|Real Name/Full Name||Gary Dwayne Payton Sr.|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Gary Payton|
|Birth Place:||Oakland, California|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||23 July 1968|
|Age/How Old:||54 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 86 Kg
In Pounds – 190 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father –Al Payton
Mother –Annie Payton
|School:||Skyline High School|
|College:||Oregon State University|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Monique James|
|Kids/Children Name:||Julian, Raquel, Gary Payton Jr., and Gary II.|
|Profession:||Former professional basketball player|
|Net Worth:||$55 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2023|
Sports is fun but at the same time, you can never get to your best without much sacrifice, practice, and endurance. Gary Payton is where he is today because he was able to ensure all this. He knew what he wanted to be in life and he made sure that he gave his best to achieve his goals.
Today, he is a famous former professional basketball player whose position was the point guard. He worked with Seattle SuperSonics for 13 good years. He holds Seattle franchise records in assists, points and steals. He was also part of the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Mliwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics.
Well, how well do you know about Gary Payton? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Gary Payton’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Gary Payton to date.
Biography and Early Life
It was on 23 July 1968 that Gary Payton was born with the names Gary Dwayne Payton Jr. to Al and Annie Payton. He was born in Oakland, California in the United States which makes him American by birth. Gary is of African-American ethnicity. He loved basketball since he was a young boy and although he never thought that he would one day make it his career, he practiced it as a hobby. There is no information of whether he was the only son of Al and Annie Payton or he had siblings. He spent much of his childhood in Oakland, California.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Gary Payton in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Gary Payton’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 1st April 2023 having been born on 23 July 1968. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 190 lbs in Pound and 86kg in Kilograms.
Education is a basic need for any child and it was not different with Gary Payton when he was growing up. When he became of age, his parents enrolled him to Skyline High School which is located in Oakland, California. After graduating from high school, he joined Oregon State University where he continued with his hobby of playing basketball. But at this time, he had started taking it more serious which led to him being featured on Sports Illustrated magazine Cover as best college basketball player in the country.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Unfortunately, his love story has not been very interesting. On 26th July in 1996, he got married to Monique James. Everything was going on well and the couple even got blessed with three kids named Julian, Raquel and Gary II. However, things started going wrong and in 2012, they decided to go their separate ways.
Before meeting Monique, he also dated Lisa Raye McCoy, but their story didn’t go well and they, therefore, decided to call it quits after some time. Gary is a father of four as he has another son with another woman whose name is not mentioned. The boy’s name is Gary Payton Jr. After he parted ways with his wife, it is not clear whether he got into another relationship or not, and therefore, he is currently assumed to be single.
Is Gary Payton Gay?
Gary Payton might not be very lucky in love, but one thing that is for sure is that he is straight as far as his sexual orientation is concerned. His marriage to his wife Monique for more than 10 years is enough to prove that he only has eyes for women.
Gary Payton got interested in basketball and started playing in 1990. His professional career however started after the Seattle SuperSonics selected him in the 1990 NBA Draft. Although the beginning of his career was not a smooth journey, with hard work and intense practice, he was able to prove himself as a good point guard. He actually became one of the best.
During his basketball career, he has won many awards including the 1996 NBA Defensive of the Year Award. He has also worked with different teams including Milwaukee Bucks during 2002-2003. Om 2003, he joined Los Angeles Lakers but remained there for a short time and later decided to join the Boston Celtics.
He was later traded on the 24th of February 2005 to Atlanta Hawks. Unfortunately, he immediately got released from the team and therefore went back to the Celtics but this time he was a free agent. He retired from his career in 2007.
Gary’s professional career as a basketball player has been full of different awards and recognition. The first was in 1990 when he was declared the best basketball college player in the country. In 1990, he received Pac-10 Player of the Year Award among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Gary Payton in 2023
He has not only earned a name for himself as a famous basketball player but also great wealth. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at $55 million. He has earned all his wealth from his career as a basketball player.
Although Gary Payton is now a retired basketball player, his fame lives on many years after his retirement. This is because he also gave his best and was focused on winning medals for every team he joined which he did.