Seattle SupersonicsDownload App

Gary Payton Says He 'Could Never Play Basketball in This Soft Era'

JOHN FROSCHAUER/Associated Press
Katie RichcreekFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 15, 2017

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:

JOHN FROSCHAUER/Associated Press

[Gary Payton, h/t theScore]

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices