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Gary Payton

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Five takeaways from the Clippers' 97-95 loss to the Mavericks

Los Angeles Times
5. Paul Pierce played in his 18th game of the season, putting him in a good spot in the NBA's history books. Pierce now has played in 1,336 games over his 19 years in the league, moving him past Gary Payton (1,335) for No. 15 on the NBA's all-time ...

1996 NBA Defensive Player Winner Gary Payton News

Shaq has 'great emotions' before Lakers unveil statue

Press-Enterprise
Then at 4 p.m., numerous Lakers guests — including a former coach (Phil Jackson), a former executive (Jerry West), a Hall of Fame center (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and former teammates (Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Rick Fox, Gary Payton, Devean George, ...

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Three Dragons are better than none

Sonics Rising (blog)
When Patrick Ewing's Knicks played against my Sonics I booed him, but when he was traded to the Sonics and played next to Gary Payton I cheered for him. When Gary Payton was traded for Ray Allen my heart was broken but I never booed Ray because he ...

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Bronze-medal run a gold-medal example of Rudy Tomjanovich's coaching acumen

NBA.com
If the "Dream Team" had been there, Rudy Tomjanovich would have gone home with a gold medal. If the "Dream Team" -- Grant Hill, Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway and the rest of the big-name NBA stars at the time -- had been there, the outcome would have ...

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