The Glove gives his flowers to son Gary Payton II in light of his sensational dunk on Kelly Oubre Jr. Payton II had a great night on both ends of the floor.
Payton II’s performance tonight against the Hornets brought him the attention of the Warriors bigwigs such as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Steve Kerr. The Warriors guard had 14-points, 5-rebounds, and 3-steals during the seventeen minutes he played.
However, the highlight of his game was his sensational dunk on Kelly Oubre Jr. The former G-league champion even had an alley-oop dunk via Stephen Curry. Payton II got an ovation from the fans at Chase Center with announcers, stating that he changed the game against the Hornets.
Payton II had some crucial rebounds and steals, displaying his versatility as a player. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr stated that the 28-year old would be in rotation on a nightly basis.
Gary Payton, aka The Glove, expressed his proud moment as a parent on Twitter. Payton Sr applauded his son for the hard work and dedication showcased tonight against the Hornets.
Gary Payton, aka The Glove, applauds his son for his noteworthy cameo for the Warriors
The Glove was one of the greatest defenders in the NBA. Payton Sr was one of the few players who could give Michael Jordan a tough time in the latter’s prime. The former DPOY’s performance in the 1996 NBA Finals is evidence of that.
Michael Jordan, 1996 NBA Finals:
First 3 games: 31.0 PPG, 5.0 APG, 46.0 FG %, 50.0 3-PT %
Last 3 games: 23.7 PPG, 3.3 APG, 36.7 FG %, 11.1 3-PT %
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) May 11, 2020
Thus Payton II’s performance against the Hornets on both ends had his father proud. Warriors star Klay Thompson tweeted that he could watch Payton II play defense all night long.
— GARY PAYTON (@GaryPayton) November 4, 2021
The Twitter universe had some words of praise for the father-son duo as well.
I love to watch him play – he’s a natural fit and his energy is Hoping to see more minutes and more headlines!
— Embassy of Stephistan (@JayCueAnimal) November 4, 2021
Seeing one of my all time favs just being a proud dad is just awesome. Kid must of got his hops from his mama though…lol
— Hollywood SmokeHogan (@DutchbeetzJason) November 4, 2021
The Glove has spoken and the mitten is only just starting.
— Jcell (@Jcell29) November 4, 2021
I think GP2 wants to be called “Young Glove”
— (@evansfelicia06) November 4, 2021
Like father, like son
— G BEEZY (@GBEEZY951) November 4, 2021