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Updated: February 21, 2003, 2:54 PM ET
By By Terry Brown
Gary Payton has played in 999 games for the Seattle Sonics, scoring 18,207 points and handing out 7,384 assists while nabbing 2,107 steals and drilling 917 three-pointers.

Tonight, in familiar Key Arena in the only city he has ever known as home as a 13-year veteran of the National Basketball Association, he will watch and wait to play game No. 1,000 as a Milwaukee Buck.