The Video Doesn't Lie: Gary Payton Burns Bright

Gary Payton's basketball career is in the history books now, it seems.

But no book can contain the emotion this man brought to the game. His character is just too hot for the printed page. To fully grasp Gary Payton, to me, you want to watch and listen.

Gary Payton didn't win every game he played in, but if you have seen him compete, then you understand the the man never lost anything for lack of fire.

The video evidence: