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NBA Legend Gary Payton

STEPHEN CURRY ISN'T ON MY LEVEL!!!

4/16/2014 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Glove has spoken ... and he's calling out a whole BUNCH of NBA superstars ... from Stephen Curry to Russell Westbrook and even Chris Paul ... and it's AWESOME!!

Gary Payton was leaving Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills when he talked about some of HIS favorite players in the NBA ... guys like Kevin Durant, LeBron and Westbrook. 

But after complimenting the entire lot, Payton threw it down -- saying, "But you know what? I'm the Hall of Famer, so you gotta ride with that!"

"When they get to my level, then they can talk to me!"

We also asked how he felt about the Lakers, Knicks and Celtics all missing the playoffs and Gary dropped another gem -- "It happens. Get a better team. Get a better organization!"

He even gave some specific advice for the Lake Show. 

Make sure you watch all the way to the end of the clip -- Gary's "goodbye" is SOLID!!

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3 COMMENTS

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Renny    

Why you trying to make it seem he was dissing Curry. He gave them props. You can miss me with the headlines.

140 days ago
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kb    

The man always trash talked a lot ... but he backed it up with stellar play at both ends of the court. So, more power to you "The Glove".

140 days ago
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KingKilla_2013    

OG triple OG! TMZ sucks trying to make gossip out of nothing.

140 days ago

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