The NBA is currently experiencing a golden era in elite point guards. However, its like we cannot watch Russel Westbrook, Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, or John Wall without somebody on the twitter asking, “Could they score on Gary Payton”?
I am of the opinion that there are some players that just cannot be guarded and Steph Curry is the prime example of that. However, you can somewhat slow them down. Without the ability to hand check, you need a whole team to be able to slow down an elite scorer.
Would Gary have been the exception? Decide for yourself: