We’ve met a lot of amazing people and made a lot of great pals on this journey of ours. And some of these people decided to hang around for a while. And help us share our amazing popcorn with the world.

Gary Payton

Gary “The Glove” Payton is a Hall of Fame defensive point guard widely considered the greatest of all time. Drafted as the second pick in the 1990 NBA draft was the highest draft pick in team history at the time.

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Jason Terry

Jason “The Jet” Terry is a former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Utah Jazz (NBA). Drafted no. 10 by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1999 NBA draft, Jason became one of the league’s most well-regarded sharpshooters throughout his nearly two-decade-long career. Jason spent his first five years in Atlanta then landed with the Dallas Mavericks in 2004. The trade set him on a path to become a key player in helping the franchise win its first NBA championship title in 2011. Jason retired from his playing career in 2018, however he continued to feed his love for basketball as an assistant coach. Before accepting his current position at the Utah Jazz, Jason was the head coach for the Denver Nuggets’ NBA G League affiliate, Grand Rapids Gold. Along with helping the Utah Jazz perfect their stride, Jet is a big part of KUDO joining the rest of the Legends family.

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Corey Dillon

Corey Dillon is a Super Bowl Champion, one of the National Football Leagues’ Greats and a superstar KUDO Legend. As a decorated NFL running back, Corey is hard to beat. He started his football career  playing college football at Washington. In 1997, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted him in the second round of the NFL Draft. Corey emerged as a standout player in Cincinnati by setting several franchise records and receiving three Pro Bowl selections. After seven years with the Bengals, Corey played his last three seasons with the New England Patriots winning a Super Bowl Championship in 2005. He entertained thoughts of a comeback after Patriots running back Sammy Morris came down with a season-ending injury.

However, he decided to remain retired. When Corey retired he had over 11,000 rushing yards and is currently ranked 20th in the NFL for rushing yards. Today, Corey enjoys spending time on a different type of green– the golf course. When he’s not spending time with family you can find him chowing down on his favorite Garlic Parmesan Protein Popcorn or aiming to break 80 on the golf course.

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Fred Brown

“Downtown Freddie Brown” earned his Legend status far before joining the KUDO Legends family. Fred began his career in the National Basketball Association as the first player drafted by the Seattle Sonics in the 1971 NBA draft and was the sixth player taken overall. As a shooting guard, Fred spent his entire 13-year career in the NBA with the Supersonics. Those 13 years earned him the longest tenured “career Sonic.” After retiring as a professional athlete, Fred had a successful career in banking at the Bank of America as a Senior Vice President. Now, Fred is not only a KUDO Legend but he is a member of our Board and a Special Advisor.

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Chelsea Gray

A powerhouse all her own, Chelsea is an Olympic Gold Medalist playing and winning her first gold medal in the 2020 Olympics hosted in Tokyo. In 2014, Chelsea was the eleventh pick in the WNBA Draft. Although she missed the 2014 WNBA season due to injury, she made her debut with the Sun in the 2015 WNBA season. Since then, Chelsea has had a dominating career on and off the court. Not only did she win gold at the Olympics but she is a two-time WNBA champion winning her first title in 2016 and a second in 2022. Other players know her as one of the “clutchest players in the WNBA” but we like to regard her as the clutchest KUDO Legend on our team. Along with being a Legend, Chelsea currently plays for the Las Vegas Aces and Çukurova Basketbol team in Turkey.

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