Gary Payton was one of the best defensive players of  his generation.  

He even had the nickname The Glove. 

Not sure if that was self anointed, or did someone else give it to him? 

Payton was featured on The Last Dance, claiming he could have shut down MJ if he had been given the assignment during the NBA Finals. 

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Jordan laughed that off.  

Now George Karl is defending his former player.  

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