CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 19: Pro basketball player Chris Paul (L) and former pro basketball player Gary Payton attend the 28th Anniversary Sports Spectacular Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 19, 2013 in Century City, California.
He thinks he can sit out for 3½ weeks, have one day of practice and play 35 minutes ... I haven't seen that happen, except for Superman a few times, and fortunately I had a few guys that could do it. Gary Payton could do it. Ray Allen probably could do it. As the game goes on, I've got to evaluate a lot of players, who's doing it, who's feeling good.
I would say, 'I just can't stand Gary Payton.' And Grg would just sit there and say, 'Yeah, he was awful tonight.' The last thing he would say to me was, 'Coach, just remember. Tomorrow morning he's ours. He's ours, and we've got to coach him.'More quotes »
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