Gary Payton doesn't think he could have played in this era, but it isn't for any lack of self-confidence.
The Hall of Famer tweeted he could never have played in "this soft era" of basketball, adding that he'd need all of his salary to pay off fines:
I could never play basketball in this soft era. All of my contract money would go toward fines. Lol— Gary Payton (@GaryPayton_20) February 20, 2016