Set for induction, Payton, King took path from basketball playground to Hall of Fame

Published September 07, 2013

| Associated Press

Gary Payton grew up on the West Coast and became a dominant defender. Bernard King got his start on the East Coast and developed into a great scorer.

They are two of a group of 12 being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Others include Louisville coach Rick Pitino and two former college coaches — Jerry Tarkanian and Guy Lewis. E.B. Henderson, who introduced basketball to African-American students in Washington, D.C., and four-time ABA All-Star Roger Brown will be enshrined posthumously.

Also being inducted are North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell, five-time WNBA All-Star Dawn Staley, former Knicks guard Richie Guerin, NBA deputy commissioner Russ Granik and Oscar Schmidt, who played in five Summer Olympics for Brazil.

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