide safe recreational havens.

Played basketball for USA in 1996 Olympic Games.

Starting all 50 games in 1999, Payton led the Sonics in scoring (21.7 ppg.), assists (8.7 apg.), steals (2.2 spg.) and three-pointers attempted (281) and ranked second on the team three-pointers made (83).

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Well if he signs with the Heat will he settle for the role of backup point guard for jason williams or third string point if Wade plays points this coming season.

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