On this day: July 23

POSTED: 05:00 PM PDT Jul 22, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 22, 2016 

Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.

OTD July 23 - Gary Payton
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1968: Gary Payton, widely considered one of the greatest point guards to ever play in the NBA, is born in Oakland, California. Payton is best known for his 13-year tenure with the Seattle SuperSonics, but also played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, the last with whom he won an NBA Championship in 2006. The nine-time NBA All-Star won NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1996 and was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.


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