Gary Payton is best known for his 13 year tenure with the Seattle SuperSonics. He has also played with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.
They entered the NBA in 1967.
in the year 1978
The Seattle Supersonics (1967-2008) won the NBA Championship in 1979 (1978-1979 season). They defeated the Washington Bullets in 5 games in the championship series, ending June 1, 1979.
Rashard Lewis was selected as the third pick in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft, by the Seattle SuperSonics.
You mean the Oklahoma City Thunder? (after the '07-'08 season, the team relocated) As the Seattle Supersonics, the team went 22-60 during their final season. Their first year as the Oklahoma City Thunder resulted in a 23 win- 59 loss record.
Through the 2007-08 season, the Supersonics have played in three NBA finals: 1978 - lost to the Washington Bullets 1979 - defeated the Washington Bullets 1996 - lost to the Chicago Bulls
Moved to Oklahoma City in 2008, but were known as the Seattle Supersonics for over 30 years before that (including a championship in 1979).
I met a guy by that name who said that he played for the Sonics last year. I haven't confirmed it and honestly am sort of doubtful.
This season (2009-2010) is the Oklahoma City Thunder's second season as a team since relocating from Seattle as the SuperSonics after the 2007-2008 season.
Payton is 16 [year 2012] but she is turning 17 this November
Walter Payton was elected in 1993.