1968: GARY PAYTON
Nicknamed “The Glove” for his defensive prowess, Gary Payton was a nine-time All-Star. Chosen second overall by the Seattle Supersonics out of Oregon State in 1990, Payton was a nine-time All-Star and nine times made the first team for his defense. An NBA champion in 2006, Payton averaged 16.3 ppg, 6.7 apg and 1.8 steals per game.
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