“Do this for me, just let Dwyane Wade be the first here”: Gary Payton on how he sold Shaquille O’Neal on letting Flash be the main guy in the 2006 Miami Heat team

The Miami Heat won their first-ever championship in 2006. Besides the dynamic duo of Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal, the squad included veterans like Alonzo Mourning, Jason Williams, Gary Payton, etc. The NBA legend Gary Payton is mostly known for…

“Larry Bird would say ‘I’m gonna go shoot this motherf**king jumper in your face’”: Gary Payton reveals a few iconic trash-talking altercations with the Celtics legend

Gary Payton explains how Larry Bird was the “coldest dude” he had ever seen because of the Boston Celtics legend’s trash-talking. Long before the league was dominated by LeBron James in the 2010s or Kobe Bryant in the 2000s or…

“It was an art for me to take them out of the game”: SuperSonics legend Gary Payton prided himself on his iconic trash talking skills during his playing days

Seattle SuperSonics legend Gary Payton is considered to be one of the greatest trash talkers in NBA history. Recently he opened up about his strategy in talking trash with Draymond Green. Trash talking is a thing of the past, thanks…

“I don’t think this team that the Lakers got are nothing like us, and I don’t think Russell Westbrook is playing the way he should be playing”: Gary Payton on comparisons to the 2003-04 Lakers roster

Hall of Famer Gary Payton believes the 2003-04 Lakers were a much better team than the current roster, adding that Russell Westbrook is a misfit on the team. During an appearance on The Draymond Green Show, Gary Payton discussed the…

“John Stockton was harder to guard than Michael Jordan!”: Gary Payton makes a shocking claim while comparing his defensive assignments on the Bulls and Jazz legends

Gary Payton surprisingly gave John Stockton the upper hand over Michael Jordan when it came to how tough it was to guard each.  Gary Payton is no slouch when it comes to being an absolute menace on the defensive end…

“Allen Iverson is one of the hardest motherf***ers to referee”: Kyle Lowry hilariously narrates how referees didn’t bail him out with AI busting his as* on the Knuckleheads Podcast

Kyle Lowry confirms that referees themselves didn’t know how to handle Allen Iverson, much to the chagrin of the then-rookie. Allen Iverson won 4 scoring titles in one of the hardest scoring eras throughout league history. He and Tracy McGrady…

“I will not go to Oklahoma and retire my jersey there”: How Gary Payton emphatically rejected retiring his jersey with the Thunder to stay true to the Seattle SuperSonics

Gary Payton still holds out hope that his jersey could be retired by the Seattle SuperSonics as he claimed he wouldn’t want it done in OKC.  Gary Payton is widely regarded as one of the greatest perimeter defenders the NBA has had…

“Gary Payton II is so athletic, I wonder if the mailman came around when I was out of town”: SuperSonics legend Gary Payton makes hilarious comment on his son’s athletic ability ahead of Warriors’ win vs Hawks

Gary Payton II has been enjoying his personal best season with the Golden State Warriors, but his athletic ability is making his father question things.  Gary Payton II has been in the NBA for six seasons, but you might not…

“Saw Gary Payton control referees, his coach, my coach, the lady in front!”: Kevin Garnett was amazed by SuperSonics legend’s sheer ability to talk trash all the time while playing at Hall of Fame levels

If trash talk legends were measured up to one another by pure volume, Gary Payton would be the uncontested GOAT with no competition. This was a man who would say practically anything to any opponent who dared to cross his…

“Great job tonight son, hard work pays off”: The Glove applauds his son Gary Payton II for his sensational performance against the Hornets

The Glove gives his flowers to son Gary Payton II in light of his sensational dunk on Kelly Oubre Jr. Payton II had a great night on both ends of the floor. Payton II’s performance tonight against the Hornets brought…