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GP feeling free, retirement plans 'kind of definite'

One of the loudest NBA stars ever is quietly riding into the sunset, writes J.A. Adande.

Originally Published: November 16, 2007
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

How is it possible that one of the loudest mouths to ever step onto an NBA court could walk away in silence?

Maybe it's because, for all of the talking Gary Payton did in his career, he never was talked about as much as a man who ranks 21st all time in points, sixth in assists, third in steals and eighth in games played should have been. Although he hasn't quite sailed off into the sunset yet, he's at the dock with the ropes untied, easing into retirement and sounding unlikely to ...

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