Gary Payton on why LeBron is better than Durant, King James joining Lakers | NBA | UNDISPUTED

Gary Payton on why LeBron is better than Durant, King James joining Lakers | NBA | UNDISPUTED

Joining Shannon Sharpe, Skip Bayless and Eboni Williams in studio on Undisputed to discuss all things NBA, Gary Payton breaks down why LeBron James is a better basketball player than Kevin Durant, noting why King James’ dynamic skillset will fit in wherever he takes his talents next, no matter whether it’s the Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Houston Rockets or any other team. Additionally, Payton weighs in on why he disagrees with Shaquille O’Neal’s remarks about LeBron’s legacy and why he believes Michael Jordan had a better supporting cast than people like to remember when discussing who the true G.O.A.T. is.

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74 Responses

  1. Skip and Shannon: UNDISPUTED says:

    Would LeBron fit in with the Lakers?

    • Brandon Alvarez says:

      Skip and Shannon: UNDISPUTED . Noo. James heart and life is in Cleveland. That’s it.

    • C Jones says:

      Curt u do know lebron basically “built” this team right? And you so realize that he has had a stacked team for the last 8-9 years right?
      I understand that u guys are groupies but damn cmom with the excuses man!

    • Q Dog says:

      Skip and Shannon: UNDISPUTED I can see em dressed more like a spur than a laker

  2. bg23allday1 says:

    If you really pay attention, all the stuff Gary is saying not only applies to basketball, but life in general 💯

  3. Tony Hemetona says:

    Just telling from the thumbnail this gonna be good

  4. chris says:

    Low key miss joy

  5. GuyFromNewark says:

    I hope Eboni is permanent.

  6. Shady00018 says:


  7. Dre Taylor says:

    Never seen skip that quiet on a Lebron topic lmaooo

    • Nick Stanton says:

      Its one thing to debate against shannon whos only watched MJ play versus trying to debate against Payton who played against and had to guard Jordan. Skip knew his place

    • TT PC says:

      eye2thebeholder – I think when people say that Lebron can guard anyone they mean that it isnt a complete mismatch when you put him on anyone 1-5 yes there are people who can defend bigs better and people who can defend guards better but good luck finding someone who could fill any defensive position and not get dominated. As far as the last few years he’s been taking plays off because of the minutes he plays. Would rather Lebron not playing defense a couple plays for the potential block or steal than anyone else on the floor instead of Lebron on that cavs roster. And then he gives up easy buckets but can go back down the floor and get an easy bucket instead of wearing himself out all game by going 100% the whole time.

  8. Armani aka hops 90s kid smith says:

    You have to be an idiot to think that kd is better than LeBron he’s not and never will be.

    • Armani aka hops 90s kid smith says:

      Joshua Rivers exactly

    • electricmole says:

      if KD wins a total of 5-6 rings, 5 finals mvp then he will top lebron james. dont talk about KD being in gsw coz kd is the main reason they are winning this finals. also lebron went to miami superteam and he should have won that series against old mavs and old spurs. he blew it thats 2 more rings right there. and if kd wont blew anything he will top lebron by winning more championships and finals mvp

  9. Bitcoin Baller! says:

    Ballers, particularly PGs, are like QBs in football.
    You don’t know what he is, what you’ve got, until he’s started for 3 years in the league.
    Ball is young and will get better.
    Hall of Famers like J-Kid or The Glove, didn’t mature for 3 years.

    • Kalief Hampton says:

      I like Ball but you just said you dont know for 3 years.. then said you know after 1 season..

    • Ivan Rodriguez says:

      Bitcoin Baller! Kidd was an All-Star his 2nd season. 16-7-9

    • Ali Muhammad says:

      Kalief Hampton lonzo ball will be gone off the Lakers book it he will never be able to play the NBA game

    • Kevin Mulloy says:

      Ali Muhammad pretty sure he played the NBA game this season. You obviously don’t know basketball and potential upside of players making remarks life that. Pure ignorance.

    • The Wallstar says:

      Ivan Rodriguez dumb argument this is the greatest PG era ever , 16-7-9 wouldnt make u a allstar in the west alone so stop it Ivan

  10. Kenneth Smotherman says:

    Who seen him on The Jamie Foxx Show Gary Payton.

  11. yannick willems says:

    Skip needs to shut up pleas just shut up

  12. Luc Grand says:

    Go ahead LeBron haters. Say that Gary Payton doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

    • Charlie bocian says:

      Luc Grand they won’t. Can’t question the gloves knowledge.

    • Marvin Santana says:

      He can’t even put a coherent sentence together. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. This man said John Stockton was harder to defend than Mike LMFAO

  13. Cool Younkers says:

    Well he scored 51 an lost, you need the supporting cast.

    • JayceeSoFie says:

      #BAGLIFE MIKE idiot

    • Darnell Tobar says:

      Cool Younkers he shoulda kept the players he had & not asked for! 🤷🏾‍♂️

    • ComeFlexWithMe _ says:

      Cool Younkers still could’ve won but he gave up in overtime.

    • spud man says:

      #BAGLIFE MIKE that doesn’t make sense because if his team is the reason he gets stats then how does he get so many assists

    • Ray Acosta says:

      Lebron is a great and gifted player no one can deny that but you also can’t deny the fact that he’s soft and doesn’t have that killer instinct and as far as “supporting cast” lebron and Westbrook are the only two players I can think of off the top of my head that make role players better but make stars/superstars worse so Idk how he beats GS cause kyrie ain’t coming back

  14. DoubleRGaming says:

    Gary Payton is Kanye West 10 years in the future

  15. swacfan100 says:

    Payton keep it real. every time. That is what Skip don’t understand, great as MJ was, he did not carry no team to the finals, especially no bad team. He had a squad.

    • John Hawthorne says:

      swacfan100 he has the highest usage rate in nba history. Regardless of if he had a squad they moved when Jordan said move

    • LycanVonWolf says:

      he carried them just as far as lebron did. He carried them to the champs which is all Lebron has done on teams with no no other superstar. Jordan actually carried teams with less talent to the same place as Lebron. Skip is very bad at debating because he doesnt think of questions fast enoug. He should have talked about the first Bulls lead team not the 2nd 3 peat

    • Vis Santana says:

      Lol right and when he didnt have a squad he got creamed in the 1st round every time

    • Cleveland Cook says:

      suntansuperman26 lebron dont have a killer instinct like MJ

  16. Bleach Gum says:


  17. soirilien st hilaire says:

    This man talking basketball I’m a fan of lebrown James but the man his the best player right now

  18. zislec says:

    GP dropping gems 💎

  19. TOMS WILL says:

    Thanks Gary he is great. He should do more commentary work.

  20. mike c says:

    Gary Payton needs to be on the show more often..dude knows his basketball for sure.

    • TT PC says:

      Lynx Star Automotive agree 100%. But I personally enjoy when they bring people like Gary Payton and K Mart on the show because they have the insight that analysts dont. They dont always say it blatantly but if you know and have played ball then you know what they’re getting at.

    • Vis Santana says:

      mike c hes a damn HOF player lol

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