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Old 11-08-2006, 07:19 AM   #1
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Payton takes his shots at Schultz and Walker

By Percy Allen

Seattle Times staff reporter


MIAMI The door for Gary Payton's return to the Sonics is open now that the two people he feels are responsible for his abrupt departure are no longer with the franchise.

After Miami's 90-87 victory over the Sonics on Tuesday, Payton delivered a few parting shots to former principal owner Howard Schultz, who sold the Sonics to Clay Bennett, and former president and CEO Wally Walker, who resigned two week ago.

"I don't care much about them and I think the Seattle SuperSonics are finally going in the right direction," Payton said. "They did what they had to do and I'm glad they got people out of there that to me really didn't care about the team. People that did what they wanted to do.

"Now I hope they can get back to being a winning, championship team."


Payton said he's at peace with the Feb. 20, 2003, trade to Milwaukee that delivered Ray Allen to Seattle. However, he admitted he wanted to retire with the Sonics. After the trade, his career took several unexpected twists and turns.

He helped the Los Angeles Lakers to the 2004 NBA Finals and played a year in Boston before landing with Miami and winning his first championship last season.

And even though he's at peace with the trade, there's still some animosity among him, Walker and Schultz.

"Yeah, maybe. I was never thinking about going back there while they were there," he said. "Those guys, they don't have a sense of loyalty or a sense of respect for anybody. It wasn't like the Ackerleys [the Sonics' previous owners]. The Ackerleys were great. They respected me and I respected them. I was loyal to them. I came back. They asked me to. They gave me my respect or what I deserved. I played hard there for years and while the Ackerleys were there, they were the best owners I've ever had.

"I probably won't see them [Walker and Schultz] again in my life. It's one of those things. If I do, I'll keep it moving. It's just one of those things that just happened. It's over with now. I don't have to say nothing to them and they don't have to say nothing to me."


Payton was one of 16 players voted to the Sonics' 40th anniversary team and missed Sunday's celebration at KeyArena.

"I wish I could have been there," he said.
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Yeah

I agree with GP on all of this...I don't really like those guys either


It would be amazing to see GP back in Seattle though...But thats a long shot right now...

This is probably is last year...


But yeah, GP will always be remembered as a Sonic
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I agree with GP on all of this...I don't really like those guys either


It would be amazing to see GP back in Seattle though...But thats a long shot right now...

This is probably is last year...


But yeah, GP will always be remembered as a Sonic

the greatest sonic ever!!
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the greatest sonic ever!!
100% Agree

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