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Jason Kidd vs. Gary Payton: Who Will Go Down as the Greater NBA Point Guard?

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Jason Kidd vs. Gary Payton: Who Will Go Down as the Greater NBA Point Guard?
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In the NBA, point guards may have the toughest position to play. They have to safe guard the basketball while setting up the offensive sets and getting teammates in easy scoring positions. They also have to be able to guard the fast break and try to prevent their opponents from being effective in running their own offensive systems.

The best point guards throughout the league also find other ways to contribute, such as providing ample scoring, rebounding and shutdown defense.

Jason Kidd and Gary Payton are two point guards in recent history who have become legends of the game by excelling in many different areas. As many of their career years in the league came at the same time, these players have often been debated among basketball enthusiasts.

Part of the NBA Debate Team, in this article Bleacher Report featured columnists Allen Kim and Ethan S. compare these two legends.

We hope you enjoy the arguments presented throughout and encourage you to weigh in on the debate. Which points stand out the best and who do you feel is the better player?

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