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  1. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ensemble teams never work. Right? We know this. We learned this. Karl Malone, Gary Payton and the 2004 Lakers taught us this. The Miami Heat taught us this. The Boston Celtics ... oh wait. The Heat won a title. And, of course, so did the Celtics. Wel...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  2. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Webber says he's doing what he can to keep the Kings in Sacramento, in no small part so he doesn't become, like Gary Payton, a guy who has no arena where his jersey can hang in retirement. Meanwhile, the Kings coverage today could hardly be any...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  3. What is that in Gary Payton's living room?

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott I'm going with video poker machine, but you be the judge. And if you're wondering why, my guess would be: Because the house never loses, and Gary Payton loves to win....

    Blog | December 16, 2009
  4. Gary Payton, Still Fighting for Seattle

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Robinson of Save Our Sonics has been the voice of fans of Seattle basketball. Over the weekend, Robinson posted this on his blog at I want to thank Gary and Monique Payton for so graciously allowing us into their home today....

    Blog | September 14, 2009
  5. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A classic tale of a sportswriter almost coming to blows with Gary Payton. Seattle Post-Intelligencer columnist Jim Moore says it all started when he wanted to talk to the Sonics' hero about being hospitalized for intravenous fluids after a playof...

    Blog | March 17, 2009
  6. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Dwyane Wade broke the Bulls' hearts. Trevor Ariza almost broke Rudy Fernandez's frame. And the NBA isn't nearly as broken as the Wall Street Journal believes. Break the seal on the TrueHoop Network. Matt McHale of By the Horns: &qu...

    Blog | March 10, 2009
  7. Your Nightmare Defender: Alvin Robertson Edition

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Something curious happened as we made the rounds in Phoenix, asking current and former players about the guy they'd least like to see defending them in a life-or-death possession. Three different retired NB...

    Blog | February 15, 2009
  8. The Gary Payton of Poultry

    Henry Abbott

    Great little video....

    Blog | December 17, 2008
  9. Late Tuesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    About 3:30 into this video you can see Gary Payton get an unbelievable reception from the Save Our Sonics crowd.Tough Grizz. One of the best columns I have read in a while, about the man in the Grizzlies' mascot suit, who stared cancer in the eye and...

    Blog | June 24, 2008
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Percy Allen of The Seattle Times: "If this truly is the end for these Sonics in Seattle, then Gary Payton had to see it for himself. He couldn't miss this game. Not when all signs indicate that KeyArena -- the house that GP built -- will sit dark and...

    Blog | April 14, 2008
  11. The Video Doesn't Lie: Gary Payton Burns Bright

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Payton's basketball career is in the history books now, it seems. But no book can contain the emotion this man brought to the game. His character is just too hot for the printed page. To fully grasp Gary Payton, to me, you want to watch and list...

    Blog | November 16, 2007
  12. Everybody Has a Foundation, Right? Wrong

    Henry Abbott

    Researchers are studying athlete charities, and finding that there are not as many of them as you might think. Greg Bishop reports in the Seattle Times (forgive me, it's a few days old -- I'm still catching up) reports on the ongoing research of Mich...

    Blog | September 12, 2007
  13. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Pat Riley says Jason Williams will need several more weeks to recover from knee surgery. It's no secret Gary Payton is older than dirt. Which means the Heat really need a point guard. Ira Winderman also reports that Pat Riley sounds really interested...

    Blog | September 27, 2006
  14. Sam Cassell on the Stand in Toronto

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Caffey, Gary Payton, and Sam Cassell have had a little legal thing hanging over them for some time after some kind of altercation outside a Toronto strip club in April 2003. Yesterday, Cassell appeared as the only witness for the defense. Na...

    Blog | July 28, 2006
  15. Boxing Day Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Lamar Odom calls the older Gary Payton an extremely disrespectful young man: "I'm not going to repeat anything he said, but it's extremely disrespectful. It's dudes like that, that's why things happen off the court between players and their friends a...

    Blog | December 26, 2005
  16. Nate Robinson has a Blog

    Henry Abbott

    It's called the Gr8Life, and it seems pretty good. For instance, here's Robinson on Gary Payton: When he played for the Sonics, he used to sponsor our AAU team, the Gary Payton All-Stars. I was a sophomore at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle at t...

    Blog | December 02, 2005