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Gary Payton Sr. meet and greet in Richmond

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:54 PDT, Tue March 14, 2023

Last Updated: 11:06 PDT, Tue March 14, 2023

NBA and Microsoft Surface are giving Canadian basketball fans a once in a lifetime chance to meet NBA legend, Gary Payton. Payton, considered to be one of the most talented point guards to ever play in the NBA, will visit the Best Buy store in Richmond, on March 18, at 2 p.m. This meet and greet will also be broadcasted live at 30 Best Buy stores across the country. Along with Gary Payton, it will feature mixed-media designer Will Selviz, who will be doing a live digital design session on-site.

Apart from the chance to meet Gary Payton and Will Selviz, visitors to the Best Buy Richmond store on that day will also be treated to an in-store only offer to buy a Surface Pro 9 and get a Pro Signature keyboard.

This event is the opportunity to see the magic in combining basketball and digital art. By bringing NBA superstars and digital artists, like Gary Payton and Will Selviz together, it aims to draw all Canadian fans and artists into the digital content space and encourage them to explore the possibilities of technology in bringing ideas and stories to life.

Gary Payton, nicknamed “the Glove” for his tenacious defence, began his illustrious career with Seattle SuperSonics. He would go on to achieve success and become defensive player of the year, a nine-time NBA All-Stars, and NBA Champion.

Over the past three NBA seasons, NBA Creators presented by Microsoft Surface has been supporting and elevating Canadian artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic or Latinx (BIPOC). It aims to increase exposure of Canadian illustrators and graphic designers by leveraging various NBA and Microsoft platforms to highlight the art and stories of these artists and elevate the work created on their Microsoft Surface devices.

The NBA Creators event is a unique chance for you to see Gary Payton and Will Selviz, as well as to learn more about the creators program. If you will be in the Richmond area on March 18, visit our Best Buy Richmond store at Lansdowne Centre to experience it in person. Be inspired to create alongside the NBA superstar.

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