July 22nd, 2011 by John K.
The man known as ‘The Glove’ had an arsenal of weapons that he shrewdly employed during his career, but it’s his loudmouth trash-talking that most player might remember him for. Even in our image above, you see Gary about to mutter something (looks like it starts with the letter F) to Michael Jordan, when the Sonics reached the NBA Finals and defeated the Bulls twice before eventually losing the series. Throughout Gary Payton’s career, he’s always been decked out in some great Nike Basketball shoes as well as Air Jordan PEs (you might recall him being featured in a commercial for the Air Jordan XIX). His ‘Glove’ signature line is widely acclaimed and fans are dying for a Retro release, but until that happens, check out Payton’s greatest sneaker moments below, which include the Air Jordan XII PE, various sig shoe PEs, and the Nike Zoom Ultraflight, and head to Complex for the entire feature.
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May 11th, 2011 by John K.
During the earlier part of the last decade, Gary Payton joined forces with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’neal (bringing Karl Malone along the way) to form a super-group of NBA All-Stars in an effort to win an NBA championship. It wasn’t exactly a glove-like fit, because the Lakers stumbled in the NBA Finals, losing to the Detroit Pistons in five games. Gary Payton was in fact a Jordan Brand athlete toward the latter end of his career, and Sneaker News already gave you a look at some of his Jordan Brand PEs, like the Air Jordan XIX, Jordan Team Flow, and even the ‘Home’ colorway of the Air Jordan XII, but here’s a look at the ‘Away’, which features a black leather upper, yellow mudguard, and Payton’s insignia stitched on the outer heels of the shoe. The bidding wars have already begun for this rare Air Jordan collectible so take a look at the images below and check out the auction from the.warehouse on eBay.
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