Gary Payton Says John Stockton Tougher To Guard Than Michael Jordan, LeBron

Play video content

It wasn’t Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or even LeBron James … no, the toughest person Gary Payton said he ever had to guard was none other than John Stockton.

The NBA Hall of Famer made the shocking revelation in a chat about hoops with TMZ Sports … saying the former Utah Jazz point guard was just that damn good.

“I think the hardest person I ever had to guard was John Stockton because of the way he would do 94 feet and go everywhere,” he said. “That’s my opinion.”

‘Stock’, a 10-time All-Star who played 19 seasons in the NBA, was 6-foot-1, but ‘The Glove’ told us John’s ability to utilize all the space on the court offensively made him a super difficult cover.

And, when Payton said he compared it to the trouble he had with MJ, LeBron and Kobe … Stockton was just harder to deal with.

As for basketball’s G.O.A.T. debate … Payton weighed in on that too, telling us that while he believes LBJ is the better basketball player, Jordan was the better closer.

“I think LeBron was a better all-around player because he can pass the ball and rebound,” Payton said. “I think Michael was a better killer. He’ll go after you. He’ll take a shot whenever he needed to and make it and do it. He was more of a killer.”

But, check out the clip — Payton’s clearly still leaving some room for ‘Bron to catch and pass Jordan in that category as well.

You can view the original article HERE.

Will Logan Die in Season Four of Succession?
Nicolas Cage Channeling Vampire Vibes in NYC Ahead of ‘Renfield’
Jonathan Majors Arrested After Alleged Domestic Dispute, Rep Says ‘He’s Done Nothing Wrong’
Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke Expecting Their First Child
Great Art and a Perfect Willem Dafoe Dazzle in Survival Thriller
Shazam! Fury of the Gods Sees One Of The Worst Second Week Drops of the DCEU
John Wick: Chapter 4 movie review (2023)
A Quietly Moving New Zealand Drama About Bullying and Boxing
Kanye West ‘likes Jewish people again’ after watching Jonah Hill movie – Music News
Girls Aloud to release new music to mark ‘Sound Of The Underground’ anniversary
Kasabian return to Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust – Music News
Bam Margera Gets Son’s Name Tattooed On His Face In Arabic
Top NFL Draft Prospect Steve Avila Hoping To Stay In Dallas, Meeting W/ Cowboys
Nets’ Simmons out indefinitely due to nerve impingement in back
There is a solution for the Aaron Rodgers trade impasse: Let him decide
The Blacklist Season 10 Episode 5 Review: The Dockery Affair
Yellowjackets Showrunner Says Some Scene in The Series Were Improv
Chicago Fire Season 11 Episode 17 Spoilers: Is Cindy Cancer Free?
Yellowjackets’Juliette Lewis & Tawny Cypress Discuss Portraying Their Characters
Florence Pugh Valentino Toile Iconographe Blouse and Shorts
Best Spring Dresses at Amazon Fashion 2023
Ashley Graham’s Denim Illusion Dress From Syndical Chamber
Saweetie’s Hello Kitty Charm Bra Top