Gary Payton Named Torchlight Parade Grand Marshal

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(Photo by: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

(CBS Seattle) — Former Sonics player Gary Payton has been named the 2013 Seafair Torchlight Parade Grand Marshal, according to KIRO TV.

Payton tells KIRO TV he’s honored. “Seattle has always been a great city to me.”

Payton is the Sonics’ all-time leader in points, games, minutes played, field goals, field goal attempts, 3-point attempts, assists and steals and he was voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in April. He’s also been dedicated to bringing the Sonics back to Seattle.

The Torchlight Parade is June 27.

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