ESPN's running a best point guards of all time (which makes me wonder, how come no one ever does a "Best Small Forwards of All-Time" list? Personally, I think it's the inherent anti-Mark Aguirre/George Gervin bias in today's media).
As you can imagine, Gary Payton's on the list. As you could not imagine, he's 10th, ranked behind - ugh - Steve Nash at number 9. Now, I could go on and on about what a travesty this is, but I thought it might be more instructive to compare the Hall of Fame probability numbers for these two gentlemen, courtesy of basketball-reference.com.
Gary Payton's probability of making the HOF: 79.8%
Steve Nash's probability of making the HOF: 5.6%
Oh, yeah, Nash is all over him. Good call, ESPN.