March 19, 2013
Gary Payton - Hard to pinpoint exactly what he does, but appears at many charity events, and is really pushing for the NBA's return to Seattle in some untitleable capacity.
April 19, 2011
Gary Payton - Payton was removed from TNT's coverage after only one year. He now mixes up his time campaigning for an NBA return to Seattle, working out prospects, and talking.
August 12, 2010
After the Jones buyout came their renouncements. With the team option on Mario Chalmers exercised, the team promptly renounced everyone other than Dwyane Wade [sic] and Joel Anthony. This meant that 10 free agents from the previous season were renounced; Jermaine O'Neal, Quentin Richardson, Udonis Haslem, Dorell Wright, Yakhouba Diawara, Rafer Alston, Carlos Arroyo, Jamaal Magloire, Shavlik Randolph and Kenny Hasbrouck. Some free agents from previous seasons were also still clogging up cap space; namely, Alonzo Mourning, Steve Smith, John Wallace, Wang Zhi Zhi, Gary Payton, Bimbo Coles, Christian Laettner, and Shandon Anderson. In total, before these renouncements took place, Miami's free agent cap holds amounted to a total of $88,184,132, $24,166,800 alone was for Jermaine O'Neal.
April 13, 2010
- Gary Payton
Payton was replaced on NBA on TNT and NBA TV broadcasts this summer by Kevin McHale, because, well, he was a bit unintelligible. So unintelligible that he spawned a range of Youtube videos in his honour.
Payton now does some work for Betflix, providing opinions and insight and stuff.