Gary Payton Calls Dwight Howard 'Fake,' Says He'd Talk Trash to Rockets Star

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistNovember 18, 2014

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Dwight Howard's antics apparently aren't sitting well with those who have played the game.

The Houston Rockets star was called out by former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant when the two squared off in the season opener. During a face-to-face meeting on the court on Sunday, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant—who isn't known for doing much talking—reportedly called Howard something that isn't safe for work.

Now, Hall of Famer Gary Payton, who was known for being a shutdown defender and one of the best trash-talkers ever, has taken his turn to sound off on Howard. The Glove didn't hold back.

[Fox Sports 1]