Born October 12, 1957 Gary Garland played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 1980-1980. Gary Joseph Houston is an American former professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association. He played one season with the Nuggets. Garland studied at DePaul University. He is the son of gospel singer Cissy Houston, and the half-brother of Michael Houston and Whitney Houston.