Difference Maker Gary Payton II

Airdate: December 2023

As the son of a legendary Hall of Fame NBA player, you might assume the good life would be a slam dunk for Gary Payton II. Yet, in grade school Payton struggled, his self-esteem plummeted, as he began to believe he didn’t measure up to his peers. Then came his dyslexia diagnosis. It was the answer he needed, and the fuel that sparked his competitive fire to press through school, up his game on the court, and fight through athletic disappointments before finally getting to shine on the biggest stage: the NBA finals. And after reaching the top, Payton was intentional about not forgetting his journey. He reaches back to help youngsters like he was fastbreak to their own shining moments.