The 25 Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

9. Gary Payton

Stats: 16.3 PPG 6.7 APG 3.9 RPG 1.8 SPG
Accomplishments: 1991 All-Rookie Team, 9x All-Star, 1996 Defensive Player of the Year, 9x All-NBA, 9x All-Defense, 1x NBA Champion, 1x Steals Leader, Member of Hall of Fame
Teams: Sonics, Bucks, Lakers, Heat

The Glove is one of the greatest defensive players of all time. He never backed down from anybody and talked shit to immortal legends. With Shawn Kemp as his accomplice, Payton caught wreck out West for years. He's fourth all-time in steals and put the cuffs on the best of them. GP had an all-around game to go with his mouth which made him a thorn in every opponent's side. He wasn't the best shooter, but drove and either layed it up or hit Shawn Kemp with an alley oop. All this was solidified when he was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame earlier this year.

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