Originally Posted by Glove_20
Well thats why Payton has been All-Defensive 1st 9 times in a row, and Mourning hasn't even been on an All-Defensive Team for over 2 years. Totally takes out the competetion and 2 guards per team argument because the differences are too great.
Reguardless, Mourning was the better defender. I'm not bashing Payton. He is, in my opinion, the best defensive point guard to ever play in the league. However, a bigman, who plays dominant defense, can impact the game in ways a guard, who plays dominant defense, can't.