The Golden State Warriors player stopped following his father on social media

Gary Payton II has become an excellent role player in the NBA after a slow start early in his career.

He is the son of NBA legend (and basketball Hall of Famer) Gary Payton.

On Monday, NBA Alerts (an account that monitors social media activity in the league) reported that Payton II appears to have unfollowed his father.

Via NBA Alerts: “πŸ‘€ GPII (Garydwayne) is no longer following @GaryPayton

Via NBA Alerts: “LMFAO WHAT 😭😭😭 Can someone please double check this?”

Many fans took notice of the post as it garnered over 4,000 likes and nearly 400,000 impressions.

Payton II is coming off a season in which he averaged 5.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 56.3% from the field and 36.4% from three-point range in 44 matches.

The Warriors were 10th in the Western Conference with a 46-36 record.

However, they lost to the Sacramento Kings in the play-in tournament, missing the NBA playoffs for the third time in the previous five seasons.

April 9, 2024;  Los Angeles, California, United States;  Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) reacts after the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

April 9, 2024; Los Angeles, California, United States; Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) reacts after the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Payton II has played eight seasons in the NBA for the Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers (in addition to Golden State).

During the 2022 season, he helped the Warriors win the NBA Championship over Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics.

As for his father (Gary Payton), the former point guard played 17 seasons for the Seattle Supersonics, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks.

He won the 2006 NBA Championship with the Heat.