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Gary Payton on how he got “The Glove” nickname


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In this clip, former NBA player Gary Payton recounted how he received the nickname “The Glove” and how it eventually became one of the most iconic and recognizable nicknames associated with the NBA.

He talked about the 1994 Ricky Pierce situation where the former teammates got into a heated exchange to the point that threats were placed on Pierce’s life.

Also, GP detailed becoming such a lethal trash talker and why he thinks Larry Bird holds the crown in that department:

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