Gary Payton II.

NBA legend Gary Payton is watching his son closely during Houston Rockets' training camp

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NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton is remembered as one of the finest point guards to ever play the game.

After securing his one and only NBA title in the 16th year of his 17 seasons in the league, The Glove put the finishing touch on a glittering career.

However, his son, Gary Payton II, is in the spotlight now.

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After going undrafted this summer, the point guard was picked up by the Houston Rockets to play on their Summer League team.

Then, back in June, he officially signed a three-year deal with the Texas-based franchise and it was announced on September 23 that he would be a part of their 18-man training camp roster for the upcoming season.

Of course, his famous dad could not resist checking in on his son and has stopped by the Toyota Center already.

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"He popped up on me yesterday," Payton II said. "That was the first time I'd seen or talked to him in a couple days. It's good to see him. We'll have dinner tonight, catch up. I'm used to it. He told me he has floor seats this season so nothing changed on his part."

The Oregon State-product has a lot to live up to, especially carrying his father's name. After going undrafted, he should be extra motivated to show the world what he can do, which, during college, was showcased in averages of 16.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.5 steals a game.

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