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Gary Payton on Stephen Curry's MVP: 'I can name a lot of guys that could have been unanimous'

Gary Payton on Stephen Curry's MVP: 'I can name a lot of guys that could have been unanimous'

Gary Payton doesn't think Stephen Curry should have been the first unanimous NBA MVP.

The basketball Hall of Famer said in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated and SiriusXM he believes a number of former players were worthy of all the first-place votes during their eras.

“I can name a couple guys," Payton said. "Michael Jordan [and the Bulls] won 72 games. Why wouldn’t he be a unanimous decision? Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell — I can name a lot of guys that could have been unanimous."

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