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NBA x TAB ‘Gary Payton’s Block Party’


Jay Mijares
Jay Mijares
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The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Tabcorp (TAB), have joined forces to host the “Gary Payton’s Block Party,” a free fan event celebrating basketball and the NBA on Saturday, the 23rd of March in Sydney, Australia.

Headlined by NBA champion and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton, the block party presented by TAB will take over Magic’s sports bar at Hotel Steyne on Manly Beach and feature a viewing party to watch the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN, fan meet-and-greets and Q&A sessions with Payton, photo opportunities with the Larry O’Brien Trophy, appearances by local personalities, NBA merchandise giveaways, and more.

Nicknamed “The Glove” for his defensive prowess, Payton had a storied NBA career spanning 17 seasons, winning an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat in 2006 and being named NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1996, to go along with nine NBA All-Star selections and nine NBA All-Defensive First Team selections. Payton was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

Gary Payton's Block Party, NBA x TAB ‘Gary Payton’s Block Party’

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