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Gary Payton says John Stockton was tougher to guard than Jordan

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05:14 PM ET 09.03 | There weren't too many players that former Seattle Supersonics guard Gary Payton had trouble guarding. After all, he was nicknamed "The Glove" for a reason. That said, if Payton was up for a challenge, all he had to do was call up Michael Jordan or John Stockton, whom he said were the two most difficult covers in the NBA. Though shockingly enough, Payton says Stockton was the harder player to guard between the two.

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September 4, 2013  02:35 PM ET
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The funny thing is, those guys would never be great if not for each other.

I beg to differ Bro! Stockton was a rare talent in a vanilla body!

September 4, 2013  11:10 PM ET

GP is out of his mind!!!!

 
September 10, 2013  04:43 PM ET

A tip of the hat to the GLOVE and much love for stating something that most players let alone most people have a hard time admitting, Michael Jordan to the contrary DOES NOT WALK ON WATER. People think that it was all about Mike but failed to realize that some of the players that came along during his tenure actually gave MJ as good as the got. Exhibit A, the AI crossover and facial MJ received. GP just keep it REAL, being who he's always been. The BEST trash talker in the NBA, yes, even better than Reggie Miller.

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