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Former NBA great Gary Payton, will hold a basketball camp Thursday, at Lake Roosevelt High School gym.

The sports action will be mixed with a Payton message on life skills and how to build a productive life.

The event is being put on by the Colville Tribes and is open to children in two age categories, 5-12, and 13-18. Tribal members will receive preference, and the event that begins at 9 a.m. will last until 4 p.m.

Payton was a 13-year point guard for the Seattle Supersonics and also played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat.

He was known as “The Glove” for his defensive play and was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2013.

Since his retirement, Payton has held numerous clinics, with the special emphasis on life skills and how to build your life so you can make positive contributions to your community.

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