Gary Payton Tells an epic story of Michael Jordan

December 22, 2017 at 9:00 am by Terez in Gary Payton, Michael Jordan

NBA legend Gary Payton was notorious for his trash talk, but there was one guy who was impervious to his crazy talk. Guess who? You got it. MJ the Magnificent. Gary Payton told stories about his childhood and his time on the Seattle Supersonics for a Players’ Tribune piece.  In a matter of minutes, I’m in foul trouble. K.C. benches me. I didn’t really go back in the game much more after that. I remember I finished with no points — played about seven or eight minutes. MJ ended up going for 33. But that wasn’t the end of it. Near the end of the game, I’m sitting on the bench, and MJ comes over to our bench — comes right up to me while the game is still going on. Coach is standing right there. Everyone on the bench is staring at him. Looks right at me. “That (expletive) you talking in preseason?” The wild thing is, MJ isn’t even mad or nothing. He’s chewing his (expletive) gum.“This is the real (expletive) right here. Welcome to the NBA, little fella.” The Bulls won the title that season, and then five more before he was done” said Payton. The legend of MJ continues to grow.-TO