View Full Version : Gary Payton picks John Stockton

04-05-2013, 10:55 AM
John Stockton pulled a surprise when he selected Jazz fan nemesis Isiah Thomas to present him at his Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2009.

Apparently, what comes around goes around.

Gary Payton will reportedly show the same level of rivalry respect by having Stockton present him when he's inducted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this summer, according to SI.com.

Payton, a nine-time All-Star and world-class trash-talker, has been voted in as a first-ballot Hall of Famer. The nine-time All-NBA player and 1996 defensive player of the year will have the former Jazz star and George Gervin with him on stage during his special moment in Springfield, Mass.


04-05-2013, 12:07 PM
That's so cool, all-around.

04-05-2013, 01:13 PM
John's Hall of Fame acceptance speech was a class act all the way; bet he'll do the same as a presenter.

04-05-2013, 03:21 PM
Thanks for sharing, NJZag. I enjoyed that. I look forward to the induction ceremony, with Tark also in line to be inducted.