With the almost absolutely final word that Gary Payton has retired, ring on hand, pundits have begun guaging his career against that of another Oakland-born point guard, Jason Kidd. The two, who grew up on an Oakland playground, are classic West Coast point guards, more pass-first, less dribble-happy than their New York counterparts.
- GP feeling free, retirement plans 'kind of definite' - J. A. Adande - ESPN
- Missing the point: The Glove doesn't get enough love - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider
- Oakland’s All-Time Greatest Point Guard - Oly Sandor - Hoopsvibe