NBA Hall of Famer: 'There are only three 'true' point guards in the NBA"

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Gary Payton is famously known for being one of the greatest trash talkers in NBA history, so he isn't a man afraid to speak his mind.

At the recent Hall of Fame finalists press conference, the ex-point guard known as 'The Glove' spoke to the media and explained how he thinks there are only three 'true' point guards left in the league.

The men he believed encompassed what it means to be a point guard are Tony Parker, Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul.

Payton was no way taking a shot at other players in the NBA but he doesn't feel guys like Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook are 'true' point guards due to their style of play in comparison to the more traditional floor leader.

A lot of experts believe that the position itself is evolving and it is mainly down to the incredible athleticism we are seeing from players like Westbrook and Derrick Rose.

Payton was a point guard in the mould that he believes is traditional and he created a hall of fame career for himself through his passing ability and defensive prowess.

Other topics that Payton weighed in on include his belief that Kevin Durant should win the MVP over LeBron James and he also spoke of the Los Angeles Lakers struggles.

It's always interesting to catch up with 'the glove' as he ins't afraid to mince his words and will always give his gods honest opinion on whatever you ask him.

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