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Gary Payton Doesn't Have Michael Jordan In His Top 3 All-Time


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Posted August 21, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Gary Payton leaves Michael Jordan off his list of top 3 NBA players of all time.


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#2 BasketballIQ

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Posted August 21, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Obviously trolling for ratings and controversy.

 

 

 

We all know the arguments as far as "greatness" and Magic had his rookie moment, his great rival player and team(Bird/celtics).

 

Wilt has the best numbers.

 

 

Bill has the most rings.



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Posted August 21, 2013 - 09:16 PM

GP being bias cause he's a Laker fan. lol



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 04:21 AM

Payton and MJ had huge battles on the court in the past, makes me wonder why he leaves the GOAT out from top 3..



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 04:43 AM

Maybe The Glove believes that a player who was allowed to travel and that opposing defenses were not allowed to touch shouldn't be eligible for the best players ever.


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Posted August 22, 2013 - 04:45 AM

GP and MJ talked so much trash to each other, I doubt Payton wants to acknowledge that Jordan exists. He likes old school dudes? Michael was drafted in 1984, just four years after Magic (in his top three), and within years, MJ was the best player in the NBA, dominating the late 80s.

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Posted August 22, 2013 - 06:39 AM

Maybe The Glove believes that a player who was allowed to travel and that opposing defenses were not allowed to touch shouldn't be eligible for the best players ever.

 

Maybe it's the '96 Finals


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Posted August 22, 2013 - 07:11 AM

Maybe they want controversy so their new network can get some shine



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 09:36 AM

Thats his preference, here is mine Magic, Kobe, KAJ. :cool2:



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 03:19 PM

Well Jordan did prevent him from getting his championship ring back in the 90s. lol



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 04:44 PM

I'm surprised he didn't put Mike in his top 3. He's always calling him "Black Jesus".



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 06:56 PM

This isn't really a surprise to me, but in today's league where everybody is on each others nuts and eager to form the next super team, I could see why people would overreact.

I think the only players who played in the 90s (besides Jordan's teammates, and you can actually include a handful of those) that actually can tolerate hearing Jordan's name are members of the Rockets repeat championship squad.

They might as well have called it the MJBA. He ran the league and dominated everyone who challenged him. How can you like him if you're GP?
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Posted August 22, 2013 - 08:16 PM

gp still thinks supersonics should've beaten bulls in finals


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 03:57 AM

The beauty of MJ is that he never lost in his prime. Who knows, without two retirements, maybe he couldve gotten 8 or 9

Edited by LakersFanatic, August 23, 2013 - 03:58 AM.


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Posted August 29, 2013 - 10:01 AM

This simple fact continues to get overlooked.  MJ from the SG dominated the 90s and gave up 2 Finals runs by retiring, possibly even a 3rd from coming back a bit rusty and getting beat by Orlando in the playoffs. 

The beauty of MJ is that he never lost in his prime. Who knows, without two retirements, maybe he couldve gotten 8 or 9


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